All speakers, all conferences and all events at All Energy: Aberdeen 21-22 May

All Energy 2014 Aberdeen conference adv logoAll sessions at All Energy in Aberdeen tomorrow and Thursday (21 and 22 May) are free to attend, so you can dip in and out and catch up with what is going on right across all the sectors that make up the renewables industry and hear about the opportunities and the challenges.

Scottish Energy News is a Media Partner to All Energy and we will bring you the latest news, views and developments in the Scottish energy sector.


Wednesday 21 May

Conference: Day 1


Opening Plenary

Fleming Auditorium



  • Welcome by plenary session Chairman – Johan Sandberg, Service Line Leader – Offshore Renewable Energy, DNV GL – Energy, Renewables Advisory
  • Civic welcome by Lord Provost George Adam, Lord Provost of the City of Aberdeen
  • Keynote political addresses:
    • Rt Hon Alistair Carmichael MP, Secretary of State for Scotland
    • Fergus Ewing MSP, Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism, Scottish Government
  • Rob Cormie, Group Operations Director, UK Green Investment Bank
  • Bader Saeed Al Lamki, Director of Masdar Clean Energy
  • Angela Knight CBE, Chief Executive, Energy UK
  • Welcoming the arrival of proof of hydrogen power – Gordon McIntosh, Director of Enterprise, Planning and Infrastructure, Aberdeen City Council
  • Quick fire thoughts: A shock to the system – integration or disintegration – Duncan Botting, Managing Director, Global Smart Transformation Ltd Current state of play and the way forward Fleming Auditorium


 11:00-12:30 Offshore Wind 1


  • Update on the government’s offshore wind industrial strategy – Carolyn Campbell, Head of Offshore Wind Industrial Strategy, Department for Business, Innovation & Skills
  • Offshore Wind Programme Board update – Adam Bruce, Co-Chair of the OWPB and Global Head of Corporate Affairs, Mainstream Renewable Power
  • The future horizon of offshore wind – Huub den Rooijen, Head of Offshore Wind, The Crown Estate
  • Can we afford offshore wind? – Hugh Yendole, Programme Manager, East Irish Sea, DONG Energy Wind Power
  • Why innovation matters – Andrew Jamieson, Chief Executive, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult


Lunchtime Special Session: The Great Debate

Fleming Auditorium


Fergus Ewing MSP, Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism and Frank Doran MP debate the energy issues of the forthcoming Scottish Independence Referendum.

Chaired by Professor Sir Jim McDonald, Principal and Vice Chancellor, University of Strathclyde


Offshore Wind 2

Rising to the challenges of EMR and cost reduction

Fleming Auditorium


Chairman: Charles Yates, Associated Director, Grant Thornton

  • Offshore wind economics under EMR: quantifying the risks – Dr Mauricio Bermudez Neubauer, Associate Director, and Daniel Radov, Associate Director, NERA Economic Consulting
  • Offshore wind – is £100/MWh by 2020 still possible after the EMR hiatus? – Breanne Gellatly, Associate Director, Offshore Wind, The Carbon Trust
  • Can the ‘ground model’ approach help to reduce the cost of developing windfarms offshore? – Richard Orren, Global Technical Head, Senergy Survey & Geoengineering
  • Fast feeder vessels: a quicker route to cost reduction – Chris Garrett, Offshore Wind Farm Installation Engineer, DNV GL
  • Cutting the cost of offshore wind: the contribution of cheaper finance – Charles Yates, Associated Director, Grant Thornton


Offshore Wind 3

Construction, operations & HSE

Fleming Auditorium


Chairman: Alan MacLeay, Engineering Director Renewable Energy, Seaway Heavy Lifting; and Chairman of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) Renewable Energy Workgroup

  • Lessons learned: construction, O&M and repair activities for offshore wind farms organised and realised from the REBO Terminal, Port of Oostende – Emmanuël Timmermans and Wim Stubbe, AG Haven Oostende
  • The SPARTA (System Performance, Availability and Reliability Trend Analysis) project – Neil Simpson, Project Manager, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult
  • A dynamic modelling tool for operations and maintenance for the offshore wind industry – Sean Huff, Principal Consultant, SeaEnergy PLC
  • The G9 Offshore Wind Health & Safety Association: an update – Anne Marit Hansen, Leader Safety & Sustainability (SSU), Statoil ASA
  • H&S initiatives in offshore wind – Alastair Dutton, Strategic Programme Manager, The Crown Estate


Power Networks Joint Vision: Electricity networks: handling a shock to the system

Crombie A 11:00-12:30

A ‘one system’ approach to Britain’s electricity networks is needed to ensure the lights stay on. Managing the challenges of decarbonisation, while maintaining security of supply and affordability for electricity customers, calls for radical and holistic thinking across the electricity system.

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) published a report in December 2013 entitled Electricity Networks: Handling a Shock to the System, which recommends a ‘systems architect’ role to oversee the electricity system to help it adapt to meet the complex new requirements of a low carbon economy.

Decarbonisation means unprecedented change for our hitherto mature and stable networks over the next 20 years. They will have to cope with everything from two-way local power flows and less predictable generation to accommodating new demands like charging electric vehicles and powering heat pumps. All of this will have a profound impact on the electricity system.

To tackle this huge challenge, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) formed the Power Networks Joint Vision expert group from the leading electricity distribution and transmission companies, academia, government and energy consultancies. Electricity Networks: Handling a Shock to the System sets out in detail the scale of the challenge, together with a series of proposed ways forward.

Power Networks Joint Vision is gathering momentum, with industry and policy makers coming together to give their support and welcome the group’s findings. For Britain’s electricity industry, the Power Networks Joint Vision work highlights the urgent need for whole-system thinking.

Speakers from the PNJV Expert Group will talk about the challenges being facedin integrating low carbon generation to the grid while decarbonising heat and transport and to debate the role of a system architect for the electricity system.


