How securing energy supply is key to a growing UK economy - a UK seminar aimed at industry and legislators


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We spoke to Sandra Kilhof from Bloomberg Radio's First Word Europe.



The British Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Amber Rudd, has set out her vision for an energy system that puts consumers first, delivers more competition, reduces the burden on bill-payers and ensures enough electricity generation to power the nation.

The United Kingdom are facing urgent challenges concerning securing the supply of energy. Power plants are closing rapidly, and new nuclear plants, shale gas mining and inter- connectors will not be feeding into the UK energy system for at least a decade. At the same time, there is ample potential for optimizing the consumption of energy, spending less and cutting costs.

Securing energy supply requires not only politicial determination, leadership and stable long term policy. It is also key that all parts of the energy value chain rally to commit to fuelling and accelerating the commitments necessary, in order to turn energy security in to tangible opportunities for growth and prosperity for the UK. It is not only a matter of providing reliable, affordable power to British consumers, but also about the security of vital infrastructure, creating jobs and developing knowledge clusters across the country in a key industry.

At this Business Summit in April, we bring together key stakeholders from every link of the energy value chain, to make sure energy related challenges is connected with proven solutions - and to hopefully ignite the huge potential for turning the pursuit of energy security into a substantial leverage for British prosperity.

Read more about the objectives and target audience of this conference:




A combination of key note speeches, group sessions and plenary discussions

08:45     Registration and coffee  
09:05 Delegates take their seats  
09:10 Welcome and opening of Seminar - The Danish-UK Chamber of Commerce & PwC  
09:15 The UK government’s long term vision and policies for securing energy supply  
  Rt Hon Amber Rudd, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change  
09:30 Business of the day by moderator Connie Hedegaard  
09:35 Securing stable and affordable energy supplies – the business case and the business potential  
  Rhian Kelly, Business Environment Director of CBI  
09:50  How to assess the broader socio-economic impact on infrastructure investment  
  Malcolm Preston, Global Head of Sustainability Services of PwC  
10:05 Connie Hedegaard interviews the ‘European Connection’:  
    Peder Ø. Andreasen, CEO of Energinet and President of ENTSO-E  
    Lars Aagaard, CEO of the Danish Energy Association  
10:35 Coffee  
10:50 The driving force of private investors, in securing energy supply in the UK  
  Anders Eldrup, special advisor to Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners  
11:05 The importance of offshore wind in the UK energy mix  
  Samuel Leupold, Executive Vice President of DONG Energy Wind Power  
11:20 UK energy security - a changing game  
  Jens Wolf, Regulation & Markets Director, Drax Power Ltd.  
11:35 Work shops  
  - Transforming heating and the effect on the energy mix - Host: The Carbon Trust  
  - Securing investor confidence in the energy sector: maintaining an attractive environment for investment - Host: DONG Energy  
  - Market development and pricing - Host: Neas Energy  
  - Driving down costs through emerging technologies - Host: EPConsult Energies  
  - London's leadership in greening of UK energy - Host: Greater London Authority  
12:20 Plenary discussion of group findings  
  Following the event, a compilation of the work shop minutes will be made available to the participants and panellists including  
  The Secretary of State of Department of Energy and Climate Change  
13:05 Final keynote address: Best approach to facing a storm: a fresh perspective on dealing with energy issues  
  Angus MacNeil MP, Chair of the Energy & Climate Change Select Committee  
13:25 Summing up by DUCC & Connie Hedegaard  
13:35 Light Sandwich lunch, Coffee and Networking  
13:35 Speed networking  
14:15 End of day  


If you are a member of staff from DECC, HMT and other public UK organisations please contact us  directly for special rates of access. Phone 0207 259 6795, email Gunnar P Larsen.



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