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Priorities for UK energy security - government strategy, development of domestic energy sources, electricity market reform, and net-zero policy

Morning, Friday, 14th October 2022


This conference will examine next steps for UK energy security and for achieving greater clean energy independence for the UK.


With discussion on current pressures, long-term priorities, and the Government’s energy security strategy, it will be a timely opportunity to assess the UK’s future energy mix and capacity to increase domestic supplies, while continuing to decarbonise electricity and power sources.


It will also be an opportunity to assess priorities and the future direction of Government policy with a new prime minister in place.


Sessions in the agenda look at:

  • the British energy security strategy - the way forward for reducing dependency on imported fossil fuels - accelerating the transition towards a clean energy system
  • stakeholder priorities - addressing key challenges - industry role and obligations - energy efficiency - mitigating impact on business and consumers - the future of net-zero policy ambitions
  • geopolitical and trade uncertainties - options for improving UK self-sufficiency - the wider UK strategic response
  • UK energy mix - the developing policy landscape - the future shape of energy markets - the role of renewables, nuclear, oil, and gas
  • achieving UK long-term energy security - priorities for investment, innovation, and commercialisation - international relationships - sector development
  • policy - priorities for UK electricity security and electricity market reform

We are pleased to be able to include keynote sessions with Robert Hewitt, Deputy Director, Electricity Security & Market Reform, BEIS; and Professor Keith Bell, Holder of the Scottish Power Chair in Future Power Systems, University of Strathclyde; and co-Director, UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC).


The conference will be an opportunity for stakeholders to consider the issues alongside key policy officials who are due to attend from the BEIS; DIT; HM Treasury; NIC; DAERA, NI; Department for the Economy, NI; Department of the Environment, Climate & Communications, ROI; DfT; The Scottish Government; and the Welsh Government.



Keynote Speakers

Robert Hewitt

Deputy Director, Electricity Security & Market Reform, BEIS

Professor Keith Bell

Holder of the Scottish Power Chair in Future Power Systems, University of Strathclyde; and co-Director, UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC)

Keynote Speakers

Robert Hewitt

Deputy Director, Electricity Security & Market Reform, BEIS

Professor Keith Bell

Holder of the Scottish Power Chair in Future Power Systems, University of Strathclyde; and co-Director, UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC)

Speakers

Andy Manning

Principal Economic Regulation Specialist, Citizens Advice

Neil McDermott

Chief Executive, Low Carbon Contracts Company

George Anstey

Director, NERA Economic Consulting

Jade Lewis

Chief Executive, Sustainable Energy Association

Suzanna Hinson

Associate, Green Finance Institute

Barnaby Wharton

Head of Policy, RenewableUK

Guy Buckenham

Head of Strategic and Emerging Markets Policy, EDF Energy

Chris Manson-Whitton

Director, Progressive Energy

Manu Ravishankar

Innovation Lead - OFGEM Programme, Innovate UK

Tom Greatrex

Chief Executive, Nuclear Industry Association

Kerry Hayes

Project Development Manager, Simply Blue Energy