Chairman: Duncan Botting, Managing Director, Global Smart Transformation

  • TNO/TSO – Martin Hill, Scottish Power
  • DNO/DSO – Frank Clifton, SSE
  • EV/Heat – Dave Roberts, EA Technology
  • Demand side response – Christopher Trentham Hillier, Bangor University
  • Q&A and discussion EMR – ask the expertsChairman: Jeremy Sainsbury OBE, Director, Natural Power; and Chair of Scottish Renewables Grid Group
  • Crombie A 12:45-13:30
  • Lunchtime update


  • Electricity market reform: White knight or horseman of the apocalypse? – Tim Foster, Head of Renewable Generation, Statkraft UKFollowed by a panel discussion, with panellists including Andrew Horstead, Head of Risk Management and Research, Utilyx; Iain Robertson, Generation Sales Manager, SmartestEnergy answering questions from the audience.


Crombie A 14:00-15:30

Energy is currently headlining in the news and across the media, whether it is renewables, unconventional gas, oil, coal or nuclear not a day goes by without reference to the power industry.This conference session presents some IPA member organisations that will describe some of their work and how it fits into the Power Industry. We have deliberately chosen topics which are often under publicised but nonetheless will form an important part of the overall solution in helping to meet the requirements of the EMR and its three pillars, continuity of supply, affordability and low CO2. 

  • Chairman: Colin McNaught, Managing Consultant, Ricardo-AEA & Chair, IPA
  • Delegates will be able to hear about carbon capture through the Captain Clean Project at Grangemouth, an anaerobic digestion system at Lochhead in Dunfermline, energy storage and its vital part in the delivery of a low carbon UK and how to develop and manage power generation.
  • The IPA represents a group of companies that operate in all areas of the power and energy related industries. IPA members provide solutions based on a wide range of technologies, from thermal power plants to renewable energy systems. Expertise and experience ranges from design through construction and operation of complete power plants, and on the engineered systems and equipment that form critical parts of power plants. Support in all stages of a power project, from concept to operation, including technical, legal, financial and environmental, is available from specialist companies within the membership.
  • Organised by Industrial & Power Association (IPA)
  • The changing power market – synergy in action


  • The captain clean energy project – Ian Phillips, Business Development Director, Pale Blue Dot
  • Clean electricity from wet steam – Professor Dan Wright, CEO, Heliex Power
  • Energy storage:A vital component in the delivery of a low carbon UK – Steven Stocks, Business Development Manager, Bureau Veritas
  • Case study: Fife Council AD plant development – Diarmid Jamieson, Technical Director, SLR Consulting Ltd
  • Developing and managing low carbon projects – Mark Docherty, Director, Turner & Townsend


  • Grid 1 The current picture and immediate futureChairman: Jeremy Sainsbury OBE, Director, Natural Power, Chair of Scottish Renewables Grid Group
  • Crombie A 16:00-17:30


  • Electricity Networks Strategy Group (ENSG) – infrastructure investment update, Alec Morrison, Island Networks Investment Manager, Transmission Development, SHE Transmission, Scottish and Southern Energy
  • ScottishPower Transmission Investment plan: Progress update – Craig McDougall, Major Projects Delivery Manager, SP Energy Networks
  • Options for integrating intermittent renewable energy into the grid – Dr. Elena Tinch, Foresighting Senior Executive, Energy and Low Carbon Technologies
  • Distributed generation update – Alice Waltham, AF Mercados, Chair of Scottish Renewables Distributed Generation Group
  • Offshore / island connections: an update – Gavin Mackay, Senior Development Manager for Policy and Strategic Projects, Highlands and Islands Enterprise


 UK Trade & Investment 1: UKTI/ UK UAE Business Council Energy Working Group Business Collaboration Opportunities between UK and MENA Region

Crombie B


This export opportunities led session will focus on the links and collaboration forged between UK industry and renewables agencies in the MENA region. It will provide an overview of the Renewable Energy Sector in these regions and outline how UKTI can support UK companies in accessing current and future opportunities. 

  • Welcome – Andrew Vaughan, Country Chair, Shell, Abu Dhabi
  • Chairman: Amisha Patel, Head of Power, Nuclear & Renewables, EIC
  • Overview of Masdar activities, opportunities for inward investment and areas where Masdar seek to invest – Bader Al Lamki, Director, Masdar Clean Energy
  • Industry perspective of investing in renewables with a focus on wind – David Parkin, Director, Atkins Global
  • HMG role in stimulating growth in renewable energy trade and investment – Chris Mills, Specialist, UK Trade & Investment (UKTI)
  • Exporting & supply chain opportunities in the North Africa region – Fatima-Zahra Kerdoum, Trade & Investment Officer, UK Trade & Investment Morocco & Chris Frean, Trade & Investment Officer, UK Trade & Investment AlgeriaOffshore renewable energy in Scottish waters: policy, planning and licensing for the present and future  
  • Chairman: Dan Finch, UK Managing Director, EDPR UK
  • Marine Scotland is the Planning and Licensing Authority for Scotland’s Seas. This session will give consideration to recent developments in the licensing process, with a focus on the practical and scientific issues to emerge from recent approaches to cumulative impact assessment (CIA) for offshore wind developments in the Moray Firth. It will also cover the recent Scenario Mapping Project which aims to consider the onshore and offshore planning and supply chain implications arising from planned offshore wind developments in the East and North East Regions.


  • Crombie B 14:00-15:30
  • Licensing context: development applications for wind farms in the Moray Firth and requirement for CIAGayle Holland, EIA/HRA Compliance Manager and Roger May, Marine Renewables Section Leader
  • The science context to CIA in Moray Firth –Ian Davies, Marine Renewable Energy Programme Manager   


  • CIA of effects of renewables developments on mammal & seabirds in the Moray Firth -Kate Brookes, Marine Mammal Scientist and Jared Wilson, Marine Ornithologist


  • Scenario mapping for offshore wind developments in the East and North East regionsDavid Pratt, Offshore Wind and Marine Renewables Planner and Phil Gilmour, Head of Marine Renewables and Offshore WindRenewables for the farming community



Chairman: Jim Campbell, Renewable Energy Team Leader, SAC Consulting: Environment & Design

