Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

The future of smart and flexible electricity networks in the UK

Morning, Tuesday, 11th December 2018

The Caledonian Club, 9 Halkin Street, London SW1X 7DR

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This seminar will examine key priorities for developing smart electricity grids in the UK - in light of the continued development of the Smart Systems and Flexibility Plan, and in the context of the Clean Growth Strategy and the Industrial Strategy.


Delegates will consider the challenges for building smart electricity infrastructure - looking at further action that might be taken to secure investment, the implications of demand pressures from electric vehicle charging, and the integration of renewable energy into the grid.


Sessions will discuss priorities for coordinating supply across the system, and opportunities for improving grid digitisation and promoting wider innovation - including in energy storage, in light of the government’s £30 million investment in vehicle-to-grid technology, and the recently published Road to Zero Strategy, for expanding the rollout of electric vehicles and charging infrastructure.


Further discussion will address the opportunities and challenges for reducing energy usage and costs for both industrial and domestic consumers - including focus on network costing and smart metering.



Guest of Honour

Ben Eyre-White

Head of Networks, Systems and Interconnection, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Guest of Honour

Ben Eyre-White

Head of Networks, Systems and Interconnection, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Keynote Speakers

Senior speaker confirmed from Ofgem

Dr Charlotte Ramsay

Dr Charlotte Ramsay, Programme Director, Future of the System Operator, National Grid, Electricity System Operator

Senior speaker confirmed from the Competition and Markets Authority

Chairs

Dr Alan Whitehead MP

Shadow Minister, Energy and Climate Change

Lord Oxburgh

Speakers

Senior speaker confirmed from Smart Energy GB

Randolph Brazier

Head, Innovation and Development, Energy Networks Association

Christianna Logan

Energy Networks Insights Manager, SSE

Eric Brown

Director, Innovation, Energy Systems Catapult

Dr Tim Rotheray

Director, Association for Decentralised Energy

Senior speaker confirmed from E.ON UK