Key Points
  • How to work with international markets: See what others are doing and how the UK can coincide
  • 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 Burgees, 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
  • 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


  • 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 - 09:00
Coffee and Registration

 

09:00 - 09:15
Chair’s Opening Remarks

 

09:15 - 09:25
Keynote – Smart Energy Innovation

 
  • What should our aims be for the future?
  • Maximising the use of intermittent and distributed renewable generation 
  • Securing lower carbon to hit 2050 targets

09:25 - 09:40
Roundtable – Modernising the Regulatory Environment for Electricity Storage

 
  • 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

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 Kubic Founding Member and Market Director, Fluence

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10:30 - 11:00
Coffee and Networking Break

 

11:00 - 11:35
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

    11:35 – 11:45 Questions and Discussion

Speakers

Simon Daniel Founder/CEO, Moixa

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Alex Early UK Country Manager, Alfen

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11:45 - 12:00
Case Study: Looking at Utility Scale Battery Storage

 

12:00 – 12:10 Questions and Discussion

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?

    12:40 – 12:50 Questions and Discussion

Speakers

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

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12:50 - 13:20
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

    13:20 – 13:30 Questions and Discussion

Speakers

Nigel Turvey Network Strategy & Innovation Manger, Western Power Distribution

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Randolph Brazier Head of Innovation and Development, Energy Networks Association

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

 

End

Speakers

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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Simon Daniel Founder/CEO, Moixa

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Alex Early UK Country Manager, Alfen

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Dr Marek Kubic Founding Member and Market Director, Fluence

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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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Venue details

Zone 1 Central London


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