Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

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Next steps for the Contracts for Difference scheme in the UK

assessing priorities for the new Government | latest developments & proposed amendments | AR6 projects & next steps for AR7 | planning regulation | supply chain resilience | offshore wind

Morning, Tuesday, 8th October 2024

Online


This conference will examine next steps for the Contracts for Difference scheme in the UK.


It is bringing stakeholders and policymakers together to discuss priorities in Allocation Round 6, and to consider proposed changes to AR7 and future rounds.


The conference will be a timely opportunity for delegates to discuss the issues in the context of commitments by the new Government for up to £500m in funding for AR7, alongside wider policy ambitions laid out for planning policy, energy decarbonisation and security, transition and costs, as well as the development of the publicly-owned Great British Energy. We expect discussion on key issues for stakeholders in the energy sector and more widely, and their priorities for incentives and supporting investor confidence for renewables and other forms of green energy, and for the future of relationships with government and national agencies.


Sessions in the agenda will explore latest thinking on configuring CfDs to enable cost reduction and investment in renewables, looking at the expansion of a phased CfD policy for floating offshore wind projects, as well as the optimisation of the auction process for enabling rapid learning between allocation rounds.


Delegates will examine what more can be done to overcome existing barriers in stimulating renewable energy deployment, and the role of CfDs more generally in decarbonising the electricity system by 2030. They will assess alternative renewable support mechanisms, as well as what can be learnt from international best practice and benchmarks in the global shift towards decarbonisation.


We are pleased to be able to include keynote sessions with: Sulaiman Ilyas-Jarrett, Head, Policy and Strategy, Renewable Delivery, DESNZ; Esin Serin, Policy Fellow, UK Energy and Climate Policy, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment; Rebecca Yang, Head, EMR Delivery, National Grid ESO; and a senior speaker confirmed from Low Carbon Contracts Company.



Keynote Speaker

Rebecca Yang

Head, EMR Delivery Body, National Grid ESO

Keynote Speakers

Sulaiman Ilyas-Jarrett

Head, Policy and Strategy, Renewable Delivery, Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

Esin Serin

Policy Fellow, UK Energy and Climate Policy, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment

Rebecca Yang

Head, EMR Delivery Body, National Grid ESO

Senior speaker confirmed from the Low Carbon Contracts Company

Chair

Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle