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Young Energy Professionals

Young Energy Professionals

Energy UK’s Young Energy Professionals Forum is a place for the next generation of energy industry professionals to meet, network and spread knowledge.

What type of events? The Young Energy Professionals Forum runs quarterly events, discussing topics which are in the news and sure to get everyone talking; site visits where you can take a look inside a real life working power station! Or have the chance for an industry leader to offer their top tips through the mentoring programme, a new addition to our Forum.

Who attends? Our events attract a wide range of professionals from across different roles within the energy industry. Our events are open to all Young Energy Professionals (10 years in industry or less), Students or those who just have an interest in the industry. 

Our topics?
For each event we choose topics which are relevant and likely to create debate. We select industry leading speakers to give talks on these topics before opening up the floor to debate the issues further. To date we’ve discussed Hinckley point C, Fuel Poverty, Customer satisfaction, National Grids Balancing Services and Energy and infrastructure Skills.

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Event summaries

Read about our past YEP events here.


Future Energy Landscapes
Wednesday 16 November 2016, 7:00pm - 10:00pm, EY offices, London

Join the Young Energy Professionals with hosts EDF Energy and sponsors, EY, on Wednesday 16 November 2016 for the final YEP Forum of 2016. The YEP Forum is the place for the next generation of energy industry professionals to meet, network and share their knowledge and experience.

Charging your electric vehicle at home in the evening, using the electricity produced by your own solar panel during the day? Controlling the consumption of all your electric appliances remotely from your mobile phone? We’ve all heard about these exciting new developments, but what does the future really hold for our industry?

Innovation and new technologies have already started to transform our industry, creating new opportunities for energy companies and consumers, but also bringing new risks and challenges.

One thing we can be certain about is that tomorrow will be very different when it comes to how we generate, dispatch and consume electricity.

Low carbon generation, centralised and decentralised generation, battery storage, small modular reactors, grid services, smart meters, connected homes. We will hear from experts in their fields about some of the new trends and explore future scenarios.

With Paul Spence, EDF Energy’s Director of Strategy and Corporate Affairs as keynote speaker, and Carolina Tortora, Head of Innovation Strategy at National Grid confirmed already. Keep a lookout with more speakers to be confirmed soon!

There is no charge for the event but capacity is limited so please only register if you can attend the event: 

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Event details:

  • Wednesday 16 November 2016, 7:00pm-10:00pm (Registration from 6:30pm) 
  • EY Offices, 1 More London Riverside, London, SE1 2AF.
  • Networking will follow after the event


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