Industrial & Power Association to hold ‘trilemma’ conference at All-Energy

Industrial and Power Association

All Energy event 21 May 2014, 14:00 – 15:30  ( in Crombie A)
Organised by the Industrial & Power Association (IPA)

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.

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.

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.

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.


Colin McNaught, Chair, Industrial and Power Association

Colin McNaught, Managing Consultant, Ricardo-AEA, and Chair, IPA

Speakers include:

  • 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
  • Developing and managing low carbon projects – Mark Docherty, Director, Turner & Townsend

Panel Discussion and Q&A with:

Colin McNaught

  • Chairperson

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    Chairman, Industrial and Power Association (IPA); Managing Consultant, Ricardo-AEA

    Colin has 21 years of experience in the energy field covering economic, technical and policy studies across a wide range of energy technologies.

  • Ian Phillips


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    Business Development Director

    Pale Blue Dot Energy Limited

    Ian Phillips has 27 years experience in the upstream oil and gas industry, including 18 years with oil operating companies (Shell, BP and Marathon)

  • Diarmid Jamieson


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    Technical Director


    Diarmid is a Chartered Engineer with more than 25 years experience in the waste, energy, environment and engineering sectors..

  • Mark Docherty


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    Infrastructure Director

    Turner & Townsend

    Mark works for the global programme management and construction consultancy Turner & Townsend as infrastructure director.

  • Professor Dan Wright


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    Heliex Power

    Dan Wright studied aeronautics at Glasgow University and worked for a number of racing car teams before joining the Ford Motor Company. He later led the buy-out which created Albion Automotive Industries and built it into a £70 million turnover profitable group. In 2010, he founded and became Chief Executive of Heliex Power, a spin-out from City University London, where he is a visiting Professor.

  • Steve Stocks


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    Business Development Manager

    Bureau Veritas

    Currently working as a Business Development Manager with Bureau Veritas, with over 20 years’ experience working in the Energy sector.

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