Morning, Tuesday, 22nd January 2019
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This conference will bring together policymakers with key stakeholders to discuss the future of renewable energy in the UK - looking at the key issues for finance, innovation and policy.
Delegates will consider the impact of possible changes to the CFD and CM auction process on the renewable energy sector, and the Government’s review of the CM announced earlier in the year.
We also expect discussion on potential consequences for emerging technologies from the recent European Union ruling, suspending the CM for violating state aid regulations.
Delegates will assess opportunities and practical issues emerging from the National Infrastructure Commission’s National Infrastructure Assessment.
With the Government commitments in its interim response to continuing auctions and supporting sector confidence - and for installing up to two Gigawatts of offshore wind capacity annually - attendees will consider the opportunities this might present to the wind industry, and the practical challenges for delivering scale and large capacity annually.
Further sessions will discuss the evolving investment landscape for renewable energy - following on from the Government’s Industrial Strategy and the Clean Growth Strategy which set aside £557m to support less-established technologies - and alternative approaches to finance in light of proposals to end the Feed-In Tariffs Scheme.
The role of the private sector will also be considered, with the Government promoting a £5bn Energy Investment Portfolio, including innovative renewable projects, to international investors.
Attendees will also discuss how regulators and network operators can further support sector growth - with discussion expected on recommendations for overcoming integration challenges for decentralised energy, improving grid flexibility, and the development of microgrids - as well as the role local authorities can play in supporting community-based energy schemes.