SEMINAR: 2013 ANNUAL REVIEW OF THE UTILITIES
Focussing primarily on our Power Utilities and with some attention to our Water Utilities, FES has brought together 3 excellent and highly knowledgeable speakers;
Dr Gareth Davies, Director at Poyry Energy Consulting - who will speak on the Big Picture of Power and Water UK Utilities
Jeremy Nicholson, Head of the Energy Intensive Users Group - on the Business Consumer's Perspective
Mark Powell, Head of Power & Utilities at AT Kearney - who will cover the Strategic and Policy Implications
Background and questions to ponder:
Looking back on 2012 how did the utilities sector perform as a whole and in comparison to each other?
Does the debt profile of the Big 6 make the large scale investment wanted by the government impossible?
Has the regulatory regime of OFWAT proved superior to OFGEM in controlling costs to consumers and managing investment?
What will happen to the nuclear replacement program now that Centrica has pulled out?
Hoiw do customers see their utilities and what do they want from them?
Do London's supersewer numbers add up and will it be built on time?
What are the prospects for the power and water utilities in the years to come?
and many more . . . !
About our Speakers:
Dr Gareth Davies is a Director in Pöyry with 17 years experience in energy policy analysis and energy market economics. Since joining Pöyry he has analysed many aspects of the changing energy policy environment including the costs of meeting the EU 2020 renewable energy targets, future security of gas and electricity supply in a decarbonised market and the design of capacity markets. He has recently directed studies on future low-carbon energy systems in the UK, the Netherlands and Germany and was Pöyry’s lead economic and financial expert for the company’s support to the NER300 process. Prior to joining Pöyry he was Managing Consultant in the Energy Team at Oxera Consulting. His work there focused on issues of security of supply, climate change and energy market liberalisation.
Mark Powell today is head of Power and Utilities at AT Kearney. Before then he was a consulting partner and head of Power and Utilities at KPMG.
Jeremy Nicholson is Director of the Energy Intensive Users Group, which campaigns for secure, competitive energy supplies for UK industry. He trained as a civil engineer with the Halcrow group, specialising in infrastructure and regulatory projects for utilities and their regulators. He spent four years as an economic analyst working on demand forecasting and strategic business plans for a group of French owned water companies in the UK before joining the EIUG in 2000. He is a Board member of IFIEC Europe (the International Federation of Industrial Energy Consumers), the government’s Business Energy Forum, Ofgem’s Environmental Advisory Group, and a Fellow of the Energy Institute.
Program (all times are close approximates):
4.30 - 5.00 p.m. - Registration, Coffee
5.00 - 5.10 p.m. - Opening Remarks
5.10 - 5.25 p.m. - Speaker 1: Dr Gareth Davies
5.25 - 5.40 p.m. - Speaker 2: Jeremy Nicholson
5.40 - 5.55 p.m. - Speaker 3: Mark Powell
5.55 - 6.25 p.m. - Q&A
6.25 - 6.30 p.m. - Closing Remarks
6.30 - 8.00 p.m. - Reception (with alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and canapes included)
The Event will be hosted at Allen & Overy as listed above. Please purchase tickets in advance online.