Founded in 2015 PowerHouse 2030 is a network run by young professionals working in the energy sector, running events and encouraging thought leadership amongst its membership. One such event was recently held at National Grid’s office in Wokingham looking into the future of demand, generation and distribution including a tour of the control room.
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It’s been a whirlwind few weeks. Six weeks to be exact. I am the newest addition to Energy UK and there has been no shortage of work to do! As well as wrapping my head around the constantly growing list of acronyms, I am jointly responsible for the Young Energy Professionals (YEP) Forum at Energy UK. The YEPs produced an Annual Report in 2015 and an objective for this year is to be more engaged with university students. In particular, the YEP Forum would like to communicate to graduates that there are a plethora of different jobs that graduates can do across the energy industry. As a recent graduate, I am well placed to work on this particular objective because I understand the fear of not knowing what comes after graduation.
This month marks 20 years since the introduction of the Network Code which replaced the point to point gas transportation contracts and established an entry – exit system. This supported the development of the virtual National Balancing Point as a hub for title trading of wholesale gas. The growth of trading at this hub led to it becoming the most liquid in Europe.
Energy UK has a number of policy committees and working groups which focus on various areas. But we’re now starting to draw our inspiration from further afield.
On 23-24 February, the European Commission organised its eighth annual Citizens’ Energy Forum, also known as the ‘London Forum’. Attendees included national ministries and regulators, consumer organisations (BEUC, Citizens’ Advice) as well as suppliers’ trade associations (Eurelectric, Eurogas and Energy UK).