Key Points
  • How to work with international markets: See what others are doing and how the UK can collaborate
  • Developing the Electricity Storage Sector: Grid scale storage, home batteries and electric vehicles
  • Future Infrastructure: Reviewing Distribution and Supply Moving from DNOs to DSOs and discussing how services are expected to change over the next decade


Overview

EXPERT SPEAKERS INCLUDE

  • Andrew Burgess, Deputy Director, Charging & Access, Systems & Networks, Ofgem
  • Christian Drew, International Smart Energy Innovation Lead, BEIS
  • Rob Saunders, Director for Industrial Strategy Challenge programme- Prospering from the Energy Revolution, UK Research and Innovation
  • Dr Joanne Wade OBE, Deputy Director, The Association for Decentralised Energy
  • Suleman Alli, Director of Strategy and Regulation, UK Power Networks
  • John Twomey, Market Development Manager for the System Operator, National Grid
  • Simon Daniels, CEO, Moixa
  • Dr Marek Kubik, Founding Member and Market Director, Fluence
  • Professor Goran Strbac, Chair in Electrical Energy Systems, Imperial College London
  • Alex Early, UK Country Manager, Alfen
  • Joachim Brandt, Smart Energy and Electric Vehicles Lead, Gem Serv
  • Nigel Turvey, Network Strategy and Innovation Manager, Western Power Distribution
  • Randolph Brazier, Head of Innovation & Development, Energy Networks Association
  • Steve Atkins, DSO Transition Manager, SSEN
  • Ivan Hewlett, Senior Solutions Manager, Siemens
  • Jim Cardwell, Head of Policy Development, Northern Powergrid


  • Technology is transforming the way that energy is generated, stored, distributed, and consumed.The Smart Systems & Flexibility Plan 2017 enables the development of a smart, flexible energy system that aims to reduce costs for consumers, industry and supports the growth of innovative new businesses.

    Westminster Insight’s half-day Forum will bring together key stakeholders from Government, energy and transport to discuss the impact of the plan so far and realise the potential of smart energy.

    This conference will review the regulatory environment for electricity storage and discover how to maximise the use of intermittent and distributed renewable generation, securing lower carbon to hit 2050 targets.

    Learn from international markets, including the potential future engagement and involvement for UK stakeholders.

    Review strategic areas such as: developing flexible solutions in order to reduce future costs; reviewing hybrid technologies that can provide long-term energy storage and demand flexibility; and examining demand side response.

    Explore the transfer from Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) to Distribution System Operators (DSOs), whilst also considering the likely timescale for transitions.

    Join your Peers from Government, environment, energy, and technology sectors to explore the changing landscape of power grids: Looking at how you can be at the forefront of providing sustainable services to customers, adapting to their demands, and considering the future energy market for both consumers and businesses.

Agenda
Start

08:15 - 09:10
Coffee and Registration

 

09:10 - 09:20
Chair’s Opening Remarks

 

Speakers

Professor Goran Strbac Chair in Electrical Energy Systems, Imperial College London

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09:20 - 09:40
Roundtable – Smart Energy Innovation and Modernising the Regulatory Environment for Electricity Storage

 
  • Maximising the use of intermittent and distributed renewable generation
  • Securing lower carbon to hit 2050 targets
  • Reviewing legislation, including around new builds
  • Integrating low carbon generation in order to reduce costs of the operating system
  • Future Design of the Retail Market
09:40 - 09:50 Questions and Discussion

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Andrew Burgess Deputy Director, Charging & Access, Systems & Networks, Ofgem

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09:50 - 10:15
Learning from International Markets

 
  • Review on the International Smart Grid Action Network
  • What are they doing in other countries and how can we implement that here in the UK?
  • Engagement and involvement for UK stakeholders

  • 10:15 - 10:30 Questions and Discussion

    Speakers

    John Twomey Market Development Manager for the System Operator, National Grid

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    Dr Marek Kubik Founding Member and Market Director, Fluence

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    Christian Drew International Smart Energy Innovation Lead, BEIS

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    10:30 - 11:00
    Coffee and Networking Break

