Welsh businesses will gather this week to discuss how they can be part of a smart energy revolution that could help the UK dramatically cut carbon emissions and save billions.
A ground-breaking conference, organised by RenewableUK Cymru and sponsored by Freshwater, is taking place at Cardiff’s SWALEC stadium on 16 September.
Smart Energy Wales is a one-day conference that will bring together 150 delegates from industry, academia and the public sector. It hopes to spark the interest of some of the country’s brightest innovators, helping to position Wales as a leader in the smart energy sector.
Freshwater is a member of Renewable UK, and its chief executive, Steve Howell, will chair the conference’s session on smart energy storage, which features speakers from the University of South Wales and RES.
Smart energy is crucial in the battle to the decrease carbon emissions around the world. Revolutionary technology and ideas, highlighted at the Smart Energy Wales conference, will show how the industry is developing the sustainable production, storage and consumption of energy.
The most commonly known product under the smart umbrella is the smart meter. Under a government scheme, it’s anticipated that Britain could save around £6 billion by 2020 with smart meters alone. This is the first of many ‘smart living’ gadgets in the UK.
Freshwater works with clients in the energy sector to raise their profile through media relations and marketing, develop brands for new companies and projects, and consult with communities on new developments.
Carolyn Pugsley, director at Freshwater, said: “It is essential that we review the way in which we source our energy to make it sustainable for future generations. Smart energy is an exciting, emerging market of how this can be achieved, and Wales has a pivotal role to play in innovating and trialling new technologies and methods.
“The Smart Energy Wales conference is a fantastic opportunity to bring together and cement relationships within Wales’ pioneering renewable community, and we’re really excited to be involved.”
RenewableUK Cymru represents the interests of the renewable energy sector in Wales. David Clubb, director of RenewableUK Cymru, said: “Freshwater has an exemplary track record of delivering for its clients across the UK. They know the smart energy sector and what it means for the future of energy. We’re delighted to have them on board as one of our key sponsors.”
Visit Freshwater’s exhibition stand at the Smart Energy Wales conference, for more information about our integrated communications services, on Wednesday 16 September at the SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff. Tickets are on sale now.