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UTILITY Week 17th March 2017

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Community Lowri Beck Services Ltd Mayors Quay, Swan Meadow Road, Wigan WN3 5BB Tel: 01942 771700 Lowri Beck is a leading independent service provider of Metering Systems, Data Capture, Data Management and Field Management services, offering innovative solutions to utilities and business throughout Great Britain. We support the electricity, gas and water markets with Manual and Automated Meter Reading, Data Collection and Aggregation, Meter Asset Provision, Installation and Maintenance services as well as providing a full suite of dual fuel Smart Metering services. Our dual-site Contact Centre provides a wide range of professional outsourcing contact centre services, including overflow call handling and appointment management. Our mobile field management system, Companion, supports a range of operations with mobile handheld solutions ensuring improved data communications between office and field activities. Lowri Beck was established in 1996 and is experienced in offering tailored services and committed to delivering excellent service at realistic prices. For further information contact lbenquiries@lowribeck.co.uk Wheatley Broad Road, Bacton, Suffolk IP14 4HN Tel: 01449 781001 Website: www.wheatleysolutions.co.uk Leading specialists in our field, Wheatley have been intrinsic to UK utilities metering for 25 years. Wheatley ensure solutions reflect and anticipate market needs, meaning we play a business critical role for our customers and are integral to the UK's smart meter roll out. Market Messaging - Wheatley's proprietary solutions perform customisable automation of messaging exchange for electricity, gas and dual fuel MOP / MAM and MAP functions, minimising user intervention and improving commercial advantage. Asset Management – with options to receive industry flows and other bi- lateral data exchanges Wheatley's MAP solution manages and reports on a full portfolio of meters and associated assets, maximising asset efficiency and facilitating accurate billing and forecasting against multiple contracts. Workforce Management – available stand-alone or integrated with other applications, our powerful scheduling and workforce management tool improves field worker efficiency. Open Water –Wheatley are harnessing our 25 years' experience of providing central messaging systems for data exchange and operational execution to develop systems tailored to the unique requirements of the water sector as competition begins. Our metering applications are delivered directly or as a service and are designed to quickly scale to changing customer requirements. To find out more please get in touch. Contact Nigel Searle to advertise here, 01342 332009 Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum Keynote Seminar: energy storage 23 April, central London The keynote seminar will look at the outlook for UK energy storage: grid integration, regulatory framework and opportunities for innovation. With: Beth Chaudhary, Head of Smart Energy, BEIS; Phil Sheppard, Director of SO Operations, National Grid; Deirdre Bell, Senior Manager, Electricity Systems Transitions, Ofgem; and a senior speaker confirmed from Innovate UK, with further contributions from: Alicia Carrasco, Director of European Government Affairs, Tesla; Professor Andrew Cruden, Head of Energy Technology Group, University of Southampton; Mark Drye, Director of Asset Management, Northern Powergrid; Ross Fairley, Partner and Head of Energy, Power and Utilities, Burges Salmon; Mark Futyan, Director of Merchant Power, Centrica; Bridgit Hartland-Johnson, Head of Energy Storage, Siemens Energy Management UK; and Dr John Prendergast, Head of Energy Storage Business Development, RES. It will be chaired by Albert Owen MP, Member, Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee. Book online at: http://www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk Procurement & supply chain engagement conference 21 May, Birmingham This CPD-certified event will equip you with the tools to: Adapt your strategy to prepare for enhanced regulatory pressure and uncertainty • Balance cost and customer considerations to deliver value for money • Mitigate the impacts of big projects on procurement • Unlock innovation within your supply chain and move towards a shared risk model • Meet long-term challenges in a sustainable way • Tackle the issue of scarcity of skills and labour Book now: events.utilityweek.co.uk/procurement DON'T MISS Future Networks Conference 21 March, Birmingham The flagship event for innovative and forward-thinking energy networks professionals. Attend to: • Gain insight into the government's innovation priorities for smart • Discover behavioural change ideas to understand network demand • Learn how to adjust your network to accommodate new technologies Book now: events.networks.online/future Westminster Energy, Environment and Transport Forum 21 March, central London Entitled "Next steps for energy efficiency policy in England – issues for businesses and suppliers, and domestic priorities post-Green Deal", this seminar will discuss the future for energy efficiency schemes in businesses and homes across England, and the next steps for energy efficiency policy. With the conclusion of the updated Energy Companies Obligation due in March, and the CRC scheme set to end by 2019, this conference offers a timely opportunity for delegates to engage on the direction of Government policy in energy efficiency. Delegates will assess the opportunities for improving commercial energy efficiency in energy-intensive industries and businesses, and the future for industrial decarbonisation and sector sustainability. It will also provide a timely opportunity to discuss latest trends in sustainable technol- ogy, such as smart meters and electrification of heating systems, and their contribution to both domestic and commercial energy efficiency schemes. Additional sessions will focus on priorities for reducing fuel poverty in the UK's most vulnerable areas - including the role of energy suppliers, as well as sustainable house building in promoting efficiency savings. Guest of Honour: Richard Mellish, Deputy Director, Home & Local Energy, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Book online at: http://www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk 30 | 17TH - 23RD MARCH 2017 | UTILITY WEEK

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