Programme

Time                   Description
12.00 - 12.30

Registration and lunch

12.30 - 12.35

Welcome

  • Chris Hewett, Chief Executive, Solar Trade Association
12.35 - 12.45

A1: The View from the System Operator

A look at the new markets and services enabled by storage and the smart energy transition from the system operator, followed by Q&A.

  • Colm Murphy, Acting Head of Business Development, National Grid
12.45 - 14.00

A2: 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.

Panel:

  • Chair: Barney Wharton, Head of Policy, RenewableUK
  • 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
  • Ed Simpson, Partner and Head of Energy Infrastructure, Downing LLP
  • Kathryn Magnay, Head of Energy, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council & Deputy Director, Faraday Battery Challenge

  • Presenter: Hugo Batten, Head of GB Renewables, Aurora
14.00 - 14.15

Break

14.15 - 14.40

A3: The View from Government

This session will be presentations from the Regulator and BEIS covering the Smart Systems and Flexibility Plan and the UK regulatory environment for storage. Followed by Audience Q&A

  • Dr. Alex Berland, Senior Policy Advisor, Smart Energy - Electricity Storage (BEIS)
  • Chiara Redaelli, Senior Economist, Ofgem

14.40 - 15.30

A4: 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 an expert panel.

  • Chair: Emma Pinchbeck, Executive Director, RenewableUK 
  • Randolph Brazier, Head of Innovation & Development, Energy Networks Association
  • Oenone Scott, Communications Manager, Electron
  • Silke Goldberg, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills,
  • Carl Bayliss, Head of Electric Vehicle & Energy Services Business Development, Nissan Motor Co. (GB)
15.30 - 15.45

Break

15.45- 17.15

A5: 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.

  • Chair: Aleksandra Klassen, Business Development Manager, Solar Trade Association
  • Charlie Blair, Managing Director, Gravitricity Ltd
  • Emma Gibson, Director of Operations, Highview Power
  • Dr. Christos Markides, Director of the Clean Energy Processes (CEP) Laboratory, Imperial College
  • Dr. Matthew Rowe, Senior Consultant, Solar & Storage, DNV GL

  • Presenter: Prof Chris Llewellyn-Smith, Professor Emeritus, Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford
 17.15 - 17.30

A6: Closing Remarks

  • Hugh McNeal, Chief Executive, RenewableUK
17.30 - 19.00 Networking Drinks Reception