Heating in a low carbon future


SCI, London, UK
Thursday 28 February 2019
Organised by SCI's Energy Group

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SCI Energy Group's first major conference reflects the critical importance of reducing CO₂ emissions from the way we heat our homes for achieving the UK's target of an 80% reduction in CO₂ emissions by 2050. This conference will explore available and emerging technologies to deliver lowcarbon energy to buildings, comfort to occupants and energy savings.

The programme will include speakers on developments in heat pumps, smart systems, district heating and hydrogen, and the impact of decarbonisation on infrastructure. Speakers will also address the barriers to uptake and the social impact of options to reduce CO₂ emissions from heating. Reflecting SCI's approach to resolving the energy trilemma, we want to address the reliability, affordability and sustainability of solutions.


The event is intended to broker links between science and industry, with a target audience of engineers, business and commercial managers, policy managers, academics in the field, R&D managers, marketing and business development managers, technical and operations managers, and investment decision makers.

SCI Members attending this meeting are able to claim CPD points.

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10:00 Registration and refreshments
10.30 Introduction by Chair
Mark Harrison, SCI Energy Group Chair
10.45 Policy
Nina Skorupska, CEO of Renewable Energy Association (REA)
11.10 Overview of Smart Systems & Heat (SSH) — Delivering Comfort through Energy Savings
Rebecca Sweeney, ETI
11.35 Refreshment break
11.55 Provision of Low Carbon Energy Routes to Heating — a study for NIC
Ian Walker, Element Energy
12.20 Heat Pumps, Solar Power and Heat Storage — Opportunities for integration
Jenni McDonnell, KTN
12.45 Lunch
13.45 Introduction by Chair
13.55 Social aspects of new technologies
Les Levidow, Open University
14.20 Heat Infrastructure / District Heating
Alex Buckman, ESC (Catapult)
14.45 Applying available and emerging technologies to minimise energy consumption in buildings
TateHindle & AECOM
15.10 Refreshment break
15.30 Impact on Infrastructure
National Grid Speaker
15.55 Adding Hydrogen to the gas grid — the HyNet project
Chris Manson-Whitton, Progressive Energy
16.20 Summary by Chair
16.30 Close and Networking

Organising committee

Exhibition and sponsorship

An exhibition will take place alongside the conference during refreshment breaks for companies and related organisations who may wish to exhibit. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. For further information and prices please email conferences@soci.org.

Delegate Fees

Early bird fees before Friday 8 February 2019

£50   SCI Member
£20   SCI Student Member
£35   SCI Subsidised Member
£50   IChemE Member
£20   IChemE Student Member
£75   Non-Member

Standard fees after Friday 8 February 2019

£75   SCI Member
£25   SCI Student Member
£50   SCI Subsidised Member
£75   IChemE Member
£25   IChemE Student Member
£100   Non-Member

SCI Platinum Corporate Members receive 25% off the above rates.

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14/15 Belgrave Square

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Conference Team
T: +44 (0)20 7598 1561
E: conferences@soci.org

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