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.