Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

Electricity Market Reform - the Capacity Market, Contracts for Difference and priorities for the Energy White Paper

December 2019

This conference will examine the next steps for reforming the electricity market - including potential changes to the Capacity Market (CM) and Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction processes.

Keynote speakers

We are delighted to include keynote addresses from:

  • Professor Keith Bell, Co-Director, UK Energy Research Centre and Member, Committee on Climate Change;
  • Neil McDermott, Chief Executive, Low Carbon Contracts Company;
  • Richard Smith, Head of Commercial, National Grid ESO; and
  • Mike Thompson, Head of Carbon Budgets, Committee on Climate Change.

The agenda

  • Priorities for Electricity Market Reform and the Energy White Paper;
  • CfD Allocation Round 3 - examining the results;
  • Regulation - the future framework for the CM;
  • The CM - next steps for its development following the government review:
    • Overcoming barriers to decarbonisation whilst maintaining security of supply;
    • Impact of EMR on generators, securing energy supply and limiting costs for consumers;
    • The potential for EMR to further support a level playing field for renewable energy technology and generation; and
  • Meeting net zero targets - and what it means for the EMR;
  • The next phase of EMR - key issues for delivery.
  • Increasing clean generation in the UK energy market - addressing the challenges.

This Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum conference has attracted particularly strong interest from policymakers across the UK. It will be an opportunity for stakeholders to engage with officials who have reserved places representing: BEIS; CCC; Defra; Department for the Economy (NI); DfT; DIT; Health and Safety Executive; MHCLG; OLEV; ONS; Planning Inspectorate; Prime Minister's Office and Cabinet Office; the Scottish Government and the Welsh Government.

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates