Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

Next steps for Electricity Market Reform: Capacity Market, Contracts for Difference and the UK's reserve margin

Morning, Tuesday, 7th November 2017

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This seminar examines the future for Electricity Market Reform following the latest Contracts for Difference allocation round and ahead of 2018 Capacity Market auctions.


Discussion will be informed by the Government’s open consultation on the future framework for the Capacity Market auctions, as well as the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee’s recommendations on competition in the energy market, with a specific focus on the future regulatory environment for the sector and the role of the EMR delivery body going forward.


The planned agenda also looks at the future role of Contracts for Difference to support the establishment of new energy supply, such as at Hinkley Point C, as well as the current thinking on developing a smart, flexible energy system following the recent consultation and the subsequent report expected later this year.


Further sessions will assess the priorities for delivering greater market capacity and flexibility to the UK’s energy supply alongside the investment opportunities for a low-carbon future.



Guest of Honour

Charles Phillips

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

Guest of Honour

Charles Phillips

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

Keynote Speakers

Laura Brock

EMR Implementation Manager, Commercial Operation, System Operator, National Grid

Ruth Herbert

Head, Strategy and External Relations, Low Carbon Contracts Company

Yoav Zingher

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, KiWi Power

Rodney Doyle

Director, Market Operations and General Manager, Single Electricity Market Operator, EirGrid Group

Professor Michael Grubb

Chair, Panel of Technical Experts and Professor of International Energy and Climate Change Policy, University College London

Speakers

Gareth Miller

Chief Executive Officer, Cornwall Insight

Steve Hargreaves

Director, Corporate Strategy, EDF Energy

Dr Nina Skorupska

Chief Executive, Renewable Energy Association

Jens Price Wolf

Commercial Director, Drax Power