Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

Next steps for Electricity Market Reform - Contracts for Difference, innovation and the Capacity Market review

Morning, Tuesday, 13th November 2018

Central London

This seminar will look at the future of Electricity Market Reform and possible changes to the Contracts for Difference and Capacity Market auction process.

With the Government confirming plans to carry out a Capacity Market review later this year, it will be a timely opportunity to discuss further decarbonisation of the UK’s electricity market and ways to ensure security of supply for the future.

The seminar is also scheduled to take place before the next Contracts for Difference allocation and those attending will consider the outlook for less established technologies including renewables, particularly in the context of the £557 million set aside in the Clean Growth Strategy.

Further sessions look at the role of renewables in the Capacity Market and potential ways to further support innovation and provide the best deal for the consumer - with planned discussion on the challenges for developing a smart, flexible energy system and what this will mean for meeting the UK’s energy requirements.

Keynote Speakers

Charles Phillips

Head, Capacity Market, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Cathryn Scott

Director, Wholesale Markets and Commercial, Ofgem


Neil McDermott

Chief Executive Officer, Low Carbon Contracts Company

Emma Pinchbeck

Executive Director, RenewableUK

Andrew Ford

EMR Stakeholder and Compliance Manager, National Grid

Jens Price Wolf

Commercial Director, Drax Power

Senior speaker confirmed from E.ON UK