Registration closes September 16th 2022
22nd September 2022
One Birdcage Walk, Birdcage Walk, London SW1H 9JJ, UK

Energy beyond the crises: how can markets deliver a secure and affordable transition? - Programme

Registration closes September 16th 2022

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  • Sep 22nd 2022
8:30 am

Conference Registration and Coffee


9:00 am


Opening Keynote Address:


Minister or senior government official - tbc
9:40 am

Where are we now?

As we head towards a winter of energy shocks we set the baseline. What is the effect on UK customers of the year’s energy crises? What is the global outlook? And what is on the government agenda for managing the short term shocks and the long term crisis of climate change?


Gillian Cooper Head of Energy Policy, Citizens Advice
Tim Gould Chief Energy Economist, IEA

Questions and Discussion

10:30 am


11:00 am

Markets evolution and the whole energy system

Ten years after the UK reformed its electricity market, is it still fit for purpose? We look at lessons learned as the electricity network is transforming to a low-carbon future that must also deliver security and affordability. And we consider how those lessons should be employed as we develop a whole systems approach that integrates electricity more closely with heat and transport.

National Grid ESO - tbc
Rachel Cary Joint Head of the Review of Electricity Market Arrangements (REMA) team, BEIS
Frances Warburton Associate Partner, EY


12:30 pm


1:30 pm

Debate – Managing Risks and Shocks

In a major debate session we look at the key risks and shocks that we are facing now, in the winter ahead and as we transition away from fossil fuels. We hear from businesses about the energy shocks facing them, and ask what are markets’ roles in managing these?

Richard Koszykowski Major Energy User’s Council (MEUC)
Michael Bradshaw Professor of Global Energy, Strategy and International Business Group, Warwick Business School
Mark Copley CEO, European Federation of Energy Traders (EFET)
Sue Ferns Senior Deputy General Secretary, Prospect union
3:15 pm


3:45 pm

Market places: Where are the new opportunities?

New markets are emerging with different scales, geographies and members. We look at the new market structures emerging from industrial clusters for energy, carbon, gas and heat, and the local differences. We consider how the opportunities of the hydrogen vector are translating into new local – and potentially global – markets, and leading to other nascent vectors such as ammonia. We consider how cities can drive local markets and we ask what a real consumer-led energy market would look like.

Hydrogen markets organisation - TBC
Ruth Herbert Chief Executive, Carbon Capture & Storage Association (CCSA)
Simon Roberts OBE Chief Executive, Centre for Sustainable Energy
Challenging Ideas - tbc
5:30 pm

Networking Reception


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