Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

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Next steps for energy storage in the UK - Government strategy | LDES & LODES programmes | International supply chain | Innovation, finance and commercialisation | Skills pipeline | Sector and policymaker collaboration

June 2024

Price: £150 PLUS VAT

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

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

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

They also examined 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 looked at what is needed for sustainable investment and financing in the storage ecosystem, alongside issues surrounding infrastructure and governance, looking at coordination for system operators with the expansion of LDES and priorities for continued cooperation between industry, regulators and government.

Further sessions assessed 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 have been able to include keynote sessions with: Anca Mihalache, Head of Smart Energy Policy, Department for Energy Security and Net Zero; Alex Campbell, Director of Policy and Partnerships, Long Duration Energy Storage Council; Edward Keith, Head of Consulting, Rho Motion; Professor Goran Strbac, Chair in Electrical Energy Systems, Imperial College London; and Sarah Griffiths, Vice President, Government and Regulatory Affairs, Hydrostor.

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

This on-demand pack includes

  • A full video recording of the conference as it took place, with all presentations, Q&A sessions, and remarks from chairs
  • An automated transcript of the conference
  • Copies of the slides used to accompany speaker presentations (subject to permission
  • Access to on-the-day materials, including speaker biographies, attendee lists and the agenda