Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

The future of smart and flexible electricity networks in the UK

Morning, Tuesday, 11th December 2018

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



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


Attendees will discuss the opportunities for improving grid digitisation, and the integration of energy storage technology, in light of reforms to transmission and distribution regulation, and reviews to network connection rights and charges.


Delegates will also consider the challenges for building smart electricity infrastructure - looking at investment burdens, demand pressures from electric vehicle charging, the integration of intermittent renewable energy, and cyber security threats.


Further sessions will assess the future of grid flexibility and priorities for coordinating supply across the system, as well as how innovations in technology can develop smart electricity grids. 



Guest of Honour

Will Broad

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

Guest of Honour

Will Broad

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

Keynote Speakers

Dr Charlotte Ramsay

Programme Director, Future of the System Operator, National Grid

Senior speaker confirmed from the Competition and Markets Authority

Chair

Lord Oxburgh

Speakers

Christianna Logan

Energy Networks Insights Manager, SSE

Eric Brown

Director, Innovation, Energy Systems Catapult

Senior speaker confirmed from E.ON UK