TO BE PUBLISHED January 2020
This conference will assess key current issues and next steps for the development of the UK renewable energy sector.
Areas for discussion include:
- The positioning of renewables in the energy market;
- Expanding clean generation at scale, and tackling issues for deployment;
- Supporting the growth of businesses in the renewable energy sector at a local and regional level; and
- Developing low-carbon infrastructure and the regulatory system for renewables.
There will be keynote contributions from:
- Matthew Taylor, Head, CFD Design & Low-Carbon Technologies, BEIS;
- John Robertson, Head, Energy and Infrastructure, Crown Estate Scotland;
- David Hall, Head of Code Governance, Consumers and Markets, Ofgem;
- Julian Leslie, Head of National Control, National Grid ESO; and
- A senior speaker confirmed from the National Infrastructure Commission.
Further speakers include: David Bird, Investment Manager, Octopus Investments; Natasha Hobday, Policy and Regulation Director, Shell Energy; Jeremy Sainsbury, Director, Natural Power; Rebecca Williams, Head of Policy and Regulation, RenewableUK - as well as Simon Brett, Port of Tyne; Andrew Clark, North East Local Enterprise Partnership and Dr Jeremy Leggett, Solarcentury and SolarAid.
- 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.
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;
- 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.
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