Integrating Onsite and District Generation (Heat & Power)

Many more large businesses, estates and councils are pursuing energy independence strategies driven and enabled by the price points of renewables, new technologies and carbon targets.

This presents an opportunity and challenge for incumbent players. The distribution network (and the wider energy system) needs the resilience to cope and energy retailers will need to innovate and engage so as not to risk the loss of significant income streams.

Live Webinars

Microgeneration & Large Consumers - Counting the cost of energy

Broadcast Date: Thu 25 Feb 11:00 UTC


Onsite generation (micro, commercial & distrubuted) is here to stay and its adoption seems to only accelerate. We look at drivers, price points and knock on effects from prosumer to grid scale.




  • Dr Richard Williams

    Senior Research Fellow, Energy & Climate Change Division
  • Porri Ossi

    Head of Demand Response


Many large businesses, estates and councils have outlined energy neutrality strategies more aggressive than anything coming from COP21. With the drive to succeed what does this mean for:

T&D operators building for resiliency and scale
Behind the meter generation
Energy retailers engaging with a new profession The Energy Manager in charge of the internal energy economy
Energy trading and its role in distributed generation



Microgeneration & Large Consumers - Innovations in onsite and district generation

Broadcast Date: Wed 02 Mar 14:00 UTC


In this session we explore innovations in onsite and district generation and thier integration into the energy framework




  • Andrew Bryers

    Energy, Environment and Sustainability Manager
  • Graham Eastwick

    Operations Director


As onsite and district generation and the price point of renewables hit the tipping point innovators are seizing opportunities and incumbents are facing a rethink.

What are the drivers and current trends – where is the event horizon?
Case studies on the path to energy independence
The role of assets and grid intelligence the changing fabric of the network



Community-Level Management of Energy Demands, Generation and Storage

Broadcast Date: Fri 04 Mar 11:00 UTC


Understand how to optimise energy demand and supply at town or city levels to open up the possibility of a more efficient energy network and non-traditional business model


  • Sarah Blois-Brooke

    Senior Consultant


Innovation and cost reduction in control, storage and generation technologies now make it possible to optimise energy demand and supply at town or city level, opening up the possibility of a more efficient energy network and non-traditional business models.

In this webinar, Sarah Blois-Brooke of Encraft will report on a pioneering pilot project in Wiltshire, trialing innovative control technologies which managed local electricity generation, storage and demand and resulted in a more optimal outcome for customers than could be achieved either by individual asset and building control in isolation, or reliance solely on the national system.



Microgeneration & Large Consumers - Building the business case for investment

Broadcast Date: Tue 08 Mar 14:00 UTC


Investment cases for large consumers and the distributing network we explore the synergies.




  • Geoff Barker

    Business Development Director
  • Malcolm Yadack

    Project Manager (Virtual Power Plant)
  • Mazvita Chari

    Climate Local Advisor
  • Tanja Groth

    Decentralised Energy Manager


We discuss investment requirements for micro, onsite and district generation adoption, the implications on the wider energy system and what future energy system may look like;

Business case for on premises measurement and central controls
Business cases for self generation and on premises storage
Building your energy management roadmap and planning for tomorrow



Building Bespoke Networks for District Energy

Broadcast Date: Thu 10 Mar 11:00 UTC


An important point in the decentralised energy journey is the long-term success of the networks created and communities served, understand how to create district energy networks for communities in the UK in this webinar.


  • Toby Heysham

    Managing Director


In this live webinar, Toby Heysham, Pinnacle Power's Managing Director will walk you through key points from his experiences in creating district energy networks for communities in the United Kingdom.

An important point in the decentralised energy journey is the long-term success of the networks created and communities served. You will gain insights and tips on how local authorities, property developers and energy suppliers can work together to reduce costs, energy consumption and carbon emissions.

You'll also learn about the importance of embracing design and engineering excellence, sustainability and comprehensive operational support what ever your role is in the the decentralised energy equation.



Webinar Speakers

Dr Richard Williams

Senior Research Fellow, Energy & Climate Change Division

Porri Ossi

Head of Demand Response

Andrew Bryers

Energy, Environment and Sustainability Manager

Graham Eastwick

Operations Director

Geoff Barker

Business Development Director

Malcolm Yadack

Project Manager (Virtual Power Plant)

Mazvita Chari

Climate Local Advisor

Tanja Groth

Decentralised Energy Manager

Sarah Blois-Brooke

Senior Consultant

Toby Heysham

Managing Director

White Papers

Microgrids and the Future of the European City
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Case Studies

Case Study – EDP Renewables – Wind Farms
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LightHouse® Case Study - Distributed Generation: Western Power Distribution
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An Early IntelliTeam® Installation Is Upgraded To Third-Generation IntelliTeam® SG
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