WEBINAR: Heat pumps and demand side flexibility - registration open

Published by Helle Taylor 21 / 05 / 21

This webinar will bring together key industry thought leaders – Alastair Martin, CSO at Flexitricity, Dave Pearson, Director at Star Renewable Energy and Roddy Yarr, Assistant Director (Sustainability) at University of Strathclyde – to discuss the challenges and opportunities of decarbonising heat.

​​​​​​​The key focus will be on heat pumps, flexibility of heat demand and real-life examples of successful projects. The webinar will offer anyone interested in heat and demand side flexibility – from businesses with on-site CHPs and heat pumps to large heat networks – an excellent opportunity to gain inspiration and practical advice for creating greater efficiency, financial returns and decarbonising heat generation.

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Our presenters:

Dave Pearson, Director at Star Renewable Energy

Dave is Group Sustainable Development Director of Glasgow based Star Refrigeration Ltd, who are one of the UKs largest industrial cooling contractors providing services to household names in food manufacturing, distribution, retail, pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals and leisure.

Dave leads the team responsible for heat pumps (Star Renewable Energy) as well Star Data Analytics a team focussed on driving value thought better data analysis of working systems.

He is also Chair of CeeD-Scotland a business to business knowledge sharing group and sits on the Scottish Energy Advisory Board. A clean energy enthusiast he lives in a “not modern” house heated by gas and drives an electric car.

Roddy Yarr, Assistant Director (Sustainability) at University of Strathclyde 

Roddy Yarr is an Assistant Director (Sustainability and Environmental Management) at the University of Strathclyde where he is responsible for leading the delivery of climate change and social responsibility initiatives and developing the University’s response to net zero emissions across all of its assets.

Roddy leads the Sustainable Strathclyde team which is delivering the University’s Climate and Net Zero response Roddy has developed an innovative, bold and collaborative ‘Climate Neutral Districts’ vision deploying 100 renewable heat, power, active travel, adaptation and well being solutions across all University assets in the central belt of Scotland Using a partnership approach to enable ‘scale and speed’ of climate action in Glasgow and region. 

Roddy’s collaborative style, knowledge, passion and experience in a range of private and public sector organisations mean that he is able to positively influence people and implement solutions that tackle climate change issues in a positive manner.

Alastair Martin, CSO at Flexitricity

Dr Alastair Martin founded the first demand side response (DSR) business in Great Britain in 2004. Alongside heading up Flexitricity, Alastair has worked on a range of energy policy developments and participates in several key regulatory working groups and committees with the Association of Decentralised Energy, National Grid and others.

Alastair is a professional energy engineer with over 26 years of experience in the energy industry. Before founding Flexitricity, he worked on energy efficiency and renewable energy at Scottish Water. Prior to that, Alastair was a project engineer for Doosan Babcock, where he created a repowering strategy for a major nuclear client and developed novel technologies for improving coal-fired power station efficiency. Previously, he conducted research at Heriot-Watt University and the University of Edinburgh in process intensification and offshore engineering.

Alastair was an honorary fellow at the University of Edinburgh and has been a chartered engineer and a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers since 2000.

Helle Taylor

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