Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

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Next steps for energy storage in the UK - market development and expanding capacity, innovation and commercialisation, competition and regulation

Morning, Tuesday, 29th March 2022


***Full-scale policy conference taking place online***

This conference will assess the priorities for further developing the energy storage sector in the UK.


Delegates will consider the next steps for expanding storage capacity, the potential for regulatory and whole-system reform, how best to support innovation in battery storage, and the transition to low carbon energy generation.


Further sessions will provide an opportunity to discuss priorities for reducing barriers to entry, such as those relating to the network or regulation, the role of small- and large-scale storage in providing flexibility to the system, and whether more needs to be done to improve access to finance and support commercialisation.


We are pleased to be able to include keynote contributions from: Professor Nigel Brandon, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Imperial College London; Kyle Martin, Market Change Delivery Senior Manager, National Grid ESO; Nick Winser, Chairman, Energy Systems Catapult; Duncan Botting, Group Chief Executive Officer, Global Smart Transformation; and Professor David Stone, Professor in Electrical Engineering and Member of the Management Board of the Energy Institute URI, University of Sheffield.


Attendees

Our forums are known for attracting strong interest from policymakers and stakeholders. Overall, we expect speakers and attendees to be a senior and informed group including Members of both Houses of Parliament, senior government and regulatory officials involved in this area of policy, as well as from energy sector professionals and relevant stakeholders from across the sector, including power generators, energy suppliers and renewable energy developers, electricity network and transport organisations, planning and infrastructure groups, investment and legal professionals, academics and commentators, together with reporters from the national and specialist 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 delegate questions and comments with all speakers
  • a recording of the addresses, all slides cleared by speakers, and further materials are 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

Full information and guidance on how to take part will be sent to delegates before the conference



Keynote Speakers

Nick Winser

Chairman, Energy Systems Catapult

Kyle Martin

Market Change Delivery Senior Manager, National Grid ESO

Keynote Speakers

Senior speaker confirmed from BEIS

Nick Winser

Chairman, Energy Systems Catapult

Professor Nigel Brandon

Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Imperial College London

Professor David Stone

Professor in Electrical Engineering and Member of the Management Board of the Energy Institute URI, University Of Sheffield

Duncan Botting

Group Chief Executive Officer, Global Smart Transformation

Kyle Martin

Market Change Delivery Senior Manager, National Grid ESO

Speakers

Claire Miller

Director, Technology and Innovation, Octopus Electric Vehicles

Kate Jones

Innovation Lead, Innovate UK

Matt Allen

CEO, Pivot Power

Basil Scarsella

Chief Executive Officer, UK Power Networks

Alec Whiter

Senior Associate and Director of Energy and Net Zero Projects, Burges Salmon

Katherine Marshall

Director of Markets Regulation and Group Compliance, SSE Group