TALKING NEW ENERGY

A Delta-EE podcast

We're a group of new energy experts, talking about the energy transition in Europe and how it will affect the customer.

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Delta-EE Director Jon Slowe hosts a selection of guests from across the new energy industry.

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Looking at how the energy transition is developing across Europe.

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Discussing the hottest topics across New Energy, and how they all fit together.

Series 8 Episode 8: Hydrogen boilers: how much of a challenge?

Series 8 Episode 8: Hydrogen boilers: how much of a challenge?

Hydrogen could be flowing through gas pipes into homes in the future. If so, we’ll need boilers that can run on hydrogen to heat our homes, as well as hydrogen powered fuel cells or hydrogen powered thermally driven heat pumps. In this episode we explore the challenges in developing hydrogen boilers. Host Jon Slowe is joined by two of Europe’s leading boiler manufacturers - Tom Collins, Hydrogen Lead at Bosch Thermotechnology; Jon Phillips, Group Product Manager for wall hung boilers at BDR Thermea; and Delta-EE expert Steven Ashurst. Find out more about our hydrogen research at www.delta-ee.com/hydrogen.

Series 8 Episode 7: New Energy - What do customers think?

Series 8 Episode 7: New Energy - What do customers think?

Customers will be at the heart of much of the energy transition. No longer does the boundary of the energy system end at the meter: EVs, heat pumps, batteries and flexible loads will all play a big role in services to customers and the energy system. In this episode we will take a look at customers needs and wants, how they react to certain propositions, and we also look at highlights of Delta-EE's customer research. Host Jon Slowe is joined by Delta-EE experts, David Trevithick and Lodovica Di Deodato.

Series 8 Episode 6: Hydrogen implications for gas network operators

Series 8 Episode 6: Hydrogen implications for gas network operators

Europe has built up one of the best gas distribution infrastructures in the world. There’s one problem though. It distributes natural gas, a fuel that we will hardly be able to use if we’re to reach our net zero targets. Can we use the infrastructure instead for clean hydrogen – either blended with natural gas as a stepping stone, or with pure hydrogen in the future? In this episode we put aside discussion on the extent to which we should do this – and focus on whether or not we can do this, and what’s involved in doing so.

Jon Slowe is joined by Eva Hennig, Head of Department for EU Energy Policy at Thüga, an alliance of German municipal energy companies (as well as chair of Eurogas’s distribution committee); Keith Owen Head of Systems Development and Energy Strategy at Northern Gas Networks in the UK; and Delta-EE expert, Rob Castek.

Visit www.delta-ee.com/hydrogen to learn more about our hydrogen research.

Series 8 Episode 5: Unlocking the opportunity for residential flexibility

Series 8 Episode 5: Unlocking the opportunity for residential flexibility

Demand side flexibility across Europe is growing. It’s set to play a bigger and bigger role as the energy transition accelerates. This week we discuss residential-scale demand response, focusing on the nitty-gritty issues of standards and interoperability, which can play a huge role in opening up and facilitating markets. Host Jon Slowe is joined by Adriaan van Eck, from the Flexible Alliance Network, based in the Netherlands; Nina Klein, from the UK Government department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy; and Delta-EE expert Lucy Murley.

Series 8 Episode 4: All I want for (a new energy) Christmas is...

Series 8 Episode 4: All I want for (a new energy) Christmas is...

In this episode of Talking New Energy, Jon Slowe is joined by Delta-EE's Head of Heat Lindsay Sugden and Head of Consulting Charmaine Coutinho to talk about what new energy presents we'd like to see under the Christmas tree, a look back at 2020 and a look forward to 2021.

Series 8 Episode 3: Shell, their net zero ambition, and decarbonising heat

Series 8 Episode 3: Shell, their net zero ambition, and decarbonising heat

The energy transition is seeing a whole host of companies having to transform themselves. One of the best examples of this is the journey that some oil companies are embarking on. Repsol and more recently Shell have declared bold ambitions to be net-zero businesses. Should we think of them as oil and gas companies – or new energy companies? How will they make the transition to become net-zero businesses, and what are they doing about this today? We explored these questions with Jo Coleman OBE, Shell’s UK Energy Transition Manager, and Lindsay Sugden, Delta-EE’s Head of Heat.

Series 8 Episode 2: Life as a new entrant energy retailer in the energy transition

Series 8 Episode 2: Life as a new entrant energy retailer in the energy transition

Life as a new entrant energy retailer. What's it like to grow a new entrant retailer to hundreds of thousands of customers? And what does the future hold for such a company as the energy transition unfolds? In this episode, host Jon Slowe is joined by two rapidly growing energy retailers from France and the UK - Charlie Davies, Co-Founder of So Energy; Julien Tchernia, President of  Ekwateur; and Delta-EE expert Charmaine Coutinho. 
Series 8 Episode 1: A spotlight on hydrogen in Scotland

Series 8 Episode 1: A spotlight on hydrogen in Scotland

The spotlight on hydrogen is getting ever stronger. It will, for sure, play a role in the energy transition. The precise size and nature of that role is still to be determined. Today we’re focusing on Scotland, where clean hydrogen definitely exists on the ground, and where hydrogen is likely to have a significant role in the future. Host Jon Slowe is joined by Nigel Holmes, CEO of the Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Association; Neil Kermode,  Managing Director of the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney; and Delta-EE expert Jeremy Harrison.