Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

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Next steps for energy storage in the UK

Morning, Wednesday, 15th May 2024


This conference focuses on next steps for energy storage in the UK.


It will be an opportunity for key stakeholders and policymakers to discuss next steps in the context of the DBT’s UK Battery Strategy published in November 2023.


Delegates will assess the way forward if the aim of the Strategy for creation of an internationally competitive supply chain by 2030 is to be achieved.


They will also examine the rollout of Long Duration Energy Storage (LDES) and Longer Duration Energy Storage (LODES) programmes, and priorities for supporting innovation and its adoption to improve battery and storage design and functionality.


The agenda looks at what is needed for sustainable investment and financing in the storage ecosystem, alongside issues surrounding infrastructure and governance, looking at co-ordination for system operators with the expansion of LDES and priorities for continued co-operation between industry, regulators and government.


Further sessions will assess the way forward for supporting future ambitions for the sector, including priorities for policy, next steps for the LDES and LODES programmes, implications for the circular economy and green trade, and the role of the sector in meeting UK net zero ambitions.


We are pleased to be able to include a keynote session with Anca Mihalache, Head of Smart Energy Policy, Department for Energy Security and Net Zero.


The conference will be an opportunity for stakeholders to consider the issues alongside key policy officials who are due to attend from DESNZ; Ofgem; GO-Science; the Climate Change Advisory Council, ROI; DfT; DBT; DfE; DLUHC; Department for the Economy, NI; Department of Finance, NI; DWP; Forestry and Land Scotland; HSE; HM Treasury; UKIB; The Scottish Government; and the Welsh Government.



Keynote Speaker

Anca Mihalache

Head of Smart Energy Policy, Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

Keynote Speaker

Anca Mihalache

Head of Smart Energy Policy, Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

Speakers

Paul Nathanail

Chartered Geologist and Specialist in Land Condition, Land Quality Management

Alec Whiter

Partner, Burges Salmon

George Anstey

Senior Managing Director, NERA Economic Consulting

Luke Ames Blackaby

Head of Innovation Hub, Ofgem

Max Carcas

Strategic Advisor, SynchroStor