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Breakfast Briefings

Breakfast Briefings

Energy UK hosts a series of Breakfast Briefings throughout the year on cutting-edge issues of interest to our members and stakeholders. These range from policy-specific topics such as implementation of REMIT or the role interconnection plays in our energy mix to general discussions around the politics of energy or the digitalisation of utilities. Usually a panel session of two hours, the briefings provide an opportunity for guests to hear from an expert panel on a topic area before moving on to a Q&A discussion for sharing ideas and best practice. We work with a range of partner organisations on these events and there are a number of sponsorship options available. These sessions are an excellent opportunity for showcasing thought-leadership and hearing from leading policymakers.


'Realising the consumer value of flexibility' in association with CGI

Date:  Thursday 6 September 2018
Time: 08:30-10:30hrs
Location: ELEXON offices, 350 Euston Road, London NW1 3AW 

The UK’s energy sector is central to meeting our legally binding climate targets and achieving the ambitions set out in the Industrial Strategy.
There are a range of estimates emerging on the benefits from a move to a smart, flexible energy system for the UK economy, but a transition at this scale will inevitably incur costs too.  Fairness must be the driving principle of the distribution of both these costs and the benefits.
Some of these savings will be realised in the form of reduced network charges on energy bills, but how can smart meters, time of use tariffs, new business models and technologies enable the fairer distribution of greater benefits to customers?
SMETS2-enabled smart meters, currently rolling out across the UK, are expected to accelerate the development of alternative business models for energy services and demand management.  Helping provide consumers with meaningful choices about how to satisfy their energy needs and, through Time of Use tariffs and settlement, be rewarded for making their flexibility available to the system.

Join Energy UK and CGI for this discussion on realising the consumer value of flexibility. Kindly hosted by ELEXON, we will discuss how the future system can attribute rewards for consumers’ participation in delivering system security.

The discussion is expected to touch upon:

  • Consumer choices in a smart, flexible energy system
  • Future energy retail models
  • Price signals in energy bills
  • Time of Use tariffs and half-hourly settlement
  • Smart meters and consumer engagement


  • Adam Bell, Deputy Head of the Cost of Energy Review, BEIS
  • Audrey Gallacher, Director of Policy, Energy UK  
  • Rich Hampshire, VP Future Utilities, CGI (Chair)
  • Laura Sandys, CEO, Challenging Ideas 
  • Peter Stanley, Director of Design and Delivery, ELEXON 


08:30 – Registration and Networking Breakfast
09:00 – Opening Comments from Audrey Gallacher, Energy UK
09:10 – Panel Session
10:20 – Closing remarks from Rich Hampshire, CGI

The costs for this event is £35 + VAT for Energy UK members, registered charities and £85 + VAT for non-members. Government officials are welcome to attend for free. Please email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and await confirmation.

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Breakfast Briefing - Realising the consumer value of flexibility £85.00

Energy UK Members: £35 + VAT
Non Members: £85 + VAT

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