Key Points
  • Smart Systems and Flexibility Plan: Update from BEIS and National Grid
  • Developing a Thriving Electricity Storage Sector: Grid Scale Storage, Home Batteries and Domestic Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G)
  • Improving Flexible Time of Use: Smart Meters
  • Distribution, Supply and Network Management: Moving from DNOs to DSOs, Active Network Management, Local Networks and Distributed Generation
Guest of Honour

Will Broad Head of Smart Energy, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

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Overview

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

  • Keynote 1: Will Broad, Head of Smart Energy, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
  • Keynote 2: Kayte O'Neill , Head of Strategy and Regulation, National Grid
  • Emma Gibson, Director of Operations, Highview Power Storage
  • Nigel Turvey, Network Strategy & Innovation Manger, Western Power Distribution
  • Simon Daniel, Founder/CEO, Moixa
  • Aimee Betts-Charalambous, Smart Meter Technology Innovation Lead, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
  • Devrim Celal, CEO, Upside Energy
  • Tadgh Cullen,Senior Storage Engineer, Solarcentury
  • Rebecca Yates, Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Smart Energy GB
  • Suleman Alli, Director of Safety, Strategy and Support Services, UK Power Networks
  • Randolph Brazier, Head of Innovation and Development, Electricity Networks Association (ENA)
  • Kayla Ente, Founder and CEO, Brighton and Hove Energy Services Cooperative (BHESCO)


  • Technology is transforming the way that energy is generated, stored, distributed, and consumed. The Smart Systems & Flexibility Plan 2017 announced up to £70 million of funding to support innovation in smart technologies, up to 2021. The Plan enables the development of a smart, flexible energy system that will reduce costs for consumers and industry, and support the growth of innovative new businesses by removing barriers to smart technologies, including storage, enabling smart homes and businesses and making markets work for flexibility.

    Join BEIS and National Grid on Monday, January 25th to explore the implications, impact and opportunities arising from the publication of the plan, and how much progress has been made so far.
    If we get the changes right, we have the opportunity to create new businesses and jobs, empower consumers and help people save up to £40bn off their energy bills in the coming decades as new rules would allow for an uptake in energy storage, demand response, and interconnection.

    Take part in panel discussions with leading industry representatives to discuss the impact on the market and the barriers and realities on the ground of practically implementing energy storage technologies, smart meters and appliances. With a final panel discussion about the changing face of distribution, supply and network management, take the opportunity to explore the implications of Active Network Management, local networks and distributed generation.

Agenda
Start

08:30 - 09:00
Registration, Coffee and Networking

 


09:00 - 09:10
Chair and Westminster Insight Welcoming remarks

 

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Denise Massey Managing Director, Energy Innovation Centre

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09:10 - 09:40
Keynote Address 1: Smart Systems and Flexibility Plan Update

 
  • Progress made and next steps

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Will Broad Head of Smart Energy, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

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09:40 - 10:10
Keynote 2: Enabling a Smarter Power Grid

 

  • Key priorities for electricity transmission
  • Developing smart grids and the future role of the system operator
  • Technical challenges and opportunities for innovation at a grid level
------ Questions, and answer session with delegates ------

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Kayte O'Neill Head of Strategy and Regulation, National Grid

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10:10 - 10:30
Extended Questions & Answers Discussion

 

10:30 - 11:10
Developing a Thriving Electricity Storage Sector

 

  • Implications of the Clean Growth Plan and Industrial Strategy for electricity storage
  • Impact of the Faraday Challenge and Battery Institute
  • Developing the business case for storage
  • Flexibility and tariffs considering storage
  • Storage and its impact on the system
  • Analysing the current uptake of home battery storage 
  • Domestic vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology and the opportunity for EVs to provide electricity storage and demand flexibility 
  • Preventing storage providers from being double-charged to charge from and export onto the electricity system
  • Encouraging electricity network owners to use storage 
  • Balancing large grid scale storage technologies and domestic ‘behind the meter’ batteries in the electricity network
  • Ensuring energy firms have viable business cases for investing in storage solutions
- - - -  Questions, and answer session with delegates - - - -

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Simon Daniel CEO, Moxia

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Frank Gordon Energy Storage Lead, Renewable Energy Association (REA)

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Emma Gibson Director of Operations, Highview Power

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11:10 - 11:30
Refreshments and Networking break

 

11:30 - 12:10
Improving Flexible Time of Use

 
  • Strategic priorities in the roll-out of smart meter
  • Ramping up the scale of installations
  • Innovative tariff designs
  • Improving public awareness of Demand Side Response 
  • Direct peer to peer energy trading with neighbours
  • Making it easier for firms to develop smart appliances and gadgets
  • Using metering data to improve customer journeys
  • Moving from SMETS1 to SMETS2 meters
  • Developing faster switching programmes
  • Getting the harder to engage customer on board
  • Appliance standards to enable automation & ensure cyber security
- - - -  Questions, and answer session with delegates - - - -

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Devrim Celal CEO, Upside Energy

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Aimee Betts-Charalambous Smart Meter Technology Innovation Lead, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

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Rebecca Yates Policy & Public Affairs Manager, Smart Energy GB

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Tadgh Cullen Senior Storage Engineer, Solarcentury

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12:10 - 12:50
Distribution, Supply and Network Management

 

  • Moving from Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) to Distribution System Operators (DSOs)
  • Likely timeframe for transition and how the services provided are expected to change over the next decade
  • The role of Government and Ofgem in facilitating the transition to more actively managed local networks 
  • Lessons learnt from existing examples of decentralised smart grids both in the UK and internationally 
  • Engaging consumers in the system change to better control their energy use
  • Improved transmission-distribution processes around connections, planning and shared services
  • Assessing the gaps between the experience customers receive and what they would like
  • Considering the charging requirements of transmission and distribution systems
- - - -  Questions, and answer session with delegates - - - -

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

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Randolph Brazier Head of Innovation and Development, Energy Networks Association

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Kayla Ente CEO, Brighton and Hove Energy Services Co-operative (BHESCo)

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Nigel Turvey Network Strategy & Innovation Manger, Western Power Distribution

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12:55 - 13:00
Chair’s and Westminster Insight’s Thanks

 

End

Speakers

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

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Aimee Betts-Charalambous Smart Meter Technology Innovation Lead, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

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Randolph Brazier Head of Innovation and Development, Energy Networks Association

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Will Broad Head of Smart Energy, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

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Devrim Celal CEO, Upside Energy

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Tadgh Cullen Senior Storage Engineer, Solarcentury

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Simon Daniel CEO, Moxia

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Kayla Ente CEO, Brighton and Hove Energy Services Co-operative (BHESCo)

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Emma Gibson Director of Operations, Highview Power

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Frank Gordon Energy Storage Lead, Renewable Energy Association (REA)

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Denise Massey Managing Director, Energy Innovation Centre

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Kayte O'Neill Head of Strategy and Regulation, National Grid

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Nigel Turvey Network Strategy & Innovation Manger, Western Power Distribution

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Rebecca Yates Policy & Public Affairs Manager, Smart Energy GB

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Venue details

Central London - Westminster Central London - Westminster


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