See our Conference Agenda

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Please see our draft agenda.  We are continuing to update the agenda and will be updating confirmed speakers in due course.


Agenda Item


Registration and Refreshments


Opening address – building the future together


Session 1: Building on the foundations & route-map for the future

Policy maker, regulator and system operator perspectives. Highlights of the steps taken over the past year to move demand side markets forward, and their route-map for the future.

Speakers: Cathy McClay (National Grid), David Capper (BEIS), & Ofgem


Session 2: Opportunities & challenges in current markets & gearing up for the future

Market actor (supplier, aggregator & distribution network operator) perspectives on existing demand side markets (capacity market; wholesale market & peak avoidance; local balancing & network services). Identifying today’s successes & challenges; five year outlook; & steps needed.

Speakers: Rosie McGlynn (Energy UK), Sara Vaughan (E.ON), Nigel Turvey (WPD), Peter Bance (Origami Energy)

Break & Exhibition


Session 3: Users & providers – empowered to deliver a distributed, flexible future?

Are business providers & distributed generators willing & able to offer demand-side flexibility in these markets? Investment in distributed generation, demand side response & storage. Success stories. Opportunities & challenges.

Speakers: Carla Tully (AES), Andrew Buckley (MEUC), Tim Rotheray (ADE)

Networking lunch with Exhibition


Session 4: Breakout sessions

Parallel interactive breakouts providing attendees with the opportunity interact and feedback their own comments and thoughts. Delegates will have the opportunity to attend one breakout of:

  1. Simplifying Balancing Services

  2. Optimising the Use of Distributed Energy

  3. Consumer Protection and New Business Models

  4. Shaping Future Flexibility Markets & Intersects


Session 5: Priority next steps & near term future trends

Feedback from breakout chairs & discussion of next steps.

Keynote speaker on the upcoming trends impacting flexibility.

Concluding remarks


Conference close