Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

Renewable energy in the UK - market positioning, supporting growth, and priorities for policy and regulation

Morning, Tuesday, 14th January 2020

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



The conference will assess key current issues and next steps for the development of the UK renewable energy sector.


The conference will be an opportunity to discuss key issues in the context of:


  • The recent Five-Year Review of the Capacity Market and its technical amendments report - confirming that barriers are to be reduced for renewable technologies in future auctions;
  • The Spending Round with commitments for publishing a net-zero emissions roadmap in the forthcoming National Infrastructure Strategy expected for later this autumn;
  • Launch of the Net Zero Review being led by the Treasury, assessing choices and opportunities for funding the transition;
  • Prospects for an Energy White Paper and UK policy for energy development, security, and decarbonisation; and
  • Following the BEIS announcement that 12 new renewable energy projects - including Offshore wind, Advanced Conversion Technologies, and Remote Island Wind - have been allocated Contracts for Difference.

Keynotes


  • Matthew Taylor, Head, CFD Design & Low-Carbon Technologies, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy;
  • Natasha Hobday, Policy and Regulation Director, Shell Energy;
  • David Bird, Investment Manager, Octopus Investments;
  • John Robertson, Head, Energy and Infrastructure, Crown Estate Scotland;
  • Jeremy Sainsbury, Director, Natural Power; and
  • A senior speaker confirmed from the National Infrastructure Commission.

The agenda


  • The policy roadmap for renewable energy support and development;
  • Sector growth - innovation, skills development, market access and developing regional renewables businesses;
  • Renewables in the energy market - business cases, funding, the Capacity Market, support for established technologies, and retail market opportunities;
  • Infrastructure development - renewables integration, smart grids, and flexible networks
  • Regulation - code reform, planning, and reducing market barriers; and
  • Large-scale renewables deployment, contribution to the 2050 emissions target, and next steps for offshore wind power.


Keynote Speaker

Matthew Taylor

Head, Carbon Capture & Renewables Sectors, Clean Electricity, BEIS

Keynote Speakers

Natasha Hobday

Policy and Regulation Director, Shell Energy

John Robertson

Head, Energy and Infrastructure, Crown Estate Scotland

David Bird

Investment Manager, Octopus Investments

Jeremy Sainsbury

Director, Natural Power

Matthew Taylor

Head, Carbon Capture & Renewables Sectors, Clean Electricity, BEIS

David Hall

Head of Code Governance, Consumers and Markets, Ofgem

Speakers

Simon Brett

Commercial Director, Port Services, Port of Tyne

Andrew Clark

Energy Programme Lead, North East Local Enterprise Partnership

Dr Jeremy Leggett

Founder and Director, Solarcentury and Founder and Chair, SolarAid

Julian Leslie

Head of National Control, National Grid ESO

Senior speaker confirmed from the National Infrastructure Commission

David Hall

Head of Code Governance, Consumers and Markets, Ofgem