Crombie B 16:00-17:30


  • The Scottish Government’s Agri-Renewables Strategy for Scotland, Carole Stewart, Agriculture and Rural Development, Scottish Government
  • Funding and support for rural businesses through CARES – Jamie Wilkinson, Local Energy Scotland
  • The renewable development initiative set up by NFUS with Scottish Government funding – Thomas McMillan, Renewable Energy Consultant – Associate, Smiths Gore
  • The partnership between the rural economy and the energy market – Nick Green, Head of Energy – Scotland, Savills
  • Crofting law and renewables – Calum MacLeod, Associate, Harper Macleod LLP
  • Quick fire examples of what is used where
    • Wind – Jon Halle, Founder, Sharenergy Co-operative
    • Bioenergy: The key ingredients for generating energy from waste at smaller scales – James Dixon and Colin Hall, RM Energy Ltd in conjunction with SEaB Energy
    • Bioenergy: farm scale wood fuel – John Farquhar, SAC Consulting
    • Improving energy efficiency of farm buildings – Rod McGovern, Farm Energy Consulting


Offshore Wind 4 – Consent, development and environmental & resource

Gordon A 11:00-12:30

Chairman: Patricia Hawthorn, Partner, Shepherd & Wedderburn; and Co-Chair, Scottish Renewables Offshore Wind Strategy Group and the Consents and Licensing Sub-Group

  • The habitats directive: a showstopper? – Louise Cockburn, Principal Associate Scotland, Eversheds LLP
  • ORJIP Project 4: review of acoustic deterrent devices and marine mammal mitigation for offshore wind farms – Alex Herschel, Principal Consultant, Xodus Group
  • The legal process for obtaining consent – Kirstin McPherson, Solicitor, Mackinnons Solicitors
  • Risk mapping methodology and GIS tool: identifying priority areas for development – Richard Marlow, Deputy GIS Manager / Senior GIS Consultant, Fugro EMU
  • Floating LiDAR overview – Chris McConville, Business Development Manager, Babcock International Group


Financing renewable energy projects

Gordon A 14:00-15:30


Chairman: Anne McIvor, Founder and CEO, Cleantech Investor

  • The rise of ‘pure energy’ in the new electricity paradigm – Tim Foster, Head of Renewable Generation, Statkraft UK
  •  Panellists:
  • Mark Giulianotti, Director of the Offshore Wind Team, UK Green Investment Bank


  • John Mullins, Chief Executive Officer,Amarenco



      • Sue Milton, Senior Director – Energy and Infrastructure, RBS Group 
      • Søren Kjær Petersen, Managing Director, Neas Energy 
      • Crowd funding – Louise Wilson, Co-founder & Director, Abundance Generation Finance and funding for innovation in renewables
  • Gordon A 16:00-17:3
      • The role and importance of technology innovation: DECC’s programme and links to the Low Carbon Innovation Coordination Group’s coordinated innovation work – Ian Ellerington, Head of Innovation Delivery Team, Department of Energy and Climate Change
      • Renewable energy, technology and incentives: the place of law and regulation? Dr Abbe Brown, Senior Lecturer and Deputy Head of Law School and Dr Olivia Woolley, Lecturer, University of Aberdeen
      • Securing and maximising funding using intellectual property – Thomas Prock, Partner, Marks & Clerk LLP
      • Crowd funding – Karen Darby, Founder & CEO, CrowdMission Limited
      • Public funding for innovative technology development in low carbon energy – Rob Saunders, Head of Energy, Technology Strategy Board
      • European intelligence, influence and funding – Jamie Robinson, Project Manager – Scottish European Green Energy Centre (SEGEC), Scottish Enterprise Gordon
      • Chairman: Dr Siân George, CEO, Ocean Energy Europe


Wave and tidal 1- The global picture

  • Showcasing Europe’s wave and tidal energy market deployment strategy – Abbie Badcock-Broe, SI Ocean Market Deployment Strategy Manager, RenewableUK
  • Moving to tidal arrays – the Verdant Power prospective (including an insight into the effect of Superstorm Sandy), Mary Ann Adonizio, Director of Projects and Resource Assessment, and Dean Corren, Director of Technology, Verdant Power Inc
  • Chile: the world first commercial market for marine energy? – Gareth Davies, Managing Director, Aquatera
  • France: an update – Géraldine Martin, Associate Director, West Normandy MarineEnergy
  • Quick update spot:
    • Atlantic Power Cluster: realising the cluster – Johanna Yates, SEGEC Ocean Energy Manager, Scottish Enterprise
    • ERA-NET: an update – Karen Fraser, Marine Energy Senior Executive & OCEANERA-NET Project Manager, Scottish Enterprise
    • Canada: an update – Pam Benson, Business Development Executive, Nova Scotia Department of Energy 

Wave and Tidal 2 – Infrastructure, logistics and design

Gordon B 14:00-15:30

Chairman: Professor John Sharp, Cranfield University; and Chairman of the SUT’s Marine Renewable Energy Committee

  • Keynote address: Martin Wright, Chairman, Mojo Maritime; Chief Executive, Aurora Ventures; and Chairman, Renewable Energy Association
  • Tidal turbines logistics – handling a fish out of water – Joe Wilcox, Head of Marine and Renewables, Supacat Ltd
  • Lessons from oil and gas and other marine installation: operating life of flexible bearing without maintenance or lubrication system – Alain Skraber, Head of Navy and Marine Renewable, Hutchinson Techlam
  • The complexity of fatigue loadings – the key to cost effective marine energy? – Tim Baker, Chief Engineer – Marine Energy, Black & Veatch Ltd
  • Quick fire update:
    • DTOcean – Henry Jeffrey, Senior Research Engineer, University of Edinburgh
    • FloWave: An Update – Stuart Brown, CEO, FloWave TT


 Wave and Tidal 3 – Environment and consenting

Gordon B 16:00-17:30

Chairman: Dr Stephanie Merry, Head of Marine Renewables, Renewable Energy Association, and Director, Focus Offshore

