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Securing the Future

To mark the launch of National Grid ESO’s Future Energy Scenarios 2022, join Onward for a discussion on UK energy security.

Future Energy Scenarios 2022: How can we enable a future energy system that is secure, clean, affordable and fair?

The war in Ukraine has amplified concerns about UK energy security, with gas and electricity prices surging and impacting on businesses and consumers. In response, the Government published the British Energy Security Strategy, which aims to improve energy security through new nuclear power stations and a huge expansion of offshore wind

To help integrate new nuclear and offshore wind and to enable a future energy system for all that is secure, clean, affordable and fair, the UK’s energy system will also need expanded energy networks and complementary technologies like low-carbon hydrogen and carbon capture usage and storage. In addition, new markets will be needed to help keep a Net Zero electricity grid stable, and existing markets may need to change. These complex changes will have to be delivered in the context of the current energy price crisis.

Due to high temperatures and the effects this will have on London transport links, this event will now be held entirely online

Running order:

  • 11:00 – 11:10: Introduction, Fintan Slye, Executive Director, National Grid ESO

  • 11:10 – 11:15: “FES in 5” presentation, Lauren Stuchfield, Energy Insights & Analysis Senior Manager, National Grid ESO

  • 11:15 – 12:15: Panel discussion, including Rt Hon Chris Skidmore MP, Chair, APPG Environment

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Speakers

Details

July 18, 2022
11:00-
12:15

Location

Online

This event is kindly supported by National Grid ESO

Speakers:
  • Rt Hon Chris Skidmore MP, Member of Parliament for Kingswood & Chair, Environment APPG
  • Laura Sandys CBE, Chair of the Energy Digitalisation Taskforce
  • Maxine Frerk, Director, Grid Edge Policy
  • Lauren Stuchfield, Energy Insights & Analysis Senior Manager, National Grid ESO
  • Fintan Slye, Executive Director, National Grid ESO
  • Ed Birkett, Head of Energy and Climate, Onward (chair)

About the Future Energy Scenarios:

To navigate and evidence the journey to Net Zero, National Grid ESO’s Future Energy Scenarios (FES) outline four different, credible pathways for the future of energy between now and 2050.  Based on extensive stakeholder engagement, research and modelling, each scenario considers how much energy we might need; where it could come from; and how the system can maintain its existing high reliability standards and be fairer.

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