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Utility Week 23 06 17

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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 Kevin Pearce to advertise here, 01342 332116 Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum Keynote Seminar 4 July, Central London Next steps for UK onshore oil and gas: shale development, environmental regulation and opportunities for sector growth. This seminar will discuss key priorities for the onshore oil and gas industry in the UK in the context of exploratory shale gas drilling projects moving forwards in the UK, including: • Commercialisation of shale in the UK energy mix; • Securing the economic climate and investment to drive growth in the sector; and • Implications locally and nationally for future policy decisions. With: James Clarke, head of shale gas, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (subject to Departmental business); Ken Cronin, chief executive, UKOOG; Mark Ellis-Jones, project executive, onshore oil & gas programme, Environment Agency; professor Mike Stephenson, director of science and technology, British Geological Survey; and Rasik Valand, chief executive, Third Energy. With further contributions from: Andrew Gunning, RSKW; Nicola Pitts, National Grid, UK System Operator and Simon Tilling, Burges Salmon. For further information and to book a place, visit: http://www. westminsterforumprojects.co.uk/book/onshore-oil-2017 Flexible Networks: Storage & DSR Conference 1 November 2017, Birmingham Attend this CPO-certified event to: • Reflect on the smart systems consultation and what it means for networks • Hear directly from BEIS and Ofgem to gain crucial insight into policy and regulation • Understand the journey for networks to achieve flexibility • Access the benefits of demand-side response to defer network reinforcement • Understand the role that interconnection plays in supporting flexibility • Capitalise on the opportunities of a decarbonised future For further information, visit: events.network.net/flexible DON'T MISS Utility Week Stars Awards 2017 23 June, Hilton Manchester Deansgate Celebrating the unsung heroes of utilities. Since their launch in 2014 these awards have grown to become the de facto celebration of dedication, ingenuity and teamwork in the UK utilities sector. In summer 2017, the awards offer a fresh chance to recognise colleagues and peers who have gone above and beyond to keep water and gas flowing and the lights on across the nation. The Utility Week Stars Awards are a unique celebration of the unsung heroes of the utility sector. This summer afternoon celebration is attended by over 300 utility individuals and teams. Book now: www.utilityweekstars.co.uk Energy Summit 2017 29 June, Westminster, London The annual meeting place for policymakers, investors, energy producers, distributors, retailers and stakeholders shaping the UK energy landscape. Attend to: • Discuss the likely implications of Brexit on UK energy and climate change policy • Debate the practicalities of ensuring security of supply in the medium term • Assess the investor landscape for renewable energy and the low-carbon economy • Gain insight into the challenges of delivering a smart, flexible and integrated energy system Book now: events.utilityweek.co.uk/summit 30 | 23RD - 29TH JUNE 2017 | UTILITY WEEK

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