Renewable energy speaker line-up announced for nextgen

Leading renewable energy show in UK features keynotes from National Grid, Ofgem, Innovas, WRAP, BDO and Good Energy

21 August, 2012 - London: Some of the leading companies, entrepreneurs and

policy makers in the cleantech sector are among the headline speakers at
nextgen, Britain's fastest growing event showcasing emerging renewable
energy technologies. Held at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire on 10-11
October, the speaker programme will feature dozens of presentations and
topical panel discussions in six seminar theatres at various locations
across the show floor.

With more than over 3,000 visitors and 200 exhibitors at last year's
conference and expo, nextgen also encompasses ebec, the UK's largest
bioenergy show which has shown steady growth since being founded in 2006,
and microgen, a show serving small-scale (sub-50kW) power producers.

On the opening day of the conference, there's a policy update on the Green
Deal by Dr Ute Collier at the Committee on Climate Change. This keynote
paper is followed by a comprehensive review of progress made so far in the
field of renewable energy, presented by John Sharpe, a director at Innovas.
Good Energy founder Juliet Davenport assesses the impact of The Green Deal
while Adrian Judge of the Green Investment Bank describes how the UK's green
infrastructure will be boosted by £3 billion of government spending on waste
management, offshore wind and energy efficiency schemes.

Later on the 10th October within the Keynote Theatre, there are
presentations on the current uptake and Phase 2 of the Renewable Heat
Incentive (RHI) scheme presented by Ofgem and an analysis of different
funding vehicles for renewable projects by National Grid. The following day,
there is a look at how the RHI is influencing the biomass market, WRAP's
loan fund for anaerobic digestion (AD), ways to purchase renewable energy
from a customer's perspective and the potential of energy from waste AD and
landfill diversion.

Presentations will be made simultaneously at five other seminar theatres,
including the Micropower Council Theatre, which plans to run a
Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) seminar programme providing
information on earning accreditation as well as vital updates for existing
installers and registered companies. There will also be an important status
update on how the Feed-in-Tariff scheme is shaping up prior to the November
review while a dedicated microgen Theatre covers all aspects of the
fast-growing microgeneration sector.

The Biogas Theatre presents a packed programme of anaerobic digestion and
biogas sessions addressing all of the key issues from feedstock and
sustainability through to power generation or gas to grid options.
Practical case studies will help inform new entrants about tackling
challenges such as obtaining planning consent through to specifying
equipment, building and operating biogas plants. There are dedicated plant
operator sessions covering optimisation and ongoing maintenance, monitoring
and control of existing plants.

The Biomass and Energy from Waste Theatre boasts a compelling line-up of the
industry's most highly regarded speakers. This conference stream includes
expert analysis from the Biomass Energy Centre, bioeconomy consultants
NNFCC, and Wrap, the UK's leading body on resource efficiency. Sessions will
cover supply chain issues, sustainability and practical advice on
implementing RHI projects. Waste segregation, landfill gas and conversion of
food waste to biogas will also be discussed.

"nextgen features a multi-stream conference and a major international
exhibition to allow industry professionals to network, learn about the
latest innovations and generate leads," explains Lucy Pitt, group marketing
manager of nextgen media.

"Bringing all the renewable energy solutions in one place at one time is a
unique advantage for the show. For those undecided about which renewable
energy source to select, nextgen provides essential information, guidance
and support. For those ready to make an investment in a specific renewable
energy project, nextgen is the perfect place to compare all of the options
available from different suppliers, side by side."

To register your attendance for the show, visit the nextgen website
(www.nextgenexpo.co.uk).

About nextgen
Showcasing the future of energy generation, nextgen is the UK's fastest
growing event showcasing emerging renewable energy technologies. The event,
co-located with ebec and microgen, will be held on 5-6 October
2011 at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire. Now in its seventh year, ebec is the
largest dedicated bioenergy expo in the UK while microgen focuses on
small-scale micro-renewable technologies (sub-50kW) under one roof.
Besides hosting a major international exhibition, the two-day event includes
a free conference programme which offers delegates the chance to debate,
learn and network with industry peers. nextgen is supported exclusively by
the industry's leading trade associations - the Renewable Energy Association
(REA), the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS), the Micropower
Council and the Solar Trade Association.
For more information, please visit http://www.nextgenexpo.co.uk

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