Policy Forum for Wales

Priorities for energy policy in Wales

December 2017

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

Delegates assessed 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 also examined the 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 examined 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 were also considered, following the announcement of a new Welsh Government target - to generate 70% of Wales’ electricity through renewable sources by 2030.

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Policy Forum for Wales seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates