Coventry’s Ricoh Arena is to host the Critical Power and Decentralised Energy (CPDe) 2018 conference event in April.

Critical Power and Decentralised Energy (CPDE) 2018 The event will feature regional and international speakers and exhibitors, showcasing the best in decentralized energy innovation and thought leadership at the present time. It is also an ideal networking opportunity for all participants in the sector.

Tony Glover, Director of Policy at the UK’s Energy Networks Association said the event is an important one on the energy calendar.

“At these conferences we can directly address the key challenges of decarbonisation, storage, affordability and energy security through a holistic approach. With this approach we can also address other issues such as the decarbonisation of transport and waste management.”

Speaker agenda over the course of the two-day event will feature talks on district heating , gensets , controllers, combined heat and power and uninterruptible power.

Interested parties can submit an abstract and share key knowledge,  experience and ideas with technical and strategic decision-makers and strategists.

Managing editor for organisers GMP Ltd, Aidan Turnbull, said, “This leading Conference represents a  significant – and free – opportunity to network with prominent organisations and high level influencers and for power professionals  to represent their companies at this prestigious event provided entirely for the power  generation sector.”

“When submitting an abstract, you will be asked to select a preference for one of the unique Conferences which would best suit your finished 2018 Conference paper.”

The topics being covered are as follows:  Gensets  CHP & Cogeneration  UPS   District Heating   Diesel & Gas   Renewable Energy   Engines Gas Engines AC Generators Biomass & Biofuels  Controls & Monitoring Low Carbon Projects  Batteries  Data  Centres  Loadbanks  Environmental Solutions  Hire & Rental  Consultancy  Turnkey Solutions Legal & Financial Services   Emissions    Regional Energy Projects Fuels  Energy Efficient Buildings  Maintenance  Boilers Heat Pumps Standby Power  Operations &  Maintenance technology & techniques.

Dave Andrews, Chairman of the UK’s Claverton Energy independent energy Think Tank,  and Ian Hargraves, Director of Sustainable Environmental Systems Ltd, will be introducing and heading up two of the Conference strands.

Andrews said,  “At CPDe our Conferences papers will certainly not be sales pitches for commercial operators. While it’s true we have to find companies to provide  interesting presentations – these invariably feature unusual case studies, challenging situations and pitfalls to be avoided.”

“CHP & district heating are a cornerstone of this event. It is gradually dawning on experts that the key issue in the UK today is how to heat buildings economically & efficiently. In fact, this can only be done realistically with the latest CHP and district heating technology. This  opens up a huge market for independent power generation focused on at least 20 million homes. In total, this involves a capital investment in the region of £12 billion+ from 2018 onwards.”  

For more information on the conference go to CPDE website