Agenda

Infrastructure

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The National Needs Assessment – A Vision for UK Infrastructure
10:30 - 11:30
Session
President
Institution of Civil Engineers
Director of Policy and Engagement
National Infrastructure Commission
Manager Major Projects Advisory
KPMG UK
Head of Policy
Institution of Civil Engineers
  • A vision for the UK’s infrastructure needs up to 2050
  • Challenges and interventions required across key infrastructure sectors
  • Drivers of infrastructure demand and interdependencies between sectors

Chair: Tim Broyd – President, Institution of Civil Engineers

Presentation 1: Andrew Wescott – Head of Policy, Institution of Civil Engineers
National Needs Assessment – A Vision for UK Infrastructure

Panel Discussion:
Adam Cooper – Policy & Engagement Director, National Infrastructure Commission
The National Infrastructure Assessment and challenges to 2050
Matt King – Manager Major Projects Advisory, KPMG UK

Future Engineers
11:30 - 11:45
Session
President
Institution of Civil Engineers
  • How UTCs are helping to develop the next generation of work-ready individuals
  • Pioneering initiatives exploring the potential of robot technology

 

Chair: Tim Broyd – President, Institution of Civil Engineers
Presentation: Students from the London Design & Engineering University Technical College

Energy Storage and Technology
12:00 - 13:15
Session
Low Carbon Network Design Engineer
UK Power Networks
Director, Engineering Knowledge
Institution of Civil Engineers
Innovation and Low Carbon Networks Engineer
Weston Power Distribution
Senior Policy Analyst
Renewable Energy Association
Director of Policy & Communications
Smart Energy GB
Business Analyst
Lightsource Renewable Energy
  • How quickly can the UK adopt disruptive new energy storage technologies? 
  • What difference can energy storage make to grid capacity?
  • What policies are needed to aid reduction of domestic energy demand?
  • How can we advance the electrification of heat and transport?

 

Chair: Nathan Baker – Director, Engineering Knowledge, Institution of Civil Engineers  

Presentation 1: Tobi Babalola – Low Carbon Network Design Engineer, UK Power Networks

Domestic storage as a service to utilities

Presentation 2: Claire Maugham – Director of Policy & Communications, Smart Energy GB
Engaging consumers in the smart energy future

Panel Discussion:

Faithful Chanda – Innovation and Low Carbon Networks Engineer, Western Power Distribution
Tom Warwick – Business Analyst, Lightsource Renewable Energy
Frank Gordon – Senior Policy Analyst, Renewable Energy Association

The UK’s Future Energy Mix
13:30 - 14:45
Session
Director, Engineering Knowledge
Institution of Civil Engineers
Analyst, Power
Committee on Climate Change
Senior Researcher: Systems Modeller
ITRC
Chief Executive, Future Energy Strategies
Senior Advisor, Infrastructure Policy, Institute of Directors
  • What should the UK’s energy mix look like by 2050?
  • What will the split be across nuclear, renewables, CCGT, interconnection?
  • How will other forms of generation, as well as storage, impact future energy mix? 
  • What impact will Hinkley Point C have on other forms of generation?

 

Chair: Nathan Baker – Director, Engineering Knowledge, Institution of Civil Engineers 

Presentation 1: Mike Hemsley – Analyst, Power, Committee on Climate Change
Implications of 2050 targets for the UK electricity system

Presentation 2: Dr Matthew Ives – Senior Researcher: Systems Modeller, ITRC
Alternative pathways for meeting UK’s 2050 energy needs

Panel Discussion:
Dan Lewis – Chief Executive, Future Energy Strategies & Senior Advisor, Infrastructure Policy, Institute of Directors
Speaker TBC

Water Resources Planning to 2050
15:00 - 16:15
Session
Director, Engineering Knowledge
Institution of Civil Engineers
Deputy Director, Water Resources
Environment Agency
Water Expert Panel
Institution of Civil Engineers
Director, Regulation
Anglian Water
Water Efficiency & Affordability Manager
Thames Water
  • Beyond our current water resource planning framework, what more is needed to secure future supply?
  • What options do we have for creating new water storage capacity?
  • What policies and incentives are needed to boost demand management?

 

Chair: Nathan Baker – Director, Engineering Knowledge, Institution of Civil Engineers 

Presentation 1: Paul Hickey – Deputy Director, Water Resources, Environment Agency
The case for change – meeting future water resource needs

Presentation 2: Jean Spencer – Director, Regulation, Anglian Water
Long term resilience of water supplies (2015-2065)

Panel Discussion:
Ben Piper – Water Expert Panel, Institution of Civil Engineers  
Andrew Tucker – Water Efficiency & Affordability Manager, Thames Water