Date: 06/06/2018
Time: 9:15 am – 11:00 am
Location: Ingenious Infrastructure,
15 Golden Square,
W1F 9JG,
United Kingdom


Demand on the electricity network in the UK continues to grow year-on-year, and it is predicted to keep growing at a fast rate for the foreseeable future due to the ever-growing reliance and advancement of technology. The recent UK Clean Growth Strategy highlights the ways in which this demand can be met in a smooth and sustainable manner and principle amongst them is a move towards a decentralised energy network.

The concept of a decentralised energy network is increasingly gaining momentum due to increasing fears over the security of the energy supplied from the grid. This is because of the harsh statistics showing that blackouts or brownouts are becoming more frequent with a staggering 46% increase recorded in 2016 compared to the number of occurrences in 2015.

This free, short seminar, taking place at the Ingenious office in Piccadilly, will explore the concept of the decentralised network which will require the simultaneous uptake of several elements such as distributed generation, distributed storage, energy efficiency and demand response. A decentralised network utilises integrated energy storage technology to combine all these elements and form microgrids capable of balancing the network and providing businesses with cheaper, more reliable, locally generated and utilised energy.

Seminar Overview

During the seminar, delegates will be informed of the current restrictions and limitations on the UK electricity supply network and the ever-increasing demand it faces. The main focus of the seminar will discuss the concept of a decentralised energy network as a solution to this rapidly growing demand and increase energy resilience for end users.

The implementation of intelligent energy storage solutions will provide reliable energy at a much cheaper cost to the end user, whilst simultaneously helping to balance demand on the network, and, when combined with local generation and underpinned with UPS, reduce transmission losses and increases the security of the supply.

The event will address these issues from the perspectives of several industry experts and provide the insights from:

  • an aggregator
  • a solutions provider
  • an infrastructure investment company

To attend this free-of-charge seminar and join Powerstar in discussing the concept of a decentralised energy network within the future energy landscape, simply complete the short form at the top of this page.

Speaker Profile

Dr. Alex Mardapittas, CEO, Powerstar

Alex established Powerstar in 2001 and has spearheaded the engineering-led company for the past 17 years.

As an experienced Chartered Engineer, with a research doctorate, Alex possesses extensive knowledge of software programming and innovative engineering design, enabling him to create award-winning energy management solutions.

Alex utilises his expert knowledge within the current and future energy landscapes, including his extensive knowledge of the constraints to constantly innovate. This knowledge of the current UK energy landscape and its limitations enables him to discuss predictions for its future.

Guest Speakers:

Roberto Castiglioni, Senior Investment Director, Ingenious Infrastructure

Roberto Castiglioni Ingenious InfrastructureRoberto is responsible for managing the Ingenious IEP Infrastructure portfolio across several different sectors including solar, wind and anaerobic digestion.

In October 2017, Roberto set up Argonaut Power, Ingenious’ Behind the Meter platform to deliver fully funded energy storage solutions to commercial and industrial customers.

Roberto uses his extensive expertise in various roles within energy to create structures that allow customers to benefit from storage solutions, avoiding any direct investment or involvement in the operation of the behind the meter battery. Read more…

Erik Nygard, CEO & Co-Founder, Limejump

Erik Nygard, LimejumpWhile at Centrica, Erik decided that generators and businesses did not have many opportunities to be proactive when managing electricity.

With Ning Zang, Erik created Limejump to provide a better proposition for customers and businesses.

Most recently Limejump has won the Bloomberg New Energy Pioneer award for 2018 and manages the largest portfolio of battery assets in the United Kingdom. Limejump is leading the development of the Virtual Power Plant concept to create the Future of Energy. Read more…

Why You Can’t Miss It

During the seminar the following topics will be addressed and discussed:

  • What is decentralised energy and how does it work?
  • The limitations of the current electricity network and how a decentralised energy network can help
  • The role of energy storage technology in storing decentralised energy
  • The increasing requirement for energy resilience
  • How businesses can increase reliability, supply resilience and cost savings
  • How an integrated storage solution can be delivered capex and opex free
  • How a decentralised energy network could be implemented on both a local and national scale
  • An introduction to an integrated energy storage solution that can assist in a smart, responsive energy network

Breakfast pastries and refreshments will be provided for all guests.


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