Key Points
  • Harnessing smart energy innovation and reviewing the regulatory environment for electricity storage and smart networks
  • Exploring infrastructure to support a reliable, flexible, and efficient smart grid model
  • Looking at the future of storage and battery usage within a digitalised industry
  • Meeting customer and consumer demands to create a sustainable and profitable energy market
  • Exploring 'Energy as a Service' and delivering enhanced security of supply in order to meet demands.
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Overview

Expert speakers include:

  • Stathis Mokkas, Energy Markets Lead, UK Power Networks
  • George Lunt, Technical Director, Transportation, AECOM
  • Rubina Singh, Global Channel Strategy, Centrica
  • Simon Daniel, Founder/CEO, Moixa
  • Alan Gooding, Executive Director, Smarter Grid Solutions
  • Stephen Stead, Director of Digital Services and Strategy, SSE
  • Professor Gareth Taylor, Head of Department - Electronic and Computer Engineering, Brunel University

    Technology is transforming the way that energy is generated, stored, distributed, and consumed. The development of a smart, flexible energy system is imperative to reduce costs for consumers, industry and support the growth of innovative new businesses.

    As the global push for net-zero is continuing, it is essential that the UK develops an innovative cleaner, flexible, and decentralised grid system.

    Westminster Insights half-day forum will explore the next steps for grid efficiency, improving resilience, and plans to decrease the chances of outages by integrating smart technology and modernising grid infrastructure.

    Review how timely investment and energy efficient strategies are vital to strengthening our smart electricity network, ensuring it is fit for purpose and delivering consumer satisfaction.

    Join key stakeholders from across government, environment, energy, and technology sectors to explore how you can be at the forefront of providing sustainable services to customers, adapt to changing demands and push the agenda for economic growth.

Agenda
Start

08:30 - 09:10
Registration, Refreshments and Networking

 

09:10 - 09:15
Chair's Opening Remarks

 

09:15 - 09:50
Joint Keynote Address: Smart Power Grid Innovation and the Regulatory Environment for Electricity Storage

 
  • Reviewing government plans for power grids and energy storage, including future CCUS models
  • Ensuring there is a coordinated response from the gas, electricity, and transport industries     
  • Distributed ReStart project: assets such as wind, solar and battery plants working alongside generators to restore power

    09:35 - 09:50 Questions and Discussion

09:50 - 10:25
Exploring Infrastructure to Support the Distribution and Supply of a Future Smart Grid Model

 
  • Moving from Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) to Distribution System Operators (DSOs) and reviewing the likely timescale for transitions
  • Identifying when and where networks will need to deliver flexible services and where they will be expected to change over the next decade

    10:10 - 10:25 Questions and Discussion

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Stathis Mokkas Energy Markets Lead, UK Power Networks

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10:25 - 11:00
Adapting to Meet Cyber-Security Threats and Reduce Vulnerability of The Grid

 
  • Protecting consumer information and outage prevention
  • Creating a safe and secure environment for new grids by countering cybercrime and using metering data to improve customer experiences

    10:45 - 11:00 Questions and Discussion

11:00 - 11:30
Refreshments and Networking Break

 

11:30 - 12:00
Case Study: Exploring ‘Energy as a Service’ and Delivering Enhanced Security of Supply and Net Zero

 
  • Energy as a Service: What is it and how does it work?
  • Reviewing examples of who and which organisations can benefit from EaaS and how
  • Meeting energy demands through AI, high technology, and the electrification of services

    11:50 - 12:00 Questions and Discussion

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Alan Gooding Executive Director, Smarter Grid Solutions

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Stephen Stead Strategy and Digital Services Director, SSE Distributed Energy

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12:00 - 12:40
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 and distributed energy
  • Optimising energy storage capacity by applying machine learning to maximise the value of the assets and extend their lifespan

    12:25 - 12:40 Questions and Discussion

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Simon Daniel Founder/CEO, Moixa

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Rubina Singh Global Channel Strategy, Centrica

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12:40 - 13:15
Meeting Customer and Consumer Demands

 
  • Transforming the way utilities communicate with their customers and enhancing efficiency and reliability 
  • Providing cost savings, environmental benefits and fostering customer engagement
  • Ensuring customer satisfaction during periods of disruption by connecting consumers to the real-time information they need

    13:00 - 13:15 Questions and Discussion

13:15 - 13:25
Chair's Closing Remarks

 

End

Speakers

Simon Daniel Founder/CEO, Moixa

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Alan Gooding Executive Director, Smarter Grid Solutions

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Stathis Mokkas Energy Markets Lead, UK Power Networks

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Rubina Singh Global Channel Strategy, Centrica

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Stephen Stead Strategy and Digital Services Director, SSE Distributed Energy

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Venue details

Zone 1 Central London


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