Energy Systems Conference 2018
19-20 June 2018 | QEII Centre, Westminster, London, UK
To meet future global energy needs, in ways that are safe, secure, sustainable and affordable, we need a more integrated, intelligent energy system. This is only achievable if we consider all parts of the system and how they interact, all types of participant and all possible technologies; by necessity, this requires a cross-disciplinary approach.
The Energy Systems Conference series brings together researchers, academia, industry, investors and policymakers to explore the most suitable and efficient ways to design, finance and build better and more sustainable energy systems.
The conference aims to provide a forum to:
- Bring together international policymakers, industry and researchers to explore the most suitable, realistic and efficient ways to design and build a better and more sustainable energy system.
- Examine new thinking about the structures, processes and policies that are needed to ensure effective co-ordination across transport, power, industrial and residential energy use, and innovation and skills.
- Recommend steps towards transformation of the regulatory model in the energy sector which will encourage the evolution of quality service provision through disruptive innovation.
- Discuss a role of market feedback and a scaled-up modelling effort in creating a more transparent, evidence based policy framework.
- Look into public expectations and how they should be managed to secure buy-in of new energy system solutions from the public.
- Consider steps to scale up public investment in research, development, demonstration and deployment (R,D,D&D).
- Assess policy frameworks, including measures to reduce the risk of short termism in policy making, to drive future investments in the energy system.
- Assess the impact that cutting edge methodological developments will play in our understanding of what a future energy system may look like and their relevance to policy making.
Outcomes will be published to provide recommendations for policy and decision makers.
High-level conference themes
- Opening plenary session: A system in transition
- Stream 1: Putting sustainability at the heart of the energy system
- Stream 2: Market design approaches
- Stream 3: Interconnected infrastructure systems
- Stream 4: Financing the transition
Abstracts are invited for oral and poster presentations on the conference topics. Please submit abstracts using the Online Submission Form according to the abstract preparation guidelines.
Confirmed Keynote Speakers
The Rt Hon. Lord Deben, Chairman, UK Committee on Climate Change; Chairman and Founder, Sancroft International; Chairman, Valpak Ltd; Chairman, Personal Investment Management & Financial Advice Association, UK
- Rachel Kyte, CEO and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, Sustainable Energy for All, USA
- Leah Lawrence, President and CEO, Sustainable Development Technology Canada, Canada
- Duncan Burt, Acting Director of Operations, System Operator, National Grid, UK
- Anthony Froggatt, Senior Research Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources, Chatham House, UK
- Joanna Hubbard, COO & Co-founder, Electron, UK
- Wairimu Karanja, Founder and Director, EnVantage Law, Kenya
- Zoë Knight, Managing Director, Group Head, HSBC Centre of Sustainable Finance, HSBC Holdings plc, UK
- Dermot Nolan, Chief Executive Officer, OFGEM, UK
- Wilfrid Petrie, CEO, Engie, UK and Ireland
- Andrew Prag, World Energy Outlook, France
- David Shipworth, Professor of Energy and the Built Environment, UCL Energy Institute, UK
- Dr Bernie Bulkin FEI, Director, Ludgate Investment; Chairman, K3 Energy and K3 Solar and Vice-President, Energy Institute
- Raphael Vermeir CBE CEng FEI, Chartered Petroleum Engineer
- Dr Brian Sweeney FEI, Director, Fastnet Energy Consultants
- Joana Portugal Pereira, Senior Scientist IPCC WGIII TSU, Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College
- Deane Somerville, Head of Knowledge, Energy Institute
- Professor Matt Leach CEng FEI, University of Surrey
- Laura Sandys FEI, CEO, Challenging Ideas
- Adam Hawkes, Deputy Director of the Sustainable Gas Institute, Imperial College
- Philip New, CEO, Energy Systems Catapult
- Andy Hadland, Chief Development Officer, Arenko Cleantech