Disruptive technology: Blockchain, PPA delivery and technological innovation

Disruptive technology: Blockchain, PPA delivery and technological innovation

16 May 2019, 14:00 - 15:30

Boisdale 1

Chair: Peter Ward, Head of Renewables, Burness Paull LLP 

The new energy system is here and rapidly changing – but how is technology enabling opportunities to be successful?
Neil Atterbury, Analyst - New Energy Business Models, Delta-ee

Blockchain in the energy sector – 2019
Sam Moore, Legal Technologist, Innovation Manager, Burness Paull LLP

Blockchains in energy systems: Perspectives from UK's National Research Centre for Energy Systems Integration
Merlinda Andoni, Research Associate, Heriot-Watt University

How can generators future-proof their income stream?
Chris Smith, Head of Renewable Sales, SmartestEnergy

Vessel-mounted robotic arm for autonomous operations
David Kirkley, Managing Director, Submarine Technology 

Q&A and panel discussion


Programme subject to change 


  • Merlinda Andoni


    Research Associate

    Heriot-Watt University

    Merlinda is a Research Associate in the Smart Systems Group at Heriot-Watt University working for the UK’s National Centre for Energy Systems...

  • Sam Moore


    Innovation Manager

    Burness Paull LLP

    Sam is Burness Paull's first dedicated Innovation Manager, as well as being a qualified solicitor specialising in the construction sector. Sam is...

  • Chris Smith


    Head of Renewable Sales


    Chris Smith joined SmartestEnergy as Head of Renewable Sales in 2017. He works with independent generators across the UK to develop commercial...

  • Neil Atterbury


    Analyst - New Energy Business Models


    Neil is an analyst on Delta Energy & Environment's New Energy Business Model Service. He supports a wide range of clients with insights into the...

  • David Kirkley


    Managing Director

    Submarine Technology Limited

    Dr David Kirkley is Managing Director of Submarine Technology Limited and of the Oceantech Group of which it is part. He has spent much of his career...