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Rich Pickings for CIOs at all-Energy and Sums 2018
Use of data lies at the heart of many aspects coming under the conference spotlight at All-Energy 2018, the UK’s largest renewable and low carbon energy exhibition and conference and the co-located Smart Urban Mobility Solutions (SUMS 2018). Smart data-driven solutions can be found throughout the major exhibition.
All-Energy and SUMS 2018 bring together 300+ exhibitors, over 400 speakers and – judging by 2017 figures – total attendance of 7,500+ for two days. This year’s duo of events takes place on 2 and 3 May at Glasgow’s SEC. Registration is free of charge for all with relevant professional/business interests.
“We have a truly stellar line-up,” explains Event Director, Jonathan Heastie from Reed Exhibitions who own and organise the duo of events. “With all four ‘pillars’ of All-Energy – renewable power, low carbon heat, energy efficiency, and low carbon transport (via SUMS 2018) - come a myriad of luminaries speaking about and discussing the challenges, the opportunities and, importantly, the innovative solutions.
“We are delighted to welcome Nicola Sturgeon MSP, First Minister of Scotland back to the show. Her presence will be backed by two of her Ministers also giving keynote addresses – Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy speaking on Thursday 3 May on Scotland’s Energy Strategy; and Humza Yousaf MSP, Minister for Transport and the Islands, talking in the opening session of SUMS 2018.
“Claire Perry MP, the UK’s Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth, hopes to join us on Thursday 3 May.”
Data in pole position
Diving into data aspects of All-Energy and SUMS 2018 takes those currently poring over the online conference programme to the ‘Disruptive Technology’ session looking primarily at blockchain use in the sector, and at new energy trading platforms. Switch to SUMS 2018 and more disruptive technology thanks to Connected and Autonomous vehicles (CAVs) with their own dedicated session, followed by five others offering smart solutions, including the Future Power System Architecture programme considering ‘Leveraging Flexibility in EV Charging’. Visitors will be able to see a Westfield POD in the exhibition.
Back to All-Energy – one onshore wind session ‘Digitalisation and efficiency: Data and the big picture’ serves to highlight how important data use is across the renewables piste with presentations considering the evolution of data requirements in wind energy assessment; how machine learning will disrupt the wind workforce and LCoE of the future; the use of text mining; and the use of satellite imagery and data for the design and maintenance of power generation sites. This is replicated in session after session.
The grid naturally comes under the conference spotlight. The ‘Emerging smart grid markets’ session considers how future markets will pay for balancing services, what we can learn from other markets, and what the policy and technology changes are to enable a transitiion to a smart energy market. ‘Smart grid connections’ follows.
The duo of shows provides the opportunity for energy industry CIOs, and their peers in transport, to soak up the latest data concepts and usage within the sectors. Full programmes for both, and registration, are at www.all-energy.co.uk and www.smarturbanmobilitysolutions.com.