     

    11:00 - 11:30
    Looking at the Future of Storage and Battery Use

     
    • Developing energy storage and flexible solutions in order to reduce future costs
    • Innovative large-scale technologies: Liquid air energy storage, heat pumps and large flow battery systems
    • Reviewing hybrid technologies that can provide long-term energy storage and demand flexibility, such as EVs
    • Converting electricity into fuel, supporting the decarbonisation of heating and transport

      11:30 – 11:45 Questions and Discussion

    Speakers

    Alex Early UK Country Manager, Alfen

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    Simon Daniel Founder/CEO, Moixa

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    Ivan Hewlett Senior Solutions Manager, Siemens

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    11:45 - 12:00
    Case Study: Electric Vehicle Governance Framework (EVGF)

     
    • Enabling the EV revolution for all market actors.
    • Reviewing the Public Policy benefits of EV’s
    12:00 – 12:10 Questions and Discussion

    Speakers

    Joachim Brandt Smart Energy and Electric Vehicles Lead, Gemserv

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    12:10 - 12:40
    Adapting to New Customer Demands

     
    • Demand side Response and the future energy market for customers and businesses 
    • What do the customers want and what are the ramifications for the end users, in the event that a service is not able to provide?
    • Looking at potential impact on vulnerable customers 
    • Using metering data to improve customer journeys and experiences          
    • Making services more convenient and easier for customers, despite the landscape getting more complicated
    • How does a profit driven business guarantee any investment is worth the financial risk?

      12:35 – 12:45 Questions and Discussion

    Speakers

    Rob Saunders Director for Industrial Strategy Challenge programme- Prospering from the Energy Revolution, UK Research and Innovation

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    Suleman Alli Director of Safety, Strategy and Support Services, UK Power Networks

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    Dr Joanne Wade OBE Deputy Director, Association for Decentralised Energy

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    12:45 - 13:15
    Future Infrastructure: Reviewing Distribution and Supply

     
    • Connecting RESS to utility power grids and enabling flexible grids for demanding challenges
    • Making infrastructure fit and safe for the future
    • Moving from Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) to Distribution System Operators (DSOs)
    • Reviewing the likely timescale for transitions and how services are expended to change over the next decade
    • Considering the charging requirements of transmission and distribution systems

      13:15 – 13:30 Questions and Discussion

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    Randolph Brazier Head of Innovation and Development, Energy Networks Association

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    Steve Atkins DSO Transition Manager, SSEN

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    Jim Cardwell Head of Policy Development, Northern Powergrid

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    Nigel Turvey Network Strategy & Innovation Manger, Western Power Distribution

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    13:30 - 13:35
    Chair's Closing Remarks

     

    Speakers

    Professor Goran Strbac Chair in Electrical Energy Systems, Imperial College London

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    End

    Speakers

    Suleman Alli Director of Safety, Strategy and Support Services, UK Power Networks

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    Steve Atkins DSO Transition Manager, SSEN

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    Joachim Brandt Smart Energy and Electric Vehicles Lead, Gemserv

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    Randolph Brazier Head of Innovation and Development, Energy Networks Association

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    Andrew Burgess Deputy Director, Charging & Access, Systems & Networks, Ofgem

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    Jim Cardwell Head of Policy Development, Northern Powergrid

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    Simon Daniel Founder/CEO, Moixa

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    Christian Drew International Smart Energy Innovation Lead, BEIS

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    Alex Early UK Country Manager, Alfen

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    Ivan Hewlett Senior Solutions Manager, Siemens

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    Dr Marek Kubik Founding Member and Market Director, Fluence

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    Rob Saunders Director for Industrial Strategy Challenge programme- Prospering from the Energy Revolution, UK Research and Innovation

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    Professor Goran Strbac Chair in Electrical Energy Systems, Imperial College London

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    Nigel Turvey Network Strategy & Innovation Manger, Western Power Distribution

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    John Twomey Market Development Manager for the System Operator, National Grid

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    Dr Joanne Wade OBE Deputy Director, Association for Decentralised Energy

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    Venue details

    Zone 1 Central London


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