Time                   Description
12.00 - 12.30

Registration and lunch

12.30 - 12.35


  • Hugh McNeal, Chief Executive, RenewableUK
12.35 - 12.45

Opening Presentation

  • National Grid
12.45 - 14.05

A1: Can Storage Deliver a 100% Renewables Market

Leading energy and economic consultancy, Aurora, will present new modelling showing the potential market(s) for renewables and storage, including for a sub-100gCO2e/Kwh system. There will then be a discussion about the storage market and the energy transition with an expert panel.

  • Hugo Batten, Head of GB Renewables, Aurora
  • Dr Sara Walker, Senior Lecturer, National Centre for Energy Systems Integration, Newcastle University
  • Dr Simon Harrison, Chair, Future Power System Architecture Project Delivery Board, Energy Systems Catapult
14.05 - 14.20

Tea/coffee break

14.20 - 15.40

A2: New Technologies, New Business Models

This session will highlight the impact of behind-the-meter storage and decentralised energy on the electricity system. We will discuss the new business models and flexibility markets already emerging as a consequence of new technologies. The session will consist of a keynote and an expert panel.

  • Randolph Brazier, Head of Innovation & Development, Energy Networks Association
  • Oenone Scott, Communications Manager, Electron
  • Carl Bayliss, Head of Electric Vehicle & Energy Services Business Development, Nissan Motor Co. (GB)
15.40 - 16.00

Tea/coffee break

16.00 - 17.20

A3: Managing the System: Intra-Day and Seasonal Storage

The debate on storage has tended to focus on battery technology. In this session, we will broaden out the debate  to examine other forms of storage and their value to the management and markets of a wider energy system dominated by renewable generation.

  • Charlie Blair, Managing Director, Gravitricity Ltd
 17.20 - 17.30

Closing Remarks

  • Chris Hewett, Chief Executive, Solar Trade Association
17.30 - 19.00 Networking Drinks Reception