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Date13th July 2018
Time09:30 - 16:00
VenuePrincipality Stadium, Cardiff
Price Free (Members) Free (Non-Members)
All prices exclude VAT
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Principality Stadium, Westgate Street, Cardiff, CF10 1NS

Contact Details:

Linda Mee email tel 01509 678184

Part of The Road to 2050 conference series
About The Event
Regional Influences on the Energy Networks

It is widely accepted that the UK’s transition to a low carbon energy sector requires change. This is particularly true when it comes to decarbonising heat. Whilst it is not yet clear exactly what our future energy system will look like, it is increasingly acknowledged that the existing energy networks will need to be more flexible, integrated and localised.

Picking up on these themes, Regional Influences on the Energy Networks will explore how regional administrations have sought to implement a move to a whole systems approach to energy.

Representatives from the UK Government, devolved regions and authorities will provide an overview of their future vision for energy provision. We’ll take a look at how regional policy making affects the energy sector and opens up local solutions. We’ll also be discussing evolution of smart cities.

Regional Influences on the Energy Networks is one of The Road to 2050 series of conferences organised by IGEM to explore the role of the energy networks and their associated infrastructure in the UK’s energy mix from now to 2050 and beyond. 

This conference follows last year’s event Decarbonising the Gas Network and our 2016 conference Decarbonising Heat.

Our speakers include:

  • Patrick Allcorn, Head of Local Energy, Department for Business, Environment & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
  • Professor Ron Loveland, Energy Advisor to the Welsh Government
  • Mark Atherton, Director of Environment, Greater Manchester Combined Authority
  • Richard Leach, Local Area Energy Planning Consultant, Energy Systems Catapult
  • Dr Natalie Lowery, Practice Manager - Local Area Energy Planning, Energy Systems Catapult
  • Dr Afsheen Rashid MBE, Chair, Community Energy England
  • Scott Bradley, Head of Oil and Gas Policy, Scottish Government
  • Graham Edwards, Chief Executive, Wales & West Utilities
  • Dr Michael Jenkins, Team Leader Sustainable Development, Bridgend County Borough Council

Places are limited so book your seat today.

Who should attend?

  • Government policy makers and influencers
  • Key energy leaders
  • Large consulting firms
  • All Parliamentary Groups
  • Academia
  • Think tanks
  • Local authorities


There is also a fantastic opportunity for delegates to go on a tour of the Principality Stadium, one of the most impressive icons of modern Wales.

You will be able to experience the build up before the match in the Dragon's Lair, Wales' team dressing room. Hear the roar of 74,500 fans as you walk down the players' tunnel towards the hallowed turf. Learn about the semi artificial Desso pitch system and fully retractable roof, which allows the entire playing surface to be covered to create one of the world's largest indoor arenas.

Bookings for this event are no longer available.