INNOVATION, INVESTMENT & SECURITY OF SUPPLY KEY THEMES AT UTILITY WEEK ENERGY SUMMIT

Next month plays host to a crucial meeting of policymakers, influencers and key stakeholders in the UK energy sector to take stock of the ever-evolving landscape. UW-EnergySummit16-300

EIC is delighted to support the 2016 Utility Week Energy Summit which will bring together policymakers, investors, energy producers, distributors, retailers and wider stakeholders to explore what various parties need to do to respond to the myriad complexities facing the sector.

Ellen Bennett, Utility Week editor says: “With the transition to renewable sources of energy well underway, and the Conservative government’s ‘Reset’ policy in place, the ground is shifting beneath the industry’s feet. At a macro-level, new climate change commitments, the European referendum and record-low oil prices are also changing the game.

The sector must find a way to adjust to this ‘new normal’ and develop an energy system that reduces energy emissions, maintains investor confidence and ensures secure, affordable supply. Energy players of all sizes, and all places within the value chain, must adapt to survive.”

The summit will address how the UK can bridge the gap between current realities and future energy; the role of innovation in solving the energy trilemma; the impact of the low-oil price environment on global supply and demand; what role unconventionals will play in the future energy mix; investment priorities to satisfy future demand and maintain confidence; how gas fits into a blended energy network; and the future of the Levy Control Framework post 2020.

Andrea Leadsom MP, DECC minister of state will deliver a keynote address on “The future of UK energy” and other high-profile speakers include: Iain Conn, CEO at Centrica; Vincent de Rivaz CBE, CEO of EDF Energy; Dev Sanyal, CEO of alternative energy and EVP at BP; Angus MacNeil MP, chair of the Energy and Climate Change Committee; Keith Anderson, chief corporate officer at ScottishPower and CEO at ScottishPower Renewables; John Morea, CEO at SGN; Graham Edwards, CEO at Wales & West Utilities; Dorothy Thompson CBE, CEO at Drax Group; Stephen Bull, SVP, offshore wind and CCS at Statoil and more.

For more information, visit: www.uw-energysummit.net or contact Nicola Gillman at nicola.gillman@fav-house.com or 01342 332 045 for details.

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