Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

The outlook for UK energy storage: grid integration, new technologies and intermittency solutions

Tuesday, 25th April 2017

Central London


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

It takes place in the context of National Grid’s awarding of new Enhanced Frequency Response contracts, the increasing competitiveness of energy storage in the T-4 2016 Capacity Market Auction and the ongoing Government consultation with industry on the opportunities and challenges for developing a smart energy system in the UK.

Delegates will discuss the recommendations from the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) in its Smart power report including implementation issues, as well as the joint IET and Energy Systems Catapult Future Power System Architecture project, which concluded that a more integrated and comprehensive planning approach to power infrastructure investment would be required for energy storage to be effective in managing future grid requirements.

Further sessions will evaluate issues surrounding concerns over market access and grid connections. Attendees will discuss 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

Dr Rachel Cooper

Head of Energy Storage, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Supported by

Burges Salmon

Guest of Honour

Dr Rachel Cooper

Head of Energy Storage, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy


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

Speaker confirmed from


Speaker confirmed from

Innovate UK

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