  • Creating an effective monitoring framework for wave and tidal: lessons learned from other industries – Tom Morris, Marine Consultant, Fugro EMU
  • Developing appropriate regulatory regimes for renewable energy development within small island jurisdictions – Professor John Sharp, Commissioner for Alderney Commission for Renewable Energy
  • FLOWBEC: a self-contained subsea platform for environmental monitoring around marine renewable energy devices – Dr Benjamin Williamson, Research Fellow, University of Aberdeen
  • Environmental impacts – myth or reality? – Gareth Davies, Managing Director, Aquatera
  • MERIFIC: environmental assessment of marine renewable energy – Nicolas Wallet, MERIFIC Project Manager Marine Renewable Energy Strategy


Carbon Capture and Storage Session 1 – The vision

Forbes 11:00-12:30


Chairman’s Introduction: Professor Jeff Chapman, Emeritus Director Carbon Capture and Storage Association

  • Using North Sea and shale gas taxes to enable geological storage of CO2Professor Stuart Haszeldine OBE, Professor of Carbon Capture and Storage, University of Edinburgh
  • Carbon economics – Ian Phillips, Technical Sage, Pale Blue Dot Energy
  • The development of pipeline and storage infrastructure for CO2 in Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) networks – Dennis Gammer, Strategy Manager, Energy Technologies Institute
  • Market failures standing in the way of CO2 storage development –Tom Mallows, Development Manager – CCS and Gas Storage, The Crown Estate
  • Storage of CO2 under the Baltic Sea? – Richard Vernon, Technical Director – Energy, SLR Consulting
  • Using whole-chain CCS System modelling to analyse the effect of trips and load change on ccs chain operation – Alfredo Ramos, VP Power & CCS, Process Systems Enterprise


Carbon Capture and Storage 2 – The delivery

Forbes 14:00-15:30


Chairman’s introduction: Professor Stuart Haszeldine OBE, Professor of Carbon Capture and Storage, University of Edinburgh


  • Overview and update on the UK DECC CCS Commercialisation Programme including the White Rose and Shell Peterhead projects David Few, Director, Major Projects, Energy, Atkins
  • White Rose: a project update – Graeme Dunn, Engineering Manager, Capture Power
  • Peterhead: a project update – Bill Spence, CCS Business Opportunity Manager, Shell
  • Teesside: global pioneer in industrial CCS – Neil Kenley, Director of Business Investment, Tees Valley Unlimited
  • Opportunities for iIndustrial CCS in Scotland – Dr Peter Brownsort, Scientific Research Officer, Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage
  • Safe operation of the CCS System – Sam Botterill, CCS Technical Manager, Energy Institute


Hydrogen and fuel cells

Forbes 16:00-17:30

Chairman: John Lidderdale, Director Europe, Middle East, Asia and Africa, DDI Energy; and Chairman, Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association

  • MW scale fuel cells for energy efficiency – Klaus Ullrich, Fuel Cell Energy Solutions GmbH:
  • Fuel cells for power backup and disaster recovery – Emma Connell of Green Acorn on behalf ofReliOn
  • Hydrogen and fuel cells for low carbon heat – Paul Dodds, Senior Research Associate, University College London
  • Niche fuel cell integration examples – Dr Ben Todd, Managing Director and Simon Mylius, Lead Engineer, Arcola Energy 
  • Revolution in hydrogen propulsion – Paul Turner, Technical Director, Revolve Technologies Ltd
  • Quick fire update on UK TSB priority areas – Liz Flint, Lead Technologist – Energy Generation and Supply, Technology Strategy Board Community energyWith aims to achieve 500MW of community energy by 2020, Scotland has the proverbial wind under its sails. Working with Local Energy Scotland this session – and the community energy seminar programme in the show-floor seminar area on 22 May – will inform and assist those planning, or already working on community energy schemes. Combined the two programmes will offer information on policy, on finance, steps to be taken, case histories and practical advice.Chairman: Chris Morris, Project Manager, Local Energy Scotland
  • Room 18 11:00-12:30
  • Introduction to local energy – Melanie MacRae and Jennifer Ramsay, Local Energy Scotland
    • What is CARES and Local Energy Scotland
    • Basics of community energy
  • Inspiration from Experience – Susan Clark, Callander Community
    • Case study from a community group who have been through the process
  • Community Energy – Anne Henderson, Investment Manager, Scottish Investment Bank, Scottish Enterprise
    • Scottish Government targets
    • Explore some of the actual and perceived challenges communities face taking a project to financial close and achieving full capital financing
  • Renewable energy projects in the rural economy financing and investment – Nick Green, Head of Energy – Scotland, Savills Microgeneration and onsite – update on sources 
  • Room 18 14:00-15:30
  • Uptake of small and medium scale renewable electricity and heat systems driven through the FIT and the RHI – Simon Morris, Senior Renewable Energy Consultant, Ricardo-AEA
  • Small and medium wind – an update and case history – Julian Martin, CEO, ICE Renewables & Chair, RenewableUK’s Small and Medium Wind Strategy Group
  • Solar: an update and case history – Peter Randall, Solar Kingdom
  • Scottish Water: Embracing Renewable Technologies – David Harris, Project Manager- Renewable Energy, Scottish WaterEnergy efficiencyEnergy efficiency – you know it makes sense! Energy efficiency is something we should all be practising in our business and personal lives. Working with the sponsor of this session, the Welsh Government, we have devised a compelling session encompassing the current national position – including the challenges, barriers and opportunities; maximising behavioural change and the economic benefits; collaboration; the future of obligations; with contributions from the session sponsor on such relevant and compelling issues as:
  • Room 18 16:00-17:30
  • Brief introduction to the Arbed (Energy Efficiency) scheme and the reason for its existence


  • Wales based SME opportunities to engage / gain business contracts within the scheme
  • Community benefits register associated with the scheme

Chairman: David Bolton, Assistant Director – Melin Energy Business Unit, Melin Homes, on behalf of The Welsh Government

