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Held in partnership with the University of Nottingham’s Energy Institute the 2023 Midlands Energy Summit will explore how businesses, academia and policy makers can come together to ensure that clean growth underpins our future economic landscape.
At a time where energy cost and security remain one of the top concerns for the business community, we will explore how we can accelerate the adoption of clean energy technologies and a move towards cleaner new energy industries.
The Midlands has all the components to lead the development of future energy provision, storage and distribution, with cutting edge developments in energy creation through Fission, Fusion and Hydrogen. We are home to businesses operating at the cutting-edge of the practical application and global roll out of future energy technologies, as well as Universities, who are at the global center of developing expertise in the commercial application of nuclear and hydrogen technologies.
On the day there will be a series of keynote presentations, panel discussions and workshops, the agenda to date includes:
- Welcome and detail of how the University of Nottingham is building a sustainable future in unprecedented times Andy Nolan, Development and Sustainability Director, University of Nottingham
- Review of wholesale energy markets and what can be done to mitigate high priced and volatile energy markets – Steve Atkins, Head of Global Trades at Consultus
- Carbon Neutrality at Toyota, Burnaston – John Malpas, Senior Manager, Environment and Carbon Neutrality Project, Toyota Motor Manufacturing UK Limited
- National Grid Energy Insights and Analysis Team – Understanding the future of energy supply and demand and the pace and scale of the transition required. Modelling supply, demand and flexibility out to 2050 as part of their Future Energy Scenarios work.
- Regional energy collaboration and innovation for the net zero agenda – Faye McAnulla, Programme Director for the Energy Research Accelerator (ERA). Faye will provide an update on ERA and partner’s work across the region including related to hydrogen, clean energy and green innovation
- How cutting-edge energy research informs real world solutions – Professor David Grant, Director of the University of Nottingham Energy Institute
Other speakers, panel and workshops to be announced.
What outcomes can you expect from joining us
- 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 and national energy strategy should look like
- Discuss the regional picture on innovation, energy creation, storage and distribution