Powering Net Zero

  • London and Home Counties
  • 8-10-2020
  • 09:00 - 17:00
  • Company member - 300.00
    Non-Member - 350.00
    Member - 250.00
    + VAT
  • Book now

The Energy Institute is delighted to launch its new conference, Powering Net Zero, designed to discuss ways in which clean electricity and electrification can help reduce emissions globally to net-zero.

Early bird rate available, save £100 if you book before 22 May 2020. Use code EARLYBIRD

If you are a company member, please download the booking form to book your place - members and non-members can book online

Countries are making commitments to move to a net zero emissions economy in response to climate science showing that in order to halt climate change, carbon emissions have to stop as reducing them is no longer sufficient. ‘Net zero’ means that any emissions are balanced by absorbing an equivalent amount from the atmosphere. In order to meet the global warming target in the Paris Agreement, global carbon emissions should reach net zero around mid-century and there are technologies that exist to bring net emissions to zero.

Progress towards net zero emissions can be achieved through renewable and nuclear generation, electric or fuel cell electric (hydrogen) vehicles, and for heating, the use of heat-pumps, hydrogen, energy efficiency and demand management technologies.  Many medium pressure industrial processes can also be converted to use electric furnaces rather than gas. These changes would help bring emissions to net zero. During this conference will be discuss topics around:

  • What does a net zero system look like? Insights into future trends in the short, medium and long terWhat fundamental changes are needed in order to transform the electricity system?
  • The consumer perspective: what new business models, services, products, incentives or regulation would support the changes required in customer behaviour/demand?
  • What is the broader role of technology to drive the transformation? 
  • What is the pathway and future requirements to increasing onshore and offshore wind and solar on the system.
  • What role will hydrogen, nuclear, carbon capture storage (CCS) play?
  • What changes are needed in the network – transmission and distribution?
  • What infrastructure and investment is required?
  • What regulation, policies and initiatives must follow?
Speakers include:

Andy Hadland AMEI
, Chief Development Officer, Arenko Group
Steve Holliday FREng FEI
, President, Energy Institute 
Michael Lewis FEI
, Chief Executive, E.ON
Lindsay McQuade
, CEO, Scottish Power Renewables
Scott Milne
, Head of Insights, Energy Systems Catapult
Laura Sandys
, CEO, Challenging Ideas
Fintan Slye FEI
, Director UK System Operation, National Grid ESO
Dhara Vyas
, Head of Future Energy Services, Citizen’s Advice

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