27 June | Smarter Wales: Cymru Glyfrach

27 June | Smarter Wales: Cymru Glyfrach

Smart meters are bringing about a revolution to our energy system and changing the way we all use our energy.

What will this mean for Wales?  

Smarter Wales: Cymru Glyfrach will bring together leaders from across Wales to discuss the opportunities for reducing our carbon footprint, stimulating behaviour change around energy use and innovating to address social need.

The event will focus on two core areas:

Smarter Grids – how smart grids will work to support national and community energy networks to manage our future energy demands.

Smarter Living – how being smart can contribute to behaviour change, energy efficiency, and emission reduction within our communities.


Highlights include:

Lucy Siegle journalist, writer and film maker brings us a despatch from the frontline of consumer change. From years battling to create the cultural case for behaviour change, she brings us the highs and the lows of sustainability over the last two decades. She’ll remind us of the fails, near misses and moments of jubilation and explain why sustainable living now is all about being able to inspire and delight.

Sophie Howe was appointed as the first Future Generations Commissioner for Wales in February 2016.  Her role is to act as a guardian for the interests of future generations in Wales, and to support the public bodies listed in the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 to work towards achieving the well-being goals. Sophie will discuss the Wales of the future and working towards an innovative and productive low carbon society.

Chris Blake is a passionate advocate of the social ownership of renewable energy generation.  He is a founding Director of both The Green Valleys and TGVHydro Limited the Ashden Award winning micro hydrodevelopment company. Chris will be highlighting developments in community energy across Wales and the key role of smarter grids and technology in their development.

Professor Lorraine Whitmarsh is an environmental psychologist, specialising in perceptions and behaviour in relation to climate change, energy and transport.  Based at the School of Psychology at Cardiff University, she regularly advises government and other organisations on environmental behaviour change and communications.  Lorraine will be exploring behavioral spillover and public attitudes to smart grids and homes.

Richard Wiles has over 10 years experience of smart metering and the Internet of Things, working for Landis+Gyr in international and UK business development roles, before moving to group companyToshiba.  Richard is involved in developments around the smart connected home, including opportunities around the Internet of Things (IoT). Richard will be explaining how consumer access devices (CAD) can support healthcare, prepayment and security for the user.

Sacha Deshmukh is an expert in consumer issues and marketing campaigns. He is Chief Executive of Smart Energy GB, which is delivering one of the largest public engagement and behaviour change campaigns in Great Britain. Sacha is also Chair of War Child, the charity that supports vulnerable children in conflict affected countries worldwide. From 2010-2015 Sacha was a Trustee and Vice Chair of Citizens Advice England & Wales.   Sacha will be discussing the smart meter rollout and our campaign in Wales and providing information on the Smart Energy GB in Communities programme which will provide resources and funding for communities and organisations.

 Any questions get in touch with Smart Energy GB smarterwales@smartenergygb.org

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