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Electric vehicles, fuel cells and bio fuels: competitors or partners?

08 November 2011

The subject of a free Institution of Engineering Technology (IET) event, which takes place on Wednesday November 16 2011 at the IET's Savoy Place headquarters in London (17.30 for an 18.30 start). The evening will feature two presentations, a panel discussion on low carbon transport and a wine networking reception. The speakers are Sara Bell, Head of Commercial Strategy, Future Networks, UK Power Networks and Greg Archer, Managing Director, Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership.

The panel discussion will investigate the reality of delivering ultra-low carbon transport and how the market will mature from 2020 to 2030. The panel will explore which solutions are likely to emerge as winners and how progress can be accelerated. The debate will be chaired by Davy Thielens.

The speakers:
Sara Bell is driving UK Power Networks’ strategic commercial approach to the low carbon economy, helping to translate the UK Government policy in to action. This encompasses maximising opportunities, including smart metering and more flexible DUoS tariffs, distributed generation, and ancillary services procured from customers and generators, as well as ensuring the efficiency of new electricity loads such as Electric Vehicles and Heat Pumps.

Sara sits on the ENA EV workgroup, on the National Physical Laboratory Centre for Carbon Measurement Stakeholder Group, on the EValu8 Plugged-in-Places Steering Committee, on the Advisory Board for London First’s Property and Energy Network, on the Sustainability First GB Electricity Demand Project and is a former member of the Singapore Government Climate Change Committee R&D workgroup.

Greg Archer. The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership is a public-private partnership that exists to accelerate a sustainable shift to lower carbon vehicles and fuels and create opportunities for UK businesses. Over 200 organisations are engaged from diverse backgrounds including automotive and fuel supply chains, vehicle users, academics and civil society. The LowCVP plays a key role in helping Government to deliver its low carbon transport strategy, which aims to ensure that the UK takes a leading role in the global shift towards low carbon transport.

Davy Thielens is an energy industry expert at PA Consulting with experience in transmission and distribution networks. He provides strategic and technical energy consulting to network companies, suppliers, generators, government and regulators and actively pushes the innovation agenda, focusing on the integration of smart grid, smart meters and electric vehicles.

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