Climate Action

The First Defence

Curbing your organisations energy use through demand side management tool

About this webinar

Date: Thursday 18 June 2020   Time: 10:00-11:15 BST/GMT+1

Under lockdown, energy demand and consumption patterns drastically changed. But as entire industries start to go back to work and emerge from lockdown, is this is the perfect time to understand how to optimize energy efficiencies through effective demand-side management.

Creating an effective demand-response and management strategy must become the ‘first defense’ of any countries net-zero energy transition. Whilst they often provide more synergies and fewer trade-offs than supply-side solutions, they do require a systems approach to policy, regulation, technology and innovation.

Treating demand reduction as ‘the first defense’ is already the policy in many countries leading the energy transition, especially across Europe. But as industries get back to work and energy markets recalibrate, this offers the perfect opportunity for the more intensive energy industries to rethink their strategies.

This webinar will explore how innovation, technology and regulation can be harnessed to support the transition towards at net zero future and showcase the important role demand-side response will play within it:

What will this webinar discuss?

  • Systemic Policy Incentives: how can policy compliment innovation to shift energy behaviours in large power consumers?
  • Operational Behaviour: how can large power consumers use innovative methods and strategies to change their energy consumption behaviours to reduce demand and cost?
  • Disruptive Technologies: how is AI, IoT, and Blockchain technologies changing the way we consume and manage energy?


Sponsored by:


Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group (, headquartered in Tokyo, is one of the world’s leading industrial firms with over 80,000 group employees and annual consolidated revenue of around 38 billion U.S. dollars. MHI Group provides world-class technical solutions across the entire energy value chain that enable industry-leading production efficiency and significantly reduced environmental impact. MHI Group’s energy portfolio spans conventional and nuclear power, renewable energy solutions such as offshore wind turbines, geothermal and organic rankine cycle (ORC) power generation technology as well as turbomachinery. MHI Group is also a key technology provider along the hydrogen value chain. 

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