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Next steps for retail energy markets in the UK - sector modernisation, decarbonisation, regulation, and delivering value and new services for customers

August 2021


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Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum policy conference


Next steps for retail energy markets in the UK - sector modernisation, decarbonisation, regulation, and delivering value and new services for customers


Morning, Thursday, 15th July 2021


Full replays of Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum conferences are made available within one week of the live broadcast, providing a timely and permanent record of proceedings for delegates on the day, for our policymaker contacts in parliament, government and regulation, and wider stakeholders in business, advocacy groups and beyond.


Accompanying material includes a ready-reference transcript, copies of the speakers’ presentation material, the delegate information pack, and relevant articles supplied by attendees after the conference.


Agenda


8.30 Registration  


9.00 Chair’s opening remarks


Lord Oates, Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson for Energy and Climate Change   


9.05 Policy developments in retail energy, and key issues for competition, consumer services and delivering the Energy White Paper


Policy and industry priorities for implementing energy efficiency measures in the UK, and the future of government and supplier-led schemes


Stew Horne, Head of Policy, Energy Saving Trust   


Supplier responsibilities and delivering modern and reliable services - flexible tariffs, smart household options, and meeting changing needs of consumers


Rebecca Beresford, Head of Customers Policy and Regulation, EDF Energy  


‘Supporting customers in vulnerable circumstances: early insights from the first year of Energy UK’s Vulnerability Commitment compliance hearings’


Daniella Weduwer, Policy Manager, Energy UK  


9.35 Questions and comments from the floor  


9.50 Break   


9.55 Priorities for increasing consumer affordability and boosting the use of sustainable supply across energy markets     


Priorities for consumer services - widening competition, affordable bills, and support for switching


Alex Belsham-Harris, Principal Policy Manager, Energy Retail Markets Policy, Citizens Advice   


Next steps for renewable power integration into retail energy markets, and accelerating supply-side decarbonisation


Juliet Davenport, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Good Energy 


10.15 Questions and comments from the floor


10.30 Chair’s closing remarks


Lord Oates, Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson for Energy and Climate Change


10.35 Break  


10.45 Chair’s opening remarks


Lord Redesdale, Vice Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group for Intelligent Energy 


10.50 Ensuring electricity networks are fit for a changing market and net-zero ambitions - decarbonisation, whole-system change, and flexibility


Ian Cameron, Head of Customer Service and Innovation, UK Power Networks    


11.00 ‘How will customers experience the energy transition?’


Mark Coyle, Chief Marketing Officer, ESG      


11.10 Priorities and practicalities for reforming energy code systems and governance


Jon Harley, Executive Director, Gemserv     


11.20 Questions and comments from the floor        


11.40 Optimising the energy system for innovative and disruptive technology - smart energy platforms, connecting clean and distributed assets, and readying the grid for household non-generation technologies


Joanna Hubbard, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Electron


Sarah Keay-Bright, Practice Manager, Policy & Regulation, Energy Systems Catapult


Tamar Bourne, Smart Energy Lead, Regen


Iagan MacNeil, Head of Policy, Smart Energy GB


Cyrille Brisson, Vice President, EMEA Region, Eaton       


12.05 Questions and comments from the floor        


12.25 Break         


12.30 Modernising regulation for UK energy markets that support emissions targets and consumer priorities


Neil Barnes, Deputy Director, Consumers & Markets, Ofgem


Questions and comments from the floor          


12.55 Chair’s and Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum closing remarks


Lord Redesdale, Vice Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group for Intelligent Energy


Jack Longman, Senior Researcher, Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum


 


Delegates


Places have been reserved by parliamentarians from both Houses of Parliament, and officials from BEIS; the Competition and Markets Authority; the Crown Commercial Service; the Department for International Trade; the Department for Transport; the Department for the Economy, NI; the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications, ROI; the Health and Safety Executive; Ofwat; The Scottish Government and the Welsh Government.


Also due to attend are representatives from Bain & Company; Baringa Partners; Behavioural Insights Team; Calisen; Carbon Trust; Cranfield University; Economic Insight; Eight Roads; ElectraLink; Elexon; Energy Systems Catapult; EPEX SPOT; Essex County Council; EY; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer; Gemserv; Hoare Lea; Low Carbon Contracts Company; RSK Group; The Utility Regulator and University of Sussex.


Press passes have been reserved by representatives from Bloomberg; Faversham House and Platts.



This pack includes

  • Dropbox video recording of the conference
  • PDF transcript of the discussion, including all speaker remarks and Q&A
  • PDFs of speakers' slide material (subject to permission)
  • PDFs of the delegate pack, including speaker biographies and attendee list
  • PDFs of delegate articles