  • The global market: why energy efficiency is important – Dr Mike Weston, Knowledge Exchange Manager, UK Energy Research Centre
  • Keynote address on behalf of the Welsh Government: Homes & people: maximising the benefits of retrofitting energy efficiency measures – David Bolton, Assistant Director – Melin Energy Business Unit, Melin Homes
  • Carbon management for energy and cost efficiency – Paul Wedgwood, The Carbon Trust
  • The future of obligations – Bindi Patel, Senior Manager, Energy UK
  • Financing solutions for corporate energy efficiency – Jamie Mehmood, Senior Director, Sustainable Energy Finance, RBSNuclear – Getting a foot on the supply chain ladder 11:00-12:30 Chairman: Chris Philipsborn, Partner and Head of Energy Practice, Kreab Gavin
  • Anderson
  • The session heading tells the story. If you want to explore how your organisation gets a foot on the nuclear supply chain for new build or decommissioning, this is the session to go to.
  • Room 10
  • Dr Brian McConnell, Managing Director, Hydrock; and Chairman, Nuclear Industry Association New Build Group (NBG)
  • Supply chain support to safe, reliable nuclear generation over optimised plant lifetimes– Dave Kendall, Head of Business Critical Programmes, EDF Energy
  • Entering the UK nuclear market from Spain – David Lawson, UK Director, GD Energy Services
  • Developing and demonstrating the Skills needed to be successful in the Nuclear supply chainPeter Faccenda, Business Development Manager, National Skills Academy for Nuclear Manufacturing Room 10 14:00-15:30
  • Chairman: Nigel Holmes, Chief Executive, Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Association and Chair of the 2020 Climate Group’s Transport Sub-Group
  • Sustainable transport
  • ‘Switched on Scotland’ and Transport Scotland’s proposed activities – Zak Tuck, Low Carbon Vehicle Policy Team Leader, Transport Scotland
  • Renewable fuels in car transport – will biofuels or electricity or hydrogen win in the long run? – Dipl Ing Dr.Techn. Amela Ajanovic, Senior Researcher, Vienna University of Technology, Energy Economics Group
  • Why the E-Mobility industry has reached the tipping point – Martin Hale, EV Charging Infrastructure, ABB
  • Hydrogen infrastructure and UKH2Mobility update – Charles Purkess, Marketing & PR Manager, ITM Power
  • Scotland’s voyage towards zero emission ferries – Andrew Flockhart, Head of Business Development, Caledonian Maritime Assets


Transition to an integrated sustainable energy mix: UK & EU opportunities

Room 10 16:00-17:30

Organised by ENSEA (European North Sea Energy Alliance)


How can Scotland and other regions around the North Sea better integrate renewables and sustainable energy sources into our energy system? What are the priority actions that need to take place to make these regions more competitive? How might your organisation benefit? We want to hear your ideas in this interactive workshop.

Scotland is one of four regional partners in the newly-formed European North Sea Energy Alliance (ENSEA), along with regions of Germany, The Netherlands and Norway. A partnership of Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Renewables and the Energy Technology Partnership (ETP) is representing Scotland’s academic, public and industry interests. Nearly €3 million of EU FP7 funding has been provided to develop this strategic network. ENSEA aims to:

  • Promote cooperation and innovation in integrating sustainable, renewable energy into existing energy systems;
  • Identify opportunities and develop collaborations for a Joint Research Programme and research proposals (e.g. Horizon 2020 fund);
  • Increase the competitiveness of research-driven energy ‘clusters’ around the North Sea region;
  • Facilitate the development and sharing of knowledge.


This interactive workshop seeks to:

  • Provide an update of the ENSEA activities to date;
  • Summarise the early findings of the review of Scotland’s capabilities and potential opportunities, with respect to increasing integration of renewables into the energy system for Scotland within the ENSEA region
  • Provide an overview of UK and EU energy-related funding opportunities (Scotland Europa/SEGEC)
  • Identify and discuss potential priority areas for developing opportunities for Scotland in Energy Systems Integration
  • Identify and discuss priority research areas which could form a Collaborative Framework for project development for the ENSEA region, with international relevance.


We want to hear your ideas, so come along to the workshop to see how your organisation can benefit and get involved!


Chairman: David Butler, Energy & Low Carbon Technologies Team, Scottish Enterprise

  • Francesca Giannini, Europa Senior Executive, Scotland Europa
  • Natasha Madeira, International Collaboration Manager: ENSEA, Energy Technology Partnership


18:00 The All-Energy Giant Networking Evening – all welcome in the Boyd Orr Hall



Conference: Day 2


Plenary 2 – Taking a different view

Fleming Auditorium 09:15-10:15

Chair: Rick Squires, Non-Executive Director, Good Energy Group

  • Peter Boyd, Chief Operating Officer, Carbon War Room
  • Interconnectors: the future – Julian Leslie, Head of Electricity Customer Service, National Grid
  • Gordon McIntosh, Director of Enterprise, Planning and Infrastructure, Aberdeen City Council and Jeremy Cresswell, Retiring Chairman, AREG and Director, EOWDC  Fleming Auditorium 10:30-12:30
  • Chairman: Janine Kellett, Head of Offshore Renewables Policy Team, Energy and Climate Change Directorate, Scottish Government
  • Wave and Tidal 4 – Biting the bullet – finance and funding


  • Keynote address: John Callaghan, Wave and Tidal Programme Manager, The Crown Estate

Charles Reynard, Partner, Eversheds LLP

  • Andrew Smith, Head of REIF (Renewable Energy Investment Fund)
  • Colin Cornish, Managing Director, MEM (UK) Ltd
  • David Hytch, Lead Technologist – Offshore Renewables, Technology Strategy Board
  • Ian Godfrey, Marine Programme Manager, Regen SW
  • John Griffiths, Technical & Compliance Director, EMEC Ltd
  • Dr Stuart Bradley, Strategy Manager for Offshore Renewables, Energy Technologies Institute
  • Dan Pearson, CEO, Meygen

Presentation of the SUT Lennard Senior Award


Wave and Tidal 5 – Tidal the way forward

Fleming Auditorium 13:30-15:00

Chairman: John Griffiths, Technical & Compliance Director, EMEC

  • Keynote Address: Is the tide turning? – Ray Hunter, Marine Energies Manager, RES Offshore; and Chair of Scottish Renewables Marine Work Group
  • Crossbeam hydrodynamics for MCT SeaGen tidal turbine – Graham Macpherson, Senior Engineer, Frazer-Nash Consultancy
  • The multi-turbine approach to tidal generation: the way forward? – John Armstrong, Director, TidalStream
  • Floating tidal energy – reducing cost and risks associated with tidal energy installation and operation – Mark Hamilton, Director, Scotrenewables Tidal Power
  • The marine farm accelerator – overcoming the challenges of collaboration for innovation – Kate McWilliam, Associate, Innovation, The Carbon Trust
  • Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay – Ioan Jenkins, Development Director for Wales, Tidal Lagoon Power



