Future energy systems webinar series: how can a flexible energy system help deliver net zero?

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The delivery of future net zero energy systems will require radically different ways of doing things, including novel technologies, new habits for consumers, new business models, new collaborations and new regulatory and governance frameworks.

This three-part webinar series, hosted by the Carbon Trust, will discuss the role of flexibility in an energy system and its importance in achieving net zero targets in the UK.

We will explore key topics including the role of flexibility in local energy systems, transport and heat decarbonisation, and provide the opportunity to hear different perspectives from across industry and public sector through moderated discussions.


Future energy systems: the role of local energy systems in unlocking flexibility

Tuesday 30 June, 3 to 4pm BST
  • Rick Curtis, programme manager, smart energy systems, Greater London Authority
  • Steve Atkins, DSO transition manager, Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN)
  • Manu Ravishankar, senior manager, energy systems, the Carbon Trust



Future energy systems: decarbonising transport and the role of flexibility

Tuesday 7 July,  3 to 4pm BST
  • Evie Trolove, innovation project lead, UK Power Networks
  • Vincent De Rul, director of energy solutions, EDF Energy
  • Andrew Lever, director, energy systems, the Carbon Trust



Future energy systems: decarbonising heat and the role of flexibility

Tuesday 14 July, 3 to 4pm BST
  • Matt Watson, innovation and low carbon networks engineer, Western Power Distribution
  • Keith Owen, chair of the Hydrogen Working Group, Institute of Gas Engineers and Managers (IGEM)
  • Hannah Evans, manager, energy systems, the Carbon Trust



The webinar series will also provide an introduction to the Flexibility in Great Britain project, a vital project that will investigate the role of a flexible energy system in achieving a net zero economy by a new cross sector consortium. The project, led by the Carbon Trust and supported by Imperial College, will explore the potential for an integrated and flexible energy system to reduce the cost of reaching the UK's net zero goal by 2050.


Who should attend the webinar series?
  • National and local government
  • Energy industry
  • Academia
  • Innovation agencies in the UK and Europe


Please note this webinar is for Carbon Trust clients and stakeholders only. We reserve the right to decline unsuitable registrants in order to ensure an appropriate event audience.