A week today it will be the turn of the energy sector to hold its own flagship event as delegates from across the industry gather at Energy UK’s Annual Conference.
The Conference takes place on Wednesday October 18th at One Great George Street, with a prestigious line-up of speakers to discuss and debate the most important issues facing the sector including:
- Ed Miliband MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Climate Change and Net Zero.
- Jonathan Brearley, CEO, Ofgem.
- John Pettigrew, CEO, National Grid
- Nick Winser, Electricity Networks Commissioner and author of a recent report into accelerating the delivery of electricity infrastructure.
- Emma Pinchbeck, CEO, Energy UK
- A Senior Government Minister
Energy UK will also publish a new manifesto on behalf of the industry titled “Energy Matters: People, Power, Prosperity” which explores how and where the sector hopes to work with the next government.
Themes from the manifesto will be prominent throughout the event, drawing attention to energy and its vital role in the transition to a net-zero economy and how it is set to play a major part in the next election campaign.
Panel discussions will focus on the opportunities and challenges facing the future retail market and how it can support customers through the transition to Net Zero; how infrastructure and regulatory policy can support the development of renewables and the wider energy system over the coming years; and how the UK and its government can best attract the private investment needed to fund the energy transition.
Places are still available so full details on the Conference programme and how to attend are available here.
Emma Pinchbeck, Energy UK’s chief executive said:
“We will be excited to launch our industry-wide manifesto, “Energy Matters: People, Power and Prosperity” at this event. Recent weeks have underlined how the energy transition will play a prominent role in the next general election campaign and we will be taking this opportunity to show how the UK can benefit from leading the way in the worldwide energy transition and stressing the sector’s commitment to working with the next government to achieve the country’s full potential.”
Notes to editors
- Energy UK is the trade association for the energy industry with over 100 members – from established FTSE 100 companies right through to new, growing suppliers, generators and service providers across energy, transport, heat and technology. Our members deliver nearly 80% of the UK’s power generation and over 95% of the energy supply for 28 million UK homes as well as businesses. The sector invests £13bn annually and delivers nearly £30bn in gross value – on top of the nearly £100bn in economic activity through its supply chain and interaction with other sectors. The energy industry is key to delivering growth and plans to invest £100bn over the course of this decade in new energy sources. The energy sector supports 700,000 jobs in every corner of the country. Energy UK plays a key role in ensuring we attract and retain a diverse workforce. In addition to our Young Energy Professionals Forum, which has over 2,000 members representing over 350 organisations, we are a founding member of TIDE, an industry-wide taskforce to tackle Inclusion and Diversity across energy.