Wave and Tidal 6: Funding, cost reduction, scaling up and technology

Fleming Auditorium 15:30-17:00

Chairman: Dr Bob Allwood, Chief Executive, Society for Underwater Technology

  • The future of wave support in Scotland – Janine Kellett, Head of Offshore Renewables Policy Team, Energy and Climate Change Directorate, Scottish Government
  • MRE economics – Getting clarity from murky waters – Jonathan Hodges, Senior Consultant, MEM (UK) Ltd
  • Challenges with up-scaling to a grid connected array, experiences from the Perth Wave Energy Project – Tim Sawyer, Project Development Officer, Carnegie Wave Energy UK
  • Cost of energy projections – Jacob Ahlqvist, Project Engineering Manager, Pelamis Wave Power
  • Oyster 800 – improving reliability – Martin McAdam, CEO Aquamarine Power


UK Trade & Investment 2: Exporting and supply chain opportunities in emerging markets, including Central Europe, Nigeria and Mexico

Crombie A 10:30-12:15

This panel session will examine the opportunities for organisations in the Energy Sector which are considering exporting into new emerging markets.  UKTI Consultants and industry experts will present on the supply chain, the opportunities and provide practical advice on overcoming the challenges of entering these new markets.


Chairman: Chris Mills, Specialist, UK Trade & Investment (UKTI)

  • Welcome speech – Chris Mills, Specialist, UK Trade & Investment (UKTI)
  • Implementing sustainable strategies in Nigeria renewable sector – Prof. E.J. Bala, Director General, Energy Commission of Nigeria and Adrian Clews, Managing Director, Hinckley Associates Nigeria Ltd and E-Waste Recycling Facility Nigeria
  • Renewable energy opportunities within the Central Europe region – Bartosz Kozinski, Director, Energy Unit – Civil Nuclear Lead CEE, UK Trade & Investment Poland
  • Renewable energy – major polish utility perspective – Krzysztof Müller, Director, Investment Department, PGE Energia Odnawialna SA
  • Opportunities in the Indian power sector – Conventional and Renewables – Radhika Tomar, Trade & Investment Adviser, UK Trade & Investment India  


  • Crombie A
  • Chairman: David Hughes, Head of Power Business, ABB
  • 13:30-15:00
  • Grid 2 – Smart grid and planning for the future
  • United Nations international mini grid programme, Dean Cooper , Energy Finance Programme Manager, Division of Technology, Industry & Economics (DTIE), United National Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • UK energy security: how can new technology avoid the lights going out? – Peter Jones, Technology Strategy Manager, ABB Ltd
  • Accelerating renewable connections – Euan Norris, Senior Project Manager, SP Energy Networks
  • The ISLES 2 Project (Irish-Scottish Links on Energy Study): An Update – Dermot Rhatigan, Head of Energy Markets, Directorate for Energy and Climate Change, Scottish Government
  • Localised energy systems: an opportunity for UK innovation? – Christian Inglis, Lead Technologist – Energy Generation and Supply, Technology Strategy Board

Grid 3 – Technology

Crombie A 15:30-17:00


Chairman: Tony Glover, Director of Policy, Energy Networks Association

  • Energy networks – a flexible future – Phil Proctor, Programme Manager, Energy Technologies Institute
  • Life cycle cost comparison on conventional AIS and GIS with the latest mixed technology switchgear (MTS) – Brian Cheung, Principal Technology Engineer, ABB
  • Mapping and GIS for energy – Paul Edmunds, CEO, Island GIS
  • Future substation – Fahd Hashiesh, Technology Manager, ABB Limited
  • From offshore oil and gas to offshore renewables: transferrable condition monitoring (CM) technology and practices – Dr Lee Renforth, Managing Director, High Voltage Partial Discharge



Offshore Wind 5 – Floating offshore wind

Crombie B 10:30-12:15

Organised with DNV GL

Chairman: Elaine Greig, Head of Offshore, Offshore Renewables, DNV GL – Energy

  • Keynote Address: Floating, a paradigm shift opportunity? – Adrian Fox, Programme Manager Technology and Supply Chain, The Crown Estate
  • Projects:
      • Developing the UK’s first floating wind park and taking a step towards commercial scale floating wind parks – Kelly Meulepas, Senior Engineer, Statoil ASA
  • Floating offshore wind – Japan’s energy future? – Johan Sandberg, Service Line Leader for Offshore Wind, DNV GL


    • Control of floating wind turbines – the challenge and the stakes – Patrick Rainey, Control Engineer, DNV GL
  • The floating wind energy future with the Blue H innovative TLP– Nico Bolleman, Managing Director, Blue H Engineering 
  • The NAUTILUS Consortium – Gonzalo Fornos, Business Managing Director, TAMOIN & Member of the Board NAUTILUS Floating Solutions
  • Design standard and certification services for floating wind turbines – Anne Lene HaukanesHopstad, Principal Engineer, Renewables Advisory – Norway, DNV GL


Offshore Wind 6 – Investing in the future – innovation

Crombie B 13:30-15:00

Chairman: Calum Davidson, Director – Energy and Low Carbon, Highlands and Islands Enterprise

  • In a fast-paced presentation Sally Fenton, Project Manager, Innovation Delivery, Department of Energy and Climate Change and David Hytch of TSB look at over 30 state-of-the-art offshore wind innovations
  • Offshore wind – how innovation could be the saviour for Round 3 and Scottish Territorial Waters – Jan Matthiesen, Associate Director – Offshore Wind, The Carbon Trust
  • Integrated Applications Promotion (IAP) programme: potential for space technology’s role in the industry – Ian Downey, ESA IAP UK Ambassador
  • Panel discussion and Q&A
  • 15:00 Sir Richard Branson live from Necker


Offshore Wind 7 – Cables and cabling in the spotlight

Crombie B 15:30-17:00

Chairman: Colin Green, Head of Regulatory Affairs & Technology, ABB

    • Achieving faster and cheaper grid connection – Stephanie Wray, Partner, Peter Brett Associates LLP and Helen Cole, GIS Manager, Fugro EMU
    • Offshore renewables cable innovation – James Battensby, Technical Bid Manager, National Renewable Energy Centre (Narec)
    • Rethinking the cable installation process – Alex Gauntt, Business Development Manager UK & Ireland, Siem Offshore Contractors



“Wherefore Hydro?” – Small, Medium & Large Hydro

Gordon A 10:30-12:15


This year’s session will consider large, medium and small hydro in the UK and worldwide – its problems and incentives – and review what can be done to improve the perception and long term success of hydro. 


