Generation 2020: Securing our Sustainable Energy Future

Wednesday 10th July

14:00 - 18:00

Attlee Suite, Portculis House

The 2019 PRASEG Annual Conference saw 130 experts congregate in the Attlee Suite of Portculis House to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing the UK energy sector over the next decade. The final agenda for the meeting can be found below. For further information, please contact the PRASEG secretariat.

Agenda

14:00 – 14:10

Arrivals

14:15 – 14:45

Welcome and Opening Keynote Speeches

  • James Heappey MP – Chair, PRASEG
  • Will Gardiner – CEO, Drax Group
  • Laszlo Varro – Chief Economist, International Energy Agency

14:45 – 15:30

The Future of Energy: Going Further, Faster to Achieve Net Zero Emissions

  • Simon Evans – Editor, Carbon Brief (Chairperson)
  • Audrey Gallacher – Director of Policy, Energy UK
  • Wera Hobhouse MP – Liberal Democrat Spokesperson on Climate Change
  • Baroness Liddell of Coatdyke – President, CCSA; President, Energy Action Scotland (Labour Party)
  • Laura Sandys – CEO, Challenging Ideas

15:30 – 15:50

Coffee Break

15:50 – 16:40

Decentralised Energy and the 21st Century Consumer – Risks and Opportunities of the Energy Revolution

  • Tim German - Senior Relationship Manager, Energy Systems Catapult
  • Emma Bridge – CEO, Community Energy England
  • Marie Donnelly – Senior Consultant, Hume Brophy
  • Luke Graham MP – Senior PPS, Cabinet Office (Conservative Party)
  • Dermot Nolan – CEO, Ofgem

16:40 – 17:25

New Decade, New Generation: Is There a Future for Large-Scale, Centralised Generation?

  • Janet Wood – New Power (Chairperson)
  • Jon Butterworth OBE – COO, Global Transmission, National Grid Ventures
  • Drew Hendry MP – SNP BEIS Spokesperson
  • Barry Gardiner MP – Shadow Minister. Energy & Climate Change (Labour Party)
  • Rebecca Williams - Senior Policy Manager, RenewableUK

17:25 – 17:45

Closing Keynotes

  • Rachel Reeves MP – Chair, BEIS Select Committee (Labour Party)
  • Jacqueline Hochreiter – Sustainability Lead, Europe, Budweiser Brewing Group