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JUN 24

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The Capitol, 431 Union Street, Aberdeen, AB11 6DA

The Grid

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Everyone agrees the grid must expand. But what is the best way to expand this crucial piece of national infrastructure, which takes into account both new demand and new supply? Following the success of North Sea 2, E-FWD returns to take on the issue central to the UK’s future plans.

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Workshops
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SESSION 1

Expanding Interconnectors

Can we solve the grid's problems by building out new capacity, bringing power to where it is needed?  National Grid is working on planning reforms, while still retaining its central role. Should the UK resolve its transmission problems via more sophisticated planning, or would deepening market involvement be more effective?
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SESSION 2

Tackling Demand

Reforms to the electricity market could incentivise demand in new areas. Is locational pricing an economist's pipe dream or does it hold the key to resolving gridlock? 
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SESSION 3

Energy Storage

Electricity is hard to store, but there are ways to tackle the problem. Should we find new ways of thinking about energy storage and more sophisticated ways of consuming power?
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SESSION 4

CCUS / Hydrogen

Pipelines and ships also provide the ability to move energy and emissions. Can the UK progress its CCS and hydrogen projects to capture some of the new low carbon drive, particularly as Track 1 clusters reach a critical point?
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Agenda
16.00
Arrival drinks, canapés & networking
17.00
Welcome by Owen Wyatt, Chief Growth Officer, DC Thomson
17.15
Workshops commence
18.15
Refreshment break
18.45
Workshop reflections
19.15
Policymakers panel and Q&A
20.00
Networking - food and drink served
21.30
Event concludes

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