With less than a week to go to the energy event at the NEC, this is a reminder that the Energy Services and Technology Association (ESTA) and its members are holding a two-day seminar programme in the ESTA Theatre on 16th and 17th September.

The content will assist you in understanding, choosing and implementing practical energy efficiency solutions and guide you through the increasingly complex demand-side market, highlighting technologies, policies and opportunities available in the fight to reduce energy use and carbon emissions.

Case studies, presentations, vital insight and discussion panels will over two full days provide you with all the tools you need to make the most from your energy reduction strategy.

If you haven’t already registered to attend the energy event visit www.theenergyevent.com to sign up today or see www.esta.org.uk for more details.

ESTA Theatre Seminar Programme:
DAY ONE – Tuesday 16th September 2014
aM&T – the key to successful energy management
Chair’s Welcome:
Tony Taylor, commercial director, UPL and Chair, ESTA Metering and Monitoring Group (MMG)
From the meter to the screen. Your guide to aM&T
The tools you need to manage a successful automated monitoring and targeting campaign.
Paul Homer, technical sales consultant, Optima Energy Management
Breaking down the (dam) barriers to competition in water metering.
Why metering in water can benefit your organisation
Is Ofwat helping to break monopoly interests?
How an integrated approach can save you time and money.
Speaker TBC
ESOS (Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme) – what can ‘opportunities’ look like and how difficult is it to implement them?
Chair’s Welcome: Stuart Jackson, director, SJAL and chair, ESTA Independent Energy Consultants Group (IECG)
Pushing the envelope of heating controls
What do you do once you have optimised your boiler room?
What more can be done?
What are the commercial benefits?
Geoff Newman, business development manager, Sabien Technology.
Is there more to lighting than LEDs?
Controls and lighting – where are you starting from?
What are the latest bright ideas in controls?
What are typical paybacks on lighting control installations?
Julian Kay, managing director, DANLERS
Europe acts (at last!) New design regulations set to tackle energy wastage
New eco design directive for transformers and what this means for you
How to secure some of 2021’s financial benefits.
How customers save millions of kWh’s (and £’s) with voltage management and optimisation.
Erika Wilson, managing director, Wilson Power Solutions
Energy Performance Contracting – it does what is says on the tin.
Chair’s Welcome: John Field, founder, Native Hue and chair, ESTA Energy Performance Contracting Group (EPCG)
An energy industry view of energy performance contracts
‘Caveat emptor’ or ‘buyer beware’, what should you know from the outset?
Is Government keeping up with the curve?
Speaker TBC
Measuring and Verification – A must have for the success of your energy reduction strategy
Are targets and paybacks really stacking up?
CMVP what does it mean for your organisation?
Alex Rathmell, managing director, EEVS
What’s next for energy and technology?
Chair’s Welcome: Tim McManan-Smith, editor, energystmedia
Planning for the future – How energy efficient solutions are still developing
R&D and tech advancements on the horizon
Kris Szjadzicki, chairman, ND Metering and a former chair, ESTA Metering and Monitoring Group (MMG)
The Internet of Things – connecting the world and everything in it.
Cloud based data is just the beginning
How energy management and devices will be impacted by the IoT
Ken McCorkindale, technical director and joint company founder NetThings
DAY TWO – Wednesday 17 September 2014
energy u | m | r : understand | manage | reduce
Chair’s Welcome: Jonathan Akers, head of consultancy, British Independent Utilities (BIU)
Understanding energy prices
Market analysis, news and events to maximise supply-cost reduction opportunities
Andrew Park, director, Swan Energy
Strategy | Reporting | Efficiency
Managing your data is central to the success of your energy strategy and reporting regime, but what should make it onto your must-have list?
Speaker TBC
Implementing and maximising energy efficiency measures
Chair’s Welcome: Sophie Parry, national specification manager, Honeywell ECC/Ex-Or and Chair, ESTA Lighting Group (LG) 
Why fit-for-purpose lighting and controls will add to your bottom line
Uncover the dark art of retrofitting lighting.
Understand what opportunities exist for a brighter environment
Sophie Parry, national specification manager, Honeywell ECC/Ex-Or 
Monitoring your buildings over the web
Energy controls and monitoring for a digital age.
Managing your buildings energy assets
Brian Rollason, energy services and contract manager, Demma and Chair, ESTA Energy Controls Group (ECG)
Why Renewable energy is important in an energy efficient environment
Why your energy reduction strategy and energy procurement strategy need to go hand-in-hand.
Robert Leak, renewable energy manager, energyTEAM
ESOS – missed yesterday? Get all you need to know here…
Chair’s Welcome: Mark Thrower, editor, EiBI
ESOS – Are you in?
Private Sector organisations face EU Efficiency Directive
Is Opportunity the key word?
How do you get positive board reaction to the initial mandated outlay?
Richard Hipkiss, director, digitalenergy and Chair, ESTA
Panel: Choosing the right Lead Assessor for your business
Introduction by: Sarah Beacock, skills and capability director, Energy Institute 
Hywel Davies, technical director, Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE)
Richard Hipkiss, director, digitalenergy and Chair, ESTA 
Neil Peacock, managing director, Energy International and chair, Register of Professional Energy Consultants (RPEC) Steering Group
aM&T – the key to successful energy management
Chair’s Welcome: Kris Szjadzicki, chairman, ND Metering and a former chair, ESTA Metering and Monitoring Group (MMG)
From the meter to the screen. Your guide to aM&T
The tools you need to manage a successful automated monitoring and targeting campaign.
Lisa Gingell, director, t-mac technologies
Monitoring your energy use and generating must-have reporting
From CRC, DEC and GHG reporting to procurement and M&V, how metering and monitoring solutions provide the checks and balances for must-have information and reporting.
Tim Holman, solutions director, TEAM (Energy Auditing Agency ltd)