Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

The outlook for UK energy storage: grid integration, regulatory framework and opportunities for innovation

Tuesday, 25th April 2017

Central London


This conference assesses next steps for energy storage in the UK.

It takes place as the Government prepares its response to its smart energy system consultation. It also comes with the Government looking into the feasibility of a new research institution specialising in battery and grid technologies, and energy storage.

Delegates will discuss issues surrounding concerns over market access and grid connections, as well as Ofgem’s role and - as part of their new Future Insights Series that outlines the future challenges for the energy system - options for facilitating a greater number of decentralised energy programs and smart systems.

The agenda will also bring out latest thinking on priorities for collaboration amongst key stakeholders to assess advances in energy storage research and innovation, so as to support the transition of battery technology to large-scale storage projects.

Guest of Honour

Beth Chaudhary

Head of Smart Energy, BEIS

Supported by

Burges Salmon

Guest of Honour

Beth Chaudhary

Head of Smart Energy, BEIS


Alicia Carrasco

Director of European Government Affairs, Tesla

Dr John Prendergast

Head of Energy Storage Business Development, RES

Ross Fairley

Partner and Head of Energy, Power and Utilities, Burges Salmon

Deirdre Bell

Senior Manager, Electricity Systems Transitions, Ofgem

Tim Stiven

Interim Head of Delivery, Energy Systems Catapult

Bridgit Hartland-Johnson

Head of Energy Storage, Siemens Energy Management UK

Professor Andrew Cruden

Head of Energy Technology Group, University of Southampton

Mark Drye

Director, Asset Management, Northern Powergrid

Mark Futyan

Director of Merchant Power, Centrica

Phil Sheppard

Director of SO Operations, National Grid