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Health and safety conference

On 15 November, Energy UK held its Health and Safety Conference 2018 in Leeds in November, sponsored by ESB and Gore-Tex, and supported by Mental Health UK. The conference brought together health and safety professionals and consultants from across the energy industry alongside government and regulators to discuss key topics including Grenfell Tower, battery storage, stress prevention, smart meters, and occupational health.

How reliable is a renewables-dominated electricity system?

On 24 October, Energy UK hosted a breakfast briefing with Vivid Economics on 'How reliable is a renewables-dominated electricity system?' Chairing this briefing, Kyle Martin was joined by panellists from Vivid Economics, National Grid, Reactive Technologies, and the Committee on Climate Change to discuss how much wind and solar can be integrated into the electricity mix while maintaining the reliability of the system.

We would like to thank Vivid Economics for their contribution.

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Realising the consumer value of flexibility

On 6 September, Energy UK held a breakfast briefing in association with CGI UK at Elexon’s London office, on how industry can realise the value of flexibility for the consumer.

Energy UK’s policy manager Charles Wood, joined Laura Sandys and panellists from BEIS, CGI, Elexon and the ENA, in a discussion which touched upon the many consumer benefits of a smart flexible energy system.

Smart Metering and time of use tariffs, market access, industrial scale demand side response, smart networks and the Open networks project, and Dieter Helm’s review of the cost of energy were all subject to examination in this session chaired by CGI UK’s VP Digital Utilities Rich Hampshire.

We would like to thank CGI for their contribution.




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