Morning, Wednesday, 3rd November 2021
***Full-scale policy conference taking place online***
This conference will examine priorities for energy code reform in the UK, including next steps for governance, the way forward for supporting market innovation, and the measures that can be taken to simplify codes, drive industry competition, and overcome barriers to entry.
It will be an opportunity to consider the measures outlined in the Government’s Energy White Paper and what they will mean for energy codes in the UK as well as system modernisation. Delegates will also consider key issues for the consultation on how Ofgem can work towards the Government’s objectives around energy policy and code reform.
We also expect discussion on the Government response to the recent consultation on energy code reform, as well as the review of Great Britain’s energy system operation by Ofgem, and how these affect priorities for energy codes in the UK.
We are pleased to be able to include keynote addresses from core stakeholders, including:
- Assessing the future of code management duties - enhancing system responsibilities and the faster resolution of market disputes - from Angela Love, Director, Future Markets and Engagement, Elexon
- Fine-tuning grid and code operations for a more dynamic system and the use of transmission assets for grid flexibility - from Mark Herring, Head of Code Change Delivery, National Grid
- What is needed to enable governance to support a more agile market and secure code administrator autonomy - from Stefan Leedham, Director of Governance Services, ElectraLink
- Regulatory priorities for code framework design, flexibility, and support for new business models - from David Hall, Head of Industry Codes and Licensing, Ofgem
Our forums are known for attracting strong interest from policymakers and stakeholders. Places have been reserved by officials from BEIS; the Department for International Trade; the Department for the Economy, NI; the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications; and the Welsh Government. Also due to attend are representatives from Drax; Interconnector; P2 Analysis; and Zero Carbon Shropshire.
A press pass has been reserved by a representative from ICIS.
Overall, we expect speakers and attendees to be a senior and informed group including Members of both Houses of Parliament, senior government officials from BEIS, Defra, DfT and other relevant departments, code managers and regulators, representatives from the energy sector including energy suppliers, power generators and renewable energy developers, network operators and infrastructure groups, investment and legal professionals, academics, local government, charities and passenger groups, together with reporters from the national and trade media.
This is a full-scale conference taking place online***
- full, four-hour programme including comfort breaks - you’ll also get a full recording and transcript to refer back to
- information-rich discussion involving key policymakers and stakeholders
- conference materials provided in advance, including speaker biographies
- speakers presenting via webcam, accompanied by slides if they wish, using the Cisco WebEx professional online conference platform (easy for delegates - we’ll provide full details)
- opportunities for live delegate questions and comments with all speakers
- a recording of the addresses, all slides cleared by speakers, and further materials, is made available to all delegates afterwards as a permanent record of the proceedings
- delegates are able to add their own written comments and articles following the conference, to be distributed to all attendees and more widely
- networking too - there will be opportunities for delegates to e-meet and interact - we’ll tell you how!
Full information and guidance on how to take part will be sent to delegates before the conference