Guest of Honour: Dan Monzani, Head of Energy Security, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Following the results of the newly reformed Capacity Market auction in late 2016, this seminar will provide a timely opportunity to assess initiatives and policy priorities for a secure energy supply.
Delegates will consider the future mix of electricity generation sources for the UK, including the roles of fossil fuels, nuclear and renewable energy in delivering reliable and affordable energy. It will also follow the formal launch of the Oil and Gas Authority as the independent oil and gas industry regulator with responsibility for maximising the economic recovery of resources from the North Sea, in addition to the recent decision made by the Communities Secretary to approve plans for horizontal shale extraction at a site in Lancashire and discussion will assess the impact this will have on future onshore oil and gas development.
Discussion will also focus on the next steps for regulation of a competitive market and opportunities to improve network flexibility in providing secure energy, such as the role of energy storage in balancing supply and reducing demand pressures, as well as new technologies available to the industry to improve management of the network.
We are delighted to be able to include in this seminar keynote addresses from: Dan Monzani, Head of Energy Security, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy; Dr Martin Grant, Chief Executive Officer - Energy, Atkins; Cathy McClay, Head of Commercial Operations, National Grid and Andrew Wright, Senior Partner, Energy Systems, Ofgem.
Further confirmed speakers include: George Baker, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, VCharge Energy; Tom Burke, Co-Founding Director and Chairman, E3G and Environmental Policy Adviser, Rio Tinto; Gary Haywood, Chief Executive Officer, INEOS Shale; Oliver McMillen, Head of Corporate Affairs (Wholesale), SSE; Frank Mitchell, Chief Executive Officer, SP Energy Networks; Barbara Vest, Director of Generation, Energy UK and Yoav Zingher, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, KiWi Power.