About the Electricity Market Reform: The EMR sets out the Government’s commitment to transform the UK’s electricity system to ensure that the UK’s future electricity supply is secure, low-carbon and affordable. The package of reforms outlined here will mean that by 2030 the UK will have: a flexible, smart and responsive electricity system, powered by a diverse and secure range of low-carbon sources of electricity, with a full part played by demand management, storage and interconnection; competition between low-carbon technologies that will help to keep costs down; a network that will be able to meet the increasing demand that will result from the electrification of our transport and heating systems; and this transition will be made at the least cost to the consumer.

Masterclass overview:  The Government published its White Paper on electricity market reform on 12 July.  The White Paper sets out key measures to attract investment, reduce the impact on consumer bills, and create a secure mix of electricity sources, including gas, new nuclear, renewables, and carbon capture and storage. The Masterclass will take attendees through the rationale for reform, the key elements of the reform package, and the next steps on the road to reform.

Masterclass aim: The event will offer an opportunity for participants to discuss with Tim Warham and each other the detailed reform package within the White Paper, and the further design work in train ahead of the introduction of a Bill to Parliament in the spring.

Tim  Warham

About your masterclass leader:
Tim Warham

Senior Policy Adviser at UK Government, Department of Energy and Climate Change

Tim Warham heads up the public finance and EU parts of the EMR programme, is vastly experienced in the energy field, having also worked at Poyry and Deloitte




About DECC:  The Department of Energy and Climate Change was created in October 2008.  Its mission is to power the country and to protect the planet

Who should attend:  
• Directors/Heads of regulatory affairs
• Directors/Head of strategy
• Investors
• Project developers
• Project finance


Masterclass programme

12:00 Registration & Coffee

12:30 Chairman's opening remarks

Tim Warham

Tim Warham, Senior Policy Adviser, Department of Energy and Climate Change

12:40 Why is reform needed?

Tim Warham

Tim Warham, Senior Policy Adviser, Department of Energy and Climate Change

  • Security of supply
  • Decarbonising electricity generation
  • Increasing demand
  • Affordability
  • 13:00 The reform strategy

    Tim Warham

    Tim Warham, Senior Policy Adviser, Department of Energy and Climate Change

  • Contracting for low-carbon generation
  • Contracting for security of supply
  • Discussion
  • 14:30 Questions and Answers

    Tim Warham

    Tim Warham, Senior Policy Adviser, Department of Energy and Climate Change

    15:00 Afternoon Tea

    15:30 Interactive discussion and the road map for the future

    John Harmer

    John Harmer, Principal, Diamond Energy

  • A new institutional framework
  • The EU
  • The next steps
  • 16:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks

    John Harmer

    John Harmer, Principal, Diamond Energy


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