Key Points
  • 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
  • Collaborating with international markets: fostering involvement for UK stakeholders in order to improve worldwide understanding and address electricity grid challenges
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Overview

Expert speakers include:

  • John Twomey, Market Development Manager for the System Operator, National Grid
  • Professor Goran Strbac, Chair in Electrical Energy Systems, Imperial College London
  • Matt Hastings, Innovation Lead for Energy, UK Research and Innovation
  • Dr Joanne Wade OBE, Deputy Director, The Association for Decentralised Energy
  • Simon Daniels, CEO, Moixa
  • Dr Marek Kubik, Founding Member and Market Director, Fluence
  • Robyn Lucas, Head of Data Science, Open Energi
  • Dieter Castelein, Director, Greener
  • Joachim Brandt, Head of Electric and Autonomous Vehicles, Gemserv
  • Nigel Turvey, Network Strategy and Innovation Manager, Western Power Distribution
  • Randolph Brazier, Head of Innovation & Development, Energy Networks Association
  • Jim Cardwell, Head of Policy Development, Northern Powergrid


Following from our successful Smarter Power Grid event in January, this November’s Forum will place a special focus on international markets. You will learn about the potential of future engagement for UK stakeholders to collaborate for the development and deployment of smarter electric grids.

BEIS and Ofgem will be delivering our keynotes on exploring future government plans and reviewing the regulatory environment for electricity storage in the UK.

Our specially selected case study will feature Joachim Brandt, the Smart Energy & Electric Vehicles Lead for Gemserv. Brandt will give you insight into how Gemserv’s Electric Vehicle Government Framework (EVGF) will play a key role in supporting the uptake of EVs nationally.



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 - 09:45
Chair’s Opening Remarks

 

Speakers

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

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09:45 - 10:25
Learning from International Markets

 
  • Exploring what is being done in other countries and how it can be implemented in the UK 
  • Engagement and involvement for UK stakeholders in order to improve worldwide understanding and address electricity grid challenges 
  • Examining how fast energy storage is scaling, what largest systems are and what they are being used for

Questions and Discussion: 
10:10 – 10:25

Speakers

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

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Dr Marek Kubik Market Director, Fluence

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10:25 - 11:00
Looking at the Future of Storage and Battery Use

 
  • Developing energy storage and flexible solutions in order to reduce future costs
  • Optimising and operating energy storage – both batteries and other assets such as hydrogen electrolysers, utilising their flexibility in various markets
  • Reviewing innovative large-scale technologies and 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

    Questions and Discussion: 10:45 – 11:00

Speakers

Dieter Castelein Co-Founder,Greener Power Solutions

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Robyn Lucas Head of Data Science, Open Energi

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Simon Daniel Founder/CEO, Moixa

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11:00 - 11:35
Coffee and Networking Break

 

11:35 - 11:50
Case Study: Electric Vehicle Governance Framework (EVGF)

 
  • Enabling the EV revolution for all market actors
  • Reviewing the Public Policy benefits of EV’s
  • Joined up Whole System Thinking

    Questions and Discussion: 11:50 – 12:00

Speakers

Joachim Brandt Head of Electric and Autonomous Vehicles, Gemserv

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12:00 - 12:30
Adapting to New Customer Demands

 

  • Demand side response and the future energy market for customers and businesses
  • Understanding what customers want and the ramifications for the end users, in the event that a service is not able to provide
  • Looking at potential impact on vulnerable customers and how to make services more convenient and accessible
  • Using metering data to improve customer journeys and experiences
  • Ensuring the grid system is capable of meeting future energy demands for reliable, affordable, and low carbon energy
  • How does a profit driven business guarantee any investment is worth the financial risk?

    Questions and Discussion: 12:30– 12:50

Speakers

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

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Matt Hastings Innovation Lead for Energy, Innovate UK

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Matthew Williams Founder & CTO , The Faraday Grid

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Dr Joanne Wade OBE Deputy Director, Association for Decentralised Energy

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12:50 - 13:10
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 expected to change over the next decade
  • Considering the charging requirements of transmission and distribution systems

    Questions and Discussion: 13:10 – 13:30

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Randolph Brazier Head of Innovation and Development, Energy Networks Association

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Nigel Turvey Network Strategy & Innovation Manger, Western Power Distribution

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Jim Cardwell Head of Policy Development, Northern Powergrid

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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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Joachim Brandt Head of Electric and Autonomous Vehicles, Gemserv

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Randolph Brazier Head of Innovation and Development, Energy Networks Association

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Jim Cardwell Head of Policy Development, Northern Powergrid

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Dieter Castelein Co-Founder,Greener Power Solutions

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Simon Daniel Founder/CEO, Moixa

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Matt Hastings Innovation Lead for Energy, Innovate UK

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Dr Marek Kubik Market Director, Fluence

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Robyn Lucas Head of Data Science, Open Energi

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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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Matthew Williams Founder & CTO , The Faraday Grid

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Venue details

Holiday Inn Bloomsbury Coram Street, London, WC1N 1HT

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