Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

Local energy in the UK - finance, regulation and developing smart and flexible networks

Morning, Thursday, 5th September 2019

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This seminar will discuss the next steps for local energy in the UK - including the future finance of local energy schemes, regulatory priorities and developing smart local systems.


The conference will examine priorities for future development of local energy systems in the UK.


It follows the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund programme prospering from the energy revolution and subsequent £30m funding to develop design proposals for smart local energy projects - aimed at designing systems which provide cleaner, cheaper energy services.


Policymakers and stakeholders will assess the future of market-based incentive schemes - such as the proposed Smart Export Guarantee Scheme - in supporting the development of local, low carbon economies.


They will discuss the impact of the closure of the Feed-in Tariffs scheme - which had led to huge expansion in small-scale generation - to all new small-scale low-carbon generation applicants.


Delegates will also assess the viability of routes to market for community energy groups - such as the development of power purchasing agreements between local providers and energy retailers, and the role of council run energy projects.


Further sessions examine the future for the regulatory framework and and whether more should be done to support the growth of smart local energy markets.



Keynote Speakers

Patrick Allcorn

Head of Local Energy, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Rob Saunders

Deputy Challenge Director, Prospering from the Energy Revolution, Innovate UK

Emma Bridge

Chief Executive Officer, Community Energy England

Mark Futyan

Distributed Power Systems Director, Centrica

Keynote Speakers

Patrick Allcorn

Head of Local Energy, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Rob Saunders

Deputy Challenge Director, Prospering from the Energy Revolution, Innovate UK

Emma Bridge

Chief Executive Officer, Community Energy England

Mark Futyan

Distributed Power Systems Director, Centrica

Christianna Logan

Networks Insights Manager, SSE

Chair

Luke Graham MP

Member, House of Commons Finance Select Committee

Speakers

Ross Fairley

Partner and Head, Energy, Power and Utilities Team, Burges Salmon

Leanne Wilson

Programme Manager, North East Yorkshire and Humber Local Energy Hub and Technology and Innovation Officer, Tees Valley Combined Authority

Toby Ferenczi

Director of Strategy, OVO Energy