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