CAN WE KEEP THE LIGHTS ON?
ECA Today reports:
Experts from the ECA, BSRIA, Ofgem, Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and the National Grid will be grappling with the problem of how to secure the UK’s future electricity supply during an open event on Thursday 27 March.
The seminar discussion – jointly hosted by the ECA and BSRIA – will consider how to resolve the threat of reduced capacity at peak times, resulting from power-station closures and a lack of viable alternatives. The panel will seek to identify solutions that reduce business disruption, while supporting building owner-operators, facilities managers, contractors and service providers to deliver the maximum provision during challenging times.
Expert speakers include the ECA’s head of Energy Solutions, Bill Wright, and senior representatives from BSRIA and National Grid. Roundtable discussions will be followed by a Q&A session.
‘There is currently an alarming lack of awareness of the risk to business, and very few contingency plans in place to cope with possible loss of process and equipment failure,’ says Bill Wright. ‘ We will be looking at the strategies needed to keep businesses open in the event of local energy supply issues, including back-up power systems and the installation of renewable energy sources. We encourage building services professionals and electrical contractors to join us at the event and be part of the solution.’
The event, which is being held at Central Hall, Westminster, is free for ECA and BSRIA members. ECA members who are interested in attending should email firstname.lastname@example.org. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
Non-members can book a place at https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/events/details