Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

The future of the UK’s retail energy market - tariffs, competition and energy efficiency

Morning, Tuesday, 30th April 2019

Central London


This timely conference examines the future of the UK’s retail energy market - looking at tariffs, energy efficiency, protecting vulnerable customers, and encouraging innovation and competition.

Delegates will discuss the challenges of implementing the Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Act which puts a requirement on Ofgem to design and implement a cap on standard variable and default energy tariffs.

With Ofgem publishing its final decision on the design and implementation of the cap, attendees will assess early indications of its impact and look ahead to plans to update the level of the cap in April and October every year to reflect the latest estimated costs of supplying electricity and gas.

Sessions will examine further steps for securing a more competitive energy market that is fair for both consumers and suppliers, including measures to support switching suppliers.

Attendees will also discuss what more can be done to improve energy efficiency.

The agenda looks at next steps for encouraging take-up of smart meters and what more can be done to support innovation and investment in the energy network, and develop whole system approaches to energy usage to support new technology and renewable energy to drive competition in the sector.

We also expect discussion on the Government’s Energy Company Obligation ECO3 scheme and subsequent Ofgem consultation - which focuses the entire scheme to support low income, vulnerable and fuel poor households - with the draft ECO3 Order currently working its way through Parliament.

Supported by

Keynote Speakers

Jane Walker

Deputy Director, Energy Markets & Affordability, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Mary Starks

Executive Director, Consumers and Markets, Ofgem

Laura Sandys

Chair, Government’s Energy Data Taskforce


Richard Neudegg

Head of Regulation, uSwitch

Gillian Cooper

Head of Energy Retail Markets, Citizens Advice

Mark Coyle

Chief Strategy Officer, Utiligroup