Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

Next steps for energy storage in the UK: policy priorities, regulation, and delivering storage at scale

Morning, Thursday, 20th June 2019

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This conference will discuss next steps for energy storage in the UK.


It will be an opportunity to assess whether more should be done to support the innovation and development of large scale energy storage - with the Government recently launching its Storage at Scale Competition aimed at supporting innovative large-scale energy storage with a view to decarbonising industry, power, heat and transport.


Delegates will also discuss what more can be done to speed up the process of approval for new energy storage projects with the ongoing government consultation on electricity storage within the planning system - which looks at removing the ‘capacity cap’ to help fast-track energy storage projects in England.


Further sessions will examine the impact of Ofgem’s Targeted Charging Review - aimed at looking at changes to how the costs are recovered by networks when transporting electricity to homes, public organisations and businesses.


With a consultation on the Minded to decision and draft impact assessment recently closed, and concern expressed from industry over the impact of proposed changes, delegates will discuss the next steps for the sector.


Attendees will also discuss the wider investment landscape and draw on examples of best practice when assessing the commercial and practical barriers for further growth in the sector.


We also expect discussion on how best to integrate additional storage capacity into the grid and electric vehicles as part of the wider network.



Keynote Speaker

Dr Alex Berland

Senior Policy Advisor, Electricity Storage and Smart Energy, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Keynote Speaker

Dr Alex Berland

Senior Policy Advisor, Electricity Storage and Smart Energy, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Speakers

Ian Ellerington

Head of Technology Transfer, The Faraday Institution

Bridgit Hartland-Johnson

Lead Origination and Investment Manager, ├śrsted

Nicholas Beatty

Founder Director, Zenobe Energy

Sotiris Georgiopoulos

Head of Smart Grid Development, UK Power Networks

Louise Van Rensburg

Interim Deputy Director, Energy Systems Transition, Ofgem

Francesco Girardi

Chairman, Bluefield Partners

Ross Fairley

Head of Renewable Energy, Burges Salmon