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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.


Running order:

  • 10:45: Doors open

  • 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

  • 12:15 – 13:15: Lunch and networking

To attend in person, please register your interest below. Please note that spaces are limited.

This event will also be livestreamed via the National Grid ESO website here.

Should you have any questions regarding this event or issues registering your interest, please email James Bennett

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July 18, 2022


Central Hall, Westminster, SW1H 9NH

This event is kindly supported by National Grid ESO

  • 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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