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How the UK grid will handle the growth of renewables and battery storage on the road to net zero

About this event

Renewables and energy storage will be key enablers to the energy transition. Understanding how to adapt an electricity grid built many years ago to the rapid growth of these modern technologies will be just as important.

This webinar will explore the role of battery storage and renewable energy in the UK’s drive to net zero, the impact they will have on infrastructure and how to maximise asset revenues to meet rapidly-changing electricity market opportunities.

We will take a deep dive into the current battery storage and renewable capacity installed to date and key drivers, along with UK pipeline activity and outlook for battery deployment in the near to mid-term. Experts from the Solar Media Market Research team Mollie McCorkindale and Dr Finlay Colville will present the latest findings from their exhaustive and comprehensive work.

Short presentations will be followed by a panel discussion with EDF’s Head of Energy Trading Stuart Fenner, EDF’s Head of Wholesale Mark Cox, National Grid’s Head of Strategy Claire Dykta, Pivot Power’s Co-founder, COO and CTO Mikey Clark, moderated by Energy-Storage.news editor Andy Colthorpe.

The panel will explore

  • What will the transition to renewable generation have on existing infrastructure?
  • What are the key revenue drivers and implications of the exponential growth of renewables and battery storage
  • How does policy impact the market?
  • What are the opportunities and challenges for battery storage and renewable generation?

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    Finlay Colville Head of Research @ Solar Media

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    Mark Cox Head of Nuclear and Wholesale @ EDF

    Mark Cox works for EDF and leads on electricity wholesale market developments and grid policy. Mark has an extensive background in the energy industry working in a range of policy, regulatory, commercial and technical roles.

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    Mikey Clark CTO and COO @ Pivot Power

    Mikey has worked in the electricity industry for over 15 years, leading some of the UK’s most high-profile R&D and infrastructure projects, including UK Power Networks’ Low Carbon London initiative and the Olympic park pylon undergrounding (tunneling) project.

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    Stuart Fenner Head of Energy Trading Services @ EDF

    Stuart is responsible for flexible asset valuations and contract structuring, the design and delivery of asset optimisation strategies and the development of the flexibility services offer provided by EDF in the UK.

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    Andy Colthorpe Editor @ Solar Media / Energy-Storage.news

    Editor and lead journalist for Energy-Storage.news, covering the global industry for a business audience.

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    Mollie McCorkindale Market Analyst @ Solar Media

    Mollie's role involves researching and analysing the UK and Ireland battery storage markets, including daily updating of Solar Media’s UK Battery Storage Database report and Republic of Ireland Battery Storage Database report.

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    Claire Dykta UK Head of Strategy @ National Grid

    Claire has worked in a diverse range of regulatory, commercial and operational roles at the sharp end of the changing UK Power sector, including being responsible for optimizing the power grid for the first UK coal-free day.

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