Chairman: Simon Hamlyn, Chief Executive, British hydropower association

  • welcome, introduction and a View after 100 Days in Post – Simon Hamlyn, Chief Executive, British Hydropower Association
  • International hydro opportunities for UK companies – Mike McWilliams,Divisional Director, Hydropower, Mott MacDonald
  • Public and regulatory perception of mid-sized hydro development in Scotland – Simon Pattullo, Hydropower Specialist, SEPA
  • Global domestic scale hydro – Michael Lawley, Renewable Energy Engineer, EcoInnovation Ltd
  • Current PPA Market- Stephen McInally, Business Development Manager, Smartest Energy


Renewable Heat 1

Gordon A13:30-15:00

Chairman: Michael King. Board Director, Aberdeen Heat & Power

  • Scottish Government’s heat generation strategy policy – Rebecca Carr, Senior Heat Policy Adviser , Scottish Government
  • Future sources for district heating – Paul Woods, Technical Director, AECOM
  • Manchester’s geothermal heat network – Riccardo Pasquali, Head of Geology, GT Energy
  • City-sized river source heatpumps – David Pearson, Director of Innovation, Star Renewable Energy
  • Heat from sewage in Sweden – Patrik Hermansson, Director of Innovation, Heat & Power Division, Öresundskraft AB, Helsingborg, Sweden
  • District heating pipes and heat sources – Tony Jackson, Director, AMCO Pipe
  • Aberdeen Heat & Power: an update – Ian Booth, General Manager, Aberdeen Heat & Power


Renewable Heat 215:30-17:00

  • Chairman: Michael King. Board Director, Aberdeen Heat & Power
  • Gordon A
  • Generating low carbon heat –   Gregor McDonald, Scottish Enterprise
  • Heat innovation – Andrew Lever, Director of Innovation The Carbon Trust
  • Integrating technologies to provide grid balancing – Alastair Martin, Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Flexitricity
  • Biomass for public buildings – Bruno Berardelli, Managing Director, HWEnergy; and Highland Council
  • Optimizing CHP with add-on heat pump – Kenneth Hoffmann, Heating Application Manager, European Skids Center, GEA Refrigeration Technologies
  • Geothermal potential in Edinburgh and Fife – David Townsend, Managing Director, Town Rock Energy
  • Onshore Wind 1 – Overcoming challenges while developing the supply chain Gordon B 10:30-12:15


Chairman: Neil Collar, Partner/Head of Planning Law, Brodies LLP

  • Manufacturing and developing the supply chain – Mark Coia, Managing Director, Mabey Bridge Marine & Energy
  • Delivering a strong renewables mix for Scotland – Richard Jardine, Regional Director, WSP Environment and Energy
  • The onshore wind industry in Portugal: a comparison – Kyle Herman, Founder, Coalition for Renewable Energy
  • Benefitting from FiT scale wind in 2014 and beyond – Mark Jennison, Operations Director, RM Energy
  • Communication in the renewable energy sector – Graeme Downie, Director, Orbit Communications


Onshore Wind 2

Gordon B 13:30-15:00


Chairman: Simon Coote, Head of Energy Consents and Deployment, Scottish Government

Part 1 – EIAs: ongoing research and updates to guidance

  • Update on visualisation and siting / design guidance – Brendan Turvey, Policy and Advice Manager – Renewables, Scottish Natural Heritage
  • New research on how presentation media affects trust in renewables visualisation – Dr Crispin Hoult, Director, Linknode
  • Professor Colin Galbraith, Scottish Windfarm Bird Steering Group (SWBSG)


Part 2 – Optimising our current and future onshore wind assets

  • The wind farm whisperers: performance optimisation and getting the most from your wind power assets – Peter Clive, Technical Development Officer, SgurrEnergy
  • Use of numerical simulation for engineering design – Joel Thakker, Senior CFD Engineer, Wilde Analysis Ltd


HARVEST Atlantic – An Interreg project: An update

Gordon B 15:30-17:00

Led by: Dr Colin Combe, Department of Business Management, Glasgow School for Business and Society, Glasgow Caledonian University


HARVEST Atlantic is a project developed under the Atlantic Area Programme that intends to identify and exchange good practices and sustainable solutions based on innovation, diversification and marketing for the maritime economy and resources, in order to improve the socioeconomic situation of the Atlantic seaside territories, through transnational cooperation.


HARVEST Atlantic will contribute to the enhancement of competitiveness and innovation capacities in 4 specific subsectors of the maritime economy:

  1. Biotech & Nutraceutical
  2. RTD+I in Navigation & gliding technologies
  3. Halieutic Industry, and
  4. Green Maritime Energy.

In parallel, the project will tackle transversal issues for the value added of the Atlantic products, natural resources, and Human Capital.



The partnership is integrated by six organisations from different and complementary knowledge and competences: the Lead Partner Mancomunidad de Municipios Sostenibles de Cantabria (ES), Universidad de Cantabria (ES), South West Regional Authority (IE), Cork Institute of Technology (IE), Glasgow Caledonian University (UK), and Universidade do Algarve (PT).


