Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

Next steps for energy storage in the UK: investment, innovation and policy priorities

Morning, Thursday, 19th April 2018

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This conference will discuss the key policy priorities for developing and increasing energy storage capacity in the UK energy network.


In the context of the joint BEIS and Ofgem Smart Systems and Flexibility Plan for developing a new energy system, as well as the Government announcement of the 4-year £246 million Faraday Challenge investment round in battery technology, discussion will focus on current and future levels of investment in the storage market. Sessions will also examine the ways for improving commercial viability and barriers to market, as well as opportunities for new and alternative technology options.


Further sessions will focus on leading storage technologies for domestic and grid-scale use, the key priorities for DNOs in reinforcing local grids and the growing role of EV battery ownership and the potential for vehicle to grid solutions for managing energy demand.



Guest of Honour

Rachel Cooper

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

Guest of Honour

Rachel Cooper

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

Chair

Dr Alan Whitehead MP

Shadow Minister, Energy and Climate Change

Speakers

Jeremy Nicholson

Director, Energy Intensive Users Group

Joe Warren

Managing Director, Powervault

Nick Kitchin

Chief Executive Officer, Cumulus Energy Storage

Peter Aldous MP

Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Energy Storage

John Prendergast

Head of Energy Storage Business Development, RES

Ross Fairley

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

Jason Hunter

Associate Director, Capitas Finance