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Midlands Energy Summit - 2022

Event Information:

Type: Information and Policy

Venue: Hilton Hotel, M1, Junction, 24 Derby Rd, Derby DE74 2YZ, Derbyshire

Date: Thursday, 1 December 2022

Time: 8:30am - 1:30pm

Available To: Members and Non Members

Member Price: FREE

Non-Member Price: FREE


Energy security and future prosperity for the Midlands


Held in partnership with the University of Nottingham’s Energy Innovation and Collaboration team, the 2022 Midlands Energy Summit will explore how Government, businesses and academia come together to ensure that clean growth can underpin our future economy.

At a time where energy prices and security are key factors to enable sustainable economic growth, the Summit will explore how the current international, national and regional landscape impacts on the future of energy creation, supply and storage. We will explore internal and external drivers that will shape end-user energy costs and the ability to meet climate change objectives.

The summit will bring together business, academia and policy makers to explore how we can accelerate the adoption of clean energy technologies and a move towards cleaner new energy industries.

Through a series of key notes, panel discussions and workshops we will look to:

  • Understand the future of energy supply, demand, cost and security and the implications for your business
  • Understand the pace and scale of transition required to tackle climate change and to achieve net zero targets on a local, regional, national and international basis
  • Explore and highlight the regional opportunities and threats
  • Hear about the development of new technologies to ensure business demands are met in the near future and beyond
  • Be part of the discussion on what the regional energy strategy should look like
  • Discuss the regional picture on innovation, energy creation, storage and distribution

Who should attend?

Senior management, business owners and decision makers from all sectors, particularly those responsible for operations, facilities management, energy contract management, business sustainability and environmental activities, plus policy makers, local authorities and those working in any field in, or aligned to, the energy sector.

Agenda Overview - to be finalised:

  • The role of Universities in developing sustainable energy supply and innovative usage and storage solutions 
  • The national picture – Markets evolution and the whole energy system –Dr William Knight, Head of Future Electricity Security Strategy, BEIS 

    Is the electricity market still fit for purpose? Exploring lessons learned as the electricity network is transforming to a low-carbon future that must also deliver security and affordability – the view from Government

Wil currently leads the Future Electricity Security Strategy team at BEIS developing polices and pathways to decarbonise flexible capacity, including hydrogen to power and Decarbonisation Readiness, and is also one of the leads for the REMA flexibility workstream. Before joining BEIS, Wil completed his PhD in public understanding of UK Shale Gas Development at the University of Nottingham and British Geological Survey in 2018, followed by a post-doc researching onshore carbon capture and storage in Europe.

  • The regional picture: Exploring the regional initiatives to reduce Green House Gas emissions in industrial and energy production 
  • Detailing the role of the expertise and world-class facilities in the region
  • University of Nottingham Energy Institute: Overview 
  • The global energy crisis: Implications for the UK’s energy security and net zero ambitions
  • Panel discussion and workshops

On the day there will be opportunities to network over refreshments and a buffet lunch.

Booking your place:

This event is free of charge to attend, please complete the booking form below and joining instructions will be sent in due course, prior to the event date.

If you have any queries on this please contact Policy Team  


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This event is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020. This event is classed as State Aid to participating businesses, but is delivered completely free of charge. For more information about the programme, please visit the 'Energy for Business' website.

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