Policy Forum for Wales

Priorities for energy policy in Wales

Morning, Thursday, 7th December 2017

Jurys Inn Cardiff, 1 Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3DN

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This timely seminar discusses the priorities for energy policy in Wales, following the introduction of devolved responsibilities under the Wales Act. Bringing together policymakers and key stakeholders, the agenda includes a keynote address from Lesley Griffiths AM, Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs, Welsh Government.


Delegates will assess what the new responsibilities for energy generation projects under 350MW will mean for stakeholders, including the electricity network, energy companies, communities and consumers across Wales. They will also examine next steps in the development of the Swansea Tidal Lagoon and Wylfa Newydd projects, with further keynote contributions from Mark Shorrock, Chief Executive, Tidal Lagoon Power and Sasha Davies, Head of Strategic Development Wales, Horizon Nuclear Power.


Further sessions examine Wales’ access to the Contracts for Difference (CfD) mechanism and the potential for future access to CfD for onshore wind - with the second allocation round already underway. The barriers to investment in the renewables sector will also be considered, following the announcement of a new Welsh Government target - to generate 70% of Wales’ electricity through renewable sources by 2030.



Guest of Honour

Lesley Griffiths AM

Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs, Welsh Government

Guest of Honour

Lesley Griffiths AM

Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs, Welsh Government

Keynote Speakers

David Wright

Director, Electricity Transmission Owner and Chief Engineer, Electricity, National Grid

Marcia Poletti

Associate Partner, Network Strategy and RIIO2 Policy Director, Ofgem

Mark Shorrock

Chief Executive, Tidal Lagoon Power

Sasha Davies

Head of Strategic Development Wales, Horizon Nuclear Power

Chair

Jenny Rathbone AM

Member, Climate Change, Environment Rural Affairs Committee

Speakers

Nick Entwistle

Project Manager, Vattenfall Europe

Henry Dixon

Chairman, North Wales Tidal Energy

Nick Speed

Head of Public Affairs, Centrica

Gareth Tucker

Chair, Swansea Community Energy & Enterprise Scheme and Director, Seren Energy

Steven Edwards

Director of Regulation & Commercial, Wales and West Utilities

Ross Fairley

Partner and Head of Energy, Power and Utilities, Burges Salmon

Neil McDermott

Chief Executive, Low Carbon Contracts Company