22 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

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  • 22 Sep 2022
8:30 am

Conference Registration and Coffee


9:00 am


Peter Taylor Conference Chair and University of Leeds
9:10 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?

Rebecca Berresford Net Zero Strategy and Policy Director, EDF
Supporting energy consumers through this winter and beyond
Gillian Cooper Head of Energy Policy, Citizens Advice
Implications of the Global Energy Crisis
Tim Gould Chief Energy Economist, IEA
The impacts of the energy crisis for the low carbon transition
Mike Thompson Chief Economist and Director of Analysis, Climate Change Committee

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.

Ian Luciani Head of Power Pricing, bp
Net Zero Market Design – Views from the Electricity System Operator
David Wildash Acting Head of Market Services, National Grid ESO
The consultation on the Review of Electricity Market Arrangements
Rachel Cary Joint Head of the Review of Electricity Market Arrangements (REMA) Team, BEIS
Maureen Paul Deputy Director of Current Retail Market Policy, Ofgem
Market evolution and the whole energy system
Frances Warburton Partner, EY

Questions and discussion

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?

Alec Waterhouse Energy Security Analysis, BEIS
Debate leader
Richard Koszykowski Energy Advisor, Major Energy Users' 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
Charles Hendry President / Former Energy Minister
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.

Michael Donnelly Senior Hydrogen Consultant, Gemserv
Ulf Ch. Nahrath GM UK Energy Transition & Infrastructure, Shell
Transforming industrial clusters with CCUS and Hydrogen
Ruth Herbert Chief Executive, Carbon Capture & Storage Association (CCSA)
City and ‘place based’ approaches to energy
Merlin Hyman Chief Executive, Regen
A new consumer – a new market!
Laura Sandys CBE Challenging Ideas

Questions and discussion

5:30 pm

Networking Reception


Please note that the programme could be subject to change.


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