Issue number: 93  

February 2013

 

UK Energy Markets - the Future

In this article we give an overview of our newly designed and highly interactive course, "UK Energy Market - the Future". This one-day series of seminars and exercises will equip all those searching for intelligence on the UK energy market up to twenty years ahead.  There are many elements that will help to assess future scenarios and it features a helicopter view of the current market, known planning success stories, clean energy solutions and other energy-critical subjects. It will help debate the question, "is the future electric?" and contribute to the making of solid investment decisions for all those attending.

In addition we will show you how profound the changes may be in our own industry and in our wider society as we respond to the challenges of reducing fuel poverty, maintaining the reliability of the energy "service" that we provide to customers and heading off the impact of climate change. 

Who is the course for?

Planners, movers and shakers in the energy industry including those involved in: New Energy, strategic decision-making, scenario planning, finance and investment, regulators, and public relations. Although it follows on from the much-valued "UK Energy Market: Essentials" course, knowledge of that course is not expected. 

Why would you need this course?

The course will equip all those needing their own take on the UK energy market with the ingredients to assess likely future scenarios up to 20 years ahead. It features a helicopter view of the current market, known planning success stories, clean energy solutions and other energy-critical subjects. It will help debate the question, “is the future electric?” and look into the shape and challenges of future markets. Although it follows on from the much-valued “UK Energy Market: Essentials” course, knowledge of that course is not expected. 

What’s in the course?

In this course we will show you how profound the changes may be in our own industry and in our wider society as we respond to the challenges of:-

  • reducing fuel poverty,

  • maintaining the reliability of the energy “service” for customers

  • heading off the impact of climate change

Course content is as follows:

Reasons for change and policy interventions 

Climate Change / Arguments for and against / International response and the Kyoto process / Intervention Success stories / LCPD (Large Combustion Plant Directive, Industrial emissions) / Clean Air Act & UK Approach / Consumption reduction / Energy Efficiency / Decarbonisation / Clean Generation. 

Proven and future technology – a deeper look

Energy Efficiency and reducing consumption / ‘Green deal’ / Heat pumps / Clean Generation / Technical options / Renewables - but what happens when the wind stops? / Business as usual with CCS? (Carbon Capture and Storage) / Should we pick winners or will the market provide? 

Pathways – all hail electrification!

The ‘decarbonisation’ buzzword / The electrification of everything / Windmills everywhere and electric cars on every drive / Resources are finite / The impact of system security and supply quality on industry / Effect on energy infrastructure / A for coal, gas and oil? / The Cleaning Process / Aviation and transport / Imported Emissions / Emissions trading or carbon taxes? 

The hydrocarbon bridge - how we are doing?

Cost and the impact on fuel poverty / Progress, carbon budgets and fuel poverty commitments / CCC (Committee on Climate Change) recommendations / The steepness of the decarbonisation curve. 

Interactive exercises – learning by doing - Examples include;

Emissions Trading Game adding the complexity of carbon trading to a competitive market.

Energy Snakes and Ladders demonstrating the ‘up and down’ nature of energy industry issues.

Choose your Mix a facilitated exercise using the UK Government’s 2050 Carbon Calculator Tool.

What’s my carbon footprint? a facilitated exercise using a carbon footprint tool highlighting the complex interplay of factors affecting personal carbon footprints.

The Cool Wall – what’s cool and what’s not! Using the magnetic cool wall we discuss in one scenario the pros and cons of generation types and in another, electrical appliances.

What’s in the News?

A group discussion exercise thinking about headline climate change issues and the future scene. Your questions are welcomed during the course and at this special session at the end. 

The course is presented by two experienced lecturers, one a gas expert and the other an electricity expert. 

Cost

Our courses cost £500 per day plus VAT, with special rates for more than two people from the same company. The location cost – which could be in Oxford, London or somewhere convenient to most attendees – is also included. Lunch comes within the cost too, but not overnight accommodation. 

NEXT PUBLIC COURSE IS ON 18TH SEPTEMBER 2013 IN LONDON.  INTERESTED SOONER? WE CAN RUN THIS FOR YOU IN-HOUSE FOR 6 OR MORE – PLEASE CONTACT US TO DISCUSS COST AND DATE.

+44 (0)845 299 7072

Click here for more information or to book a place.

 

 

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