Scotland Policy Conferences

Renewables in Scotland: funding, innovation and next steps for policy

Morning, Wednesday, 22nd November 2017

Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DW

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



It takes place in the context of the upcoming allocation of Contract for Difference funding, due to be announced in Autumn 2017, and with the Scottish Government’s draft Energy Strategy setting a target of delivering half of Scotland’s heat, transport and electricity needs from renewable energy by 2030, this seminar will provide a timely opportunity for policymakers and key stakeholders to discuss key issues for the renewable energy sector.


Delegates will discuss priorities for supporting innovation and commercialisation in the move towards a subsidy-free renewables market - assessing opportunities for attracting investment and reducing barriers faced by businesses seeking to develop large-scale renewable energy projects.


Sessions will also consider policy priorities for further support for Scotland’s energy network, including the rollout of energy storage and demand side response technologies, as well as the next steps for regulation of the grid and transmission networks.



Guests of Honour

Neal Rafferty

Head of Electricity Markets and Network Policy, The Scottish Government

Martin Crouch

Senior Partner, Improving Regulation, Ofgem

Guests of Honour

Neal Rafferty

Head of Electricity Markets and Network Policy, The Scottish Government

Martin Crouch

Senior Partner, Improving Regulation, Ofgem

Keynote Speakers

Dr Stephen Wyatt

Research and Disruptive Innovation Director, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult

Gerry Boyd

Commercial and Innovation Manager, SP Energy Networks

Bill Ireland

Chief Executive Officer, Logan Energy

George Baxter

Head of Strategic Relations, SSE Renewables

Dr Geoffrey Wood

Teaching Fellow, International Energy Law and Policy, University of Stirling

Chairs

Kate Forbes MSP

Member, Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee

Claudia Beamish MSP

Deputy Convenor, Cross-Party Group on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

Speakers

Simon Robinson

Founder and Director, Snell Bridge

Scott Bryant

Sector Manager for Energy Infrastructure, Circular Economy, Zero Waste Scotland

Graham Stein

Head of Network Operability, National Grid

Ross Fairley

Partner and Head of Renewables, Burges Salmon

Matthew Black

Senior Energy Advisor, Fintry Development Trust

John Forster

Chairman, Solar Trade Association Scotland and Forster Group