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Smart electricity markets and power grids - policy priorities and next steps

TO BE PUBLISHED September 2021

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

***Full-scale policy conference taking place online***
This conference will examine next steps and policy priorities for smart electricity markets and power grids in the UK.

The agenda is structured to bring out latest thinking on:

  • infrastructure priorities for enabling the smart energy transition
  • next steps for the use of smart data, and priorities for the Energy Data Strategy due later this year
  • regulatory priorities to encourage innovation and enable adoption
  • developing smart energy markets for consumers and suppliers

The conference will also be an opportunity to discuss a range of policy developments affecting key stakeholders, including:

  • the Energy White Paper:
    • outlining the Government’s long-term strategy for developing the energy system
    • with consultations due for publication this year that are relevant to smart energy
  • a new Smart Systems Plan being published in 2021:
    • expected to address emerging challenges and priorities for meeting new net-zero commitments
    • building on the foundations of the Smart Systems and Flexibility Plan
  • the UK’s first Energy Data Strategy - which aims to develop a clear vision for how the data provided by different energy technologies in the UK can be harnessed and used to improve efficiencies and smart-led solutions

We are pleased to be able to include a keynote session on the long-term policy needs for smart energy development from Emily Revess, Head of Strategic Delivery, Smart Energy, BEIS; as well as a session on the establishment of a successful regulatory framework with Jason Mann, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting. There will be further contributions from Laura Sandys, Former Chair, Government’s Energy Data Taskforce and Chair, Challenging Ideas; and Dr Chris Pateman-Jones, Chief Executive Officer, Connected Kerb; as well as from ElectraLink; E.ON; and Smart DCC.


Our forums are known for attracting strong interest from policymakers and stakeholders. Places have been reserved by parliamentary pass-holders from the House of Commons Library, and officials from BEIS; Defra; the Department for International Trade; the Department for the Economy, NI; the Department for Transport; the Department of Enterprise, Trade & Employment, ROI; the Government Legal Department; the Health and Safety Executive; the Office for Product Safety and Standards; The Scottish Government; and the Welsh Government. Also due to attend are representatives from Cambridgeshire County Council; CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang; Cranfield University; Smart Energy GB; SSE; Stephens Scown; The Safety Assessment Federation; and Zenobe.

Press passes have been reserved by representatives from Clarion and Montel News.
Overall, we expect speakers and attendees to be a senior and informed group including Members of both Houses of Parliament, senior government and regulatory officials involved in this area of policy, as well as from other stakeholders in the UK energy sector including energy providers and their consultants, construction and engineering groups, community cooperatives, clean tech companies, funding and investment bodies, telecommunications groups, specialist law firms, social enterprises, consumer groups, local government, urban and city planners, as well as researchers in academia and higher education, together with reporters from the national and specialist media.

This is a full-scale conference taking place online***

  • full, four-hour programme including comfort breaks - you’ll also get a full recording and transcript to refer back to
  • information-rich discussion involving key policymakers and stakeholders
  • conference materials provided in advance, including speaker biographies
  • speakers presenting via webcam, accompanied by slides if they wish, using the Cisco WebEx professional online conference platform (easy for delegates - we’ll provide full details)
  • opportunities for live delegate questions and comments with all speakers
  • a recording of the addresses, all slides cleared by speakers, and further materials, is made available to all delegates afterwards as a permanent record of the proceedings
  • delegates are able to add their own written comments and articles following the conference, to be distributed to all attendees and more widely
  • networking too - there will be opportunities for delegates to e-meet and interact - we’ll tell you how!

Full information and guidance on how to take part will be sent to delegates before the conference

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