Energy Storage 1 – The market, and commercial and policy drivers for energy storage

Forbes 10:30-12:15

Chairman: Nigel Holmes, Chief Executive, Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Association

  • IMechE energy storage report and ‘next steps’ – Eur Ing Prof Ian M. Arbon, CEng, CEnv, Senior Partner, Engineered Solutions
  • Energy storage: a potential game changer and enabler for meeting our future energy needs? – Phil Proctor, Programme Manager Energy Storage and Distribution, Energy Technologies Institute
  • Feasibility into hydrogen and fuel cells technology for the Principality of Andorra – Elena Clemente, Forces Elèctriques d’Andorra (FEDA), Government of Andorra
  • Realising the true value of energy storage – Mick Barlow, Application Director, S&C Electric Europe
  • Energy Storage – The Great Leveller? – Chris Stark, Head of Electricity, The Scottish Government


Energy Storage 2 – Energy storage options

Forbes 13:30-15:00

Chairman: Eur Ing Prof Ian M. Arbon, CEng, CEnv, Senior Partner, Engineered Solutions

  • Delivering safe, cost effective frequency regulation in North America with Lithium Ion batteries – Simon Johnson, Engineering Manager (Storage & Transmission), RES Ltd
  • Isle of Gigha flow battery – Dr Simon Wilson, Senior Consultant,New Energy Technologies Team, EA Technology and Sir John Samuel, Director of Business Development, REDT Energy
  • Liquid air energy storage (LAES): from pilot to commercial demonstration – Emma Gibson, Director of Operations, Highview Power Storage
  • Decentralised biogas storage to improve integration of renewable energy in local energy systems – Gideon Laugs, PhD Fellow Energy & Environmental Sciences, University of Groningen
  • Energy storage: the case for hydrogen – Charles Purkess, Marketing & PR Manager, ITM Power




Bioenergy 1 – Biomass

Room 18 10:30-12:15


Chairman: Dr Nina Skorupska, Chief Executive, Renewable Energy Association (REA)

    • The UK biomass sector an overview: challenges and opportunities – Dr Nina Skorupska, Chief Executive, Renewable Energy Association (REA)
    • Managing the biomass risk – Darren Williams, Commercial Director, Eco2
    • Delivering innovation to provide security to biomass feedstock supply chains – Stuart Campbell, Director, Savills Energy
  • Biomass projects in the Grampian Region – Iain Todd, Renewable Energy Consultant


  • Moving things forward panel discussion and Q&A – involving all the speakers and additional panellists from the world of biomass
  • Stuart Reid, Head of Marketing & Business Development, HWEnergy & Director, Scottish Renewables


  • Bryan Harper, HarpersBioenergy 2 – Opportunities, incentives and risks13:30-15:00


    • Chairman: Dr Nina Skorupska, Chief Executive, Renewable Energy Association (REA)
    • Room 18



  • Financial incentives for anaerobic digestion – David Collins, Head of Biogas, REA
  • On-Site smaller scale AD – opportunities in Scotland – Richard Gueterbock, Director, Clearfleau
  • Sustainable biofuels – Professor Martin Tangney, Director, Biofuel Research Centre; Founder, Celtic Renewables
  • Energy from biowaste – Chris Ewing, Chief Operating Officer, Resource Efficient Solutions LLP
  • From waste plastics to light oil – G.John Kuipers, Chairman and CEO, Pyr-Oil GroupSkills WorkshopRoom 10Working with Energy Skills Partnership, All-Energy is staging a session devoted to exploring how skills requirements are being matched NOW by the Energy Skills Investment Plan. Time and again this has proved that with the right training industry entrants at every level can be truly ‘job ready’. The session will bring together employers who have had successful courses designed for their needs; those with ongoing courses to satisfy immediate employment needs; and those who are investing in the future. These are industry-led partnership initiatives with real results and encompass pre-apprenticeships, apprenticeships, and transition training. Come and hear how your needs can be met with speed!
  • 10:30-12:15
  • Breaking down barriers – skilling for immediate and future needs


  • Welcome and introduction – Jim Brown, Director, Energy Skills Partnership
  • Energy Skills investment plan: setting the scene – Rob Orr, Strategic Relations Manager – Energy, Skills Development Scotland
  • Energy Skills Partnership interventions – Jim Brown, Director, Energy Skills Partnership
  • Industry case histories
      • EDP Renewables UK – Dan Finch, Managing Director, EDPR UK
      • AREVA Wind – Andrew Bellamy, Head of Industrial Development, AREVA UK
      • B9 – Tracy Kennedy, Community Liaison Officer, Scottish Power Renewables
      • Panel discussion and Q&A
  • Scottish apprenticeship week – the value of apprenticeships
      • Oil and Gas Apprentice
      • Power Apprentice
      • Renewables Apprentice


 Wednesday 21 May

Room 23

 Learning from experience: How we’ve established local supply chains 12:00

  • Orkney: Neil Kermode, Chairman, OREF – Orkney Renewable Energy Forum
  • Cornwall: Paul Holmes, Marine Offshore Renewables Development Executive, Cornwall Marine Network


Offshore wind: Learn about our supply chain, and where you fit

14:00-14:15     EDPR – for Moray Offshore Renewables – CraigMilroy, Comms Manager

14:15-14:30     AREVA – Andrew Fox, Relationship Project Manager

14:30:14:45     Repsol – Stephen Kerr, Director, Inch Cape project

14:45-15:00     Babcock International Group – delivering offshore substations – Kirstin      Barr, Renewables ,pecialist, Energy & Marine Services, Marine & Technology


Thursday  22 May

Room 23


The H2 Strategy for the Aberdeen Region

10.30-10.40 – Rachel Sharp, Project Manager – HyTrEc

10.40-10.50 – Nick Rolfe, Business Development Manager – BOC

10.50-11.00 – Michel Archambault, Business Development Director – Hydrogenics Corporation


Support for supply chains


What support is available for those setting up supply chains, or for those wanting to get a foot on the ladder? Help is at hand as will be explained by panellists including:

  • Douglas Hyslop Senior Manager, Energy Supply Chain and Isla Robb is senior Executive, Energy Supply Chain- Scottish Enterprise
  • Barbara Whiting – Lead Officer – Renewables/Low Carbon, Fife Council
  • Morag McCorkindale – Chief Operating Officer, AREG
  • Simon Gray – Chief Executive, EEEGR



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