In the world of energy management, where nothing stands still for long, finding out about the latest innovations and approaches is not only interesting, but imperative.

 

The Energy Innovation Summit in Leeds on 24 April is aiming to cover a lot of ground in just one day, by “bringing together the brightest minds in energy efficiency technology and utilities to discuss the future of the sector”.

 

One of our own energy management experts Lowri Evans has been invited to take part, and will be talking about harnessing the power of data to develop innovative ways to maximise energy efficiency using Carbon Psychology.

 

She’ll be joined by other specialists addressing a wide range of pertinent topics, including ‘The Implementation of Smart Tech within Utilities’ and ‘The Future of Energy’.

 

The Energy Innovation Summit is free to attend (you can register here) and is part of the Leeds Digital Festival, which last year attracted more than 20,000 participants.

 

Breakthroughs in behavioural change

Lowri will be sharing the breakthroughs we’ve been experiencing with businesses by utilising what we call Carbon Psychology to support energy-saving behavioural change.

 

Although many companies understand that the behaviour of their staff is key to resource efficiency, it’s often an area that’s under-addressed as it can be hard to get right – or make changes last.

 

But Lowri will demonstrate how our unique approach enables us to analyse the behaviour of staff and identify the most effective interventions to ensure efficiency measures are adopted.

 

The scientific model we use combines insights from psychology and behavioural economics to provide each company with a bespoke strategy that taps into the way different staff think and behave.

 

Significant savings for energy optimised sites

Even in energy intensive businesses where resource efficiency is already considered optimal, Carbon Psychology can make a positive difference.

 

For example, at one major steel works, this approach has generated an additional cumulative saving of of £900k at one site alone.

 

Hot topics on the agenda

Other topics on the programme at the Energy Innovation Summit include how companies can leverage the Internet of Things, advances in energy storage, and the ways organisations can utilise smart technology to enhance environmental credentials.

 

All this takes place between 9am and 4pm on Wednesday 24 April at Cloth Hall in Quebec Street in Leeds. Register for a free place here.

 

If you can’t make it but would still like to know more, you can get in touch with Lowri and the Carbon Psychology team via EnergyHQ@npower.com.