0900: Coffee and registration

0930: Plenary

Chair – Hugh McNeal, Chief Executive, RenewableUK

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Welsh Government and renewable energy

Prys Davies is the Deputy Director of Energy, Water and Flood, and will be giving the perspective of Welsh Government on the energy sector.

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“The role of renewable energy for future generations”

Sophie is the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, responsible for holding to account the delivery bodies for the Well-Being of Future Generations. She has previously held posts at the Equality and Human Rights Commission, South Wales Police, Sport Wales and as a Special Advisor in Welsh Government.

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“A 12 month retrospective for the industry”

Jeremy is currently Head of Development Strategy at RWE Innogy UK, and has held senior posts at the company since 2009. He Chairs the Strategy Group of RenewableUK Cymru which sets the strategic direction for activities of RenewableUK in Wales.

1030: Coffee break

1115: The New Welsh Politics

Chair – John Underwood, Freshwater UK

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“What does the new Assembly mean for politics in Wales?”

Richard Wyn Jones joined the staff of Cardiff University in February 2009 as Director of the Wales Governance Centre, having previously worked as Professor of Welsh Politics and founding Director of the Institute of Welsh Politics at the Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University. He has written extensively on contemporary Welsh politics, devolved politics in the UK and nationalism.

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“The realpolitik of post-election relationships?”

Daran is the Managing Director of Positif Politics and is a prolific commentator on Welsh politics. He has featured prominently in the public affairs sector in Wales since 1999, and was the Campaign Director of the successful ‘Yes for Wales’ cross-party campaign for securing primary legislative powers for the National Assembly in 2011.

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“The importance of the EU to the renewable energy sector”

Joseph Dutton is a research fellow in the Energy Policy Group, working on politics of UK and European energy policy interactions..

Professor Karen Turner
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“Is the new Scottish politics really new?”

Karen is Director of the Centre for Energy Policy at the University of Strathclyde International Public Policy Institute. The main focus of her current work is investigating economy-wide rebound effects and macroeconmic impacts of energy efficiency enhancing and/or carbon reduction technologies.

1230: Networking lunch

1400: Afternoon sessions

Maximising the value of your wind asset

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“Can local ownership build long-term strategic alliances?”

Repowering of existing wind sites is likely to be an increasing activity in future. Can local ownership be a route to engaging the host community to champion projects and associated developments? Cheryl is superbly placed to answer the question, having a strong pedigree in community engagement, and on local partnership working, in her role as Director of RegenSW.

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“Co-locating solar with wind”

Daniel is an associate project manager with Vattenfall, and is leading on the development of a solar farm at an existing wind power site.

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“Remote monitoring and energy storage”

Cleverson is a thought leader for smart grid applications and power systems, and is the Sales Director at S&C Europe.

Neil Douglas of Natural Power
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“Levelised cost of energy; reducing it for wind”

Neil has been involved in the renewables industry for over 20 years. His specialist knowledge covers technical due diligence, wind farm asset management, wind farm design and resource assessment and wind lidar technology. He holds Director level responsibility within Natural Power for Levelised Cost of Energy (LCOE), a role focussed on driving cost of energy reductions.

Everything except wind

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“Wave Hub in Wales”

Stuart leads on developing the commercial framework for Wave Hub Ltd operations and commercial negotiations with all Wave Hub clients. Stuart is actively involved in providing the commercial content of all contracts, identifying new business opportunities, and leading on delivery of a corporate strategy to maximise revenue.

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“Cost-effective biomass”

Founder and Managing Director of HRS, a group of companies providing innovative energy recovery solutions to the Oil, Gas and Power industries worldwide and specialising in gas turbine heat recovery and clean energy.

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“Building integrated PV”

Daniel is the CEO and co-founder of BIPVCo, a manufacturer of BIPV products.

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“Fully-funded PV is still here”

Tim heads up development for social enterprise Empower Community in Wales, currently delivering free PV for social housing, while assembling the ‘area-wide, whole house’ approach. Tim is in negotiations with social housing providers across Wales aiming to assist 100,000 families in Wales out of fuel poverty. Tim is also promoting a Smart House solution providing storage, LED lights, smart switching and smart meters and more – a mass roll-out would be a world first for Wales.

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“Energy Storage; an enabling technology”

Mícheál joined the RES Energy Storage team in 2014 as a project manager focused on developing RES’ portfolio of energy storage sites.  Prior to joining the Energy Storage team, Mícheál worked in the Onshore Wind development team at RES. Mícheál joined RES from Irish engineering consultancy firm Jennings O’Donovan & Partners in 2013.

1515: Coffee break and second half of Wales v England

1600: Energy Question Time

Chair – Cathy Owens, Deryn

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The Conservatives are unable to attend the event
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The Green Party representative will be Grenville Ham..
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Jenny Rathbone, Assembly Member for Cardiff Central, will represent Labour at the political debate..
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 The Liberal Democrat representative will be Baroness Jenny Randerson.
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 The representative for Plaid Cymru will be Llyr Huws Gruffydd, Assembly Member for North Wales.
UKIP will not be sending a representative.

 

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