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RenewableUK’s members are building our future energy system, powered by clean electricity. We bring them together to deliver that future faster; a future which is better for industry, billpayers, and the environment. We support over 400 member companies to ensure increasing amounts of renewable electricity are deployed across the UK and to access export markets all over the world. Our members are business leaders, technology innovators, and expert thinkers from right across industry.

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The STA is the UK’s leading voice for the solar and storage industries, with a proven track record of winning breakthroughs across the sector. Since 1978, the STA has worked to promote the benefits of solar and to make its adoption easy and profitable for domestic and commercial users. Our incisive research, policy development, and lobbying helps shape Government policy and regulation to reinforce solar’s exceptional synergies with storage, EVs and smart grids. ​

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Programme

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08:45 - 09:20          Registration
 

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09:20 - 10:50          A1: State of the Nation: a review of the UK PPA market

Latest trends in the UK PPA market and lessons learnt from sector leaders.

Our commitment to net zero is shared between individuals, business and government. As businesses and public bodies look at how to respond to this climate emergency, PPAs look set to grow rapidly. This session looks at progress so far and next steps.

Speakers

  • Helen Dewhurst, Corporate Sustainability Associate, Bloomberg New Energy Finance




     

  • Phil Dominy, Director: Corporate Finance – Energy & Infrastructure, EY

    Phil Dominy is a Director in a dedicated market-leading team at EY, of over 30 energy specialists in strategy and corporate finance, based in London. Phil is passionate about fighting climate change through an increased uptake of renewable energy, and helping large companies do the right thing. He is a leading expert in developing renewable energy strategies, together with originating and negotiating long-term PPAs for large corporates in multiple countries around the world, including the UK, US, India, Mexico, Australia, South Africa, Thailand, Ireland, France, Portugal, Spain and elsewhere in Europe. Phil is also well recognised in the renewables sector for his role as Senior Advisor for EY’s Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Indices. This established bi-annual publication provides a view on the attractiveness for investment in 40 countries across the world.
     

  • Matthew Fell, Deputy Director, CBI

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10:50 - 11:30          Break

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11:30 - 12:45          A2: Corporate PPAs - new signings and sector progress update

New UK corporate PPA signings and latest developments

More and more businesses are signing PPAs as they look to deliver on their RE100 and wider sustainability commitments. The last year has seen high profile sign-ups to 100% renewable power.

Speakers

  • Kenneth Matthews, Senior Manager, AWS Energy Strategy, Amazon Web Services
     

  • TBC, Anglican Water 

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12:45 - 14:00          Lunch and Networking

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14:00 - 15:15          A3: Public Sector PPAs and our Climate Emergency

More and more public bodies are responding to the climate emergency and looking afresh at how PPAs can help

 With more and more local authorities and other public bodes taking action on reducing their direct and indirect climate impacts, public sector PPAs and direct investment into renewables projects has emerged as a hot topic for 2020.

Speakers

  • Carolyn McKenzie, Head of Sustainable Business & Communities, Kent County Council
     

  • Nigel Hartnup, Director of Energy, Laser Energy

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15:15 - 15:45          Break and Networking

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15:45 - 17:00          A4: International PPA developments

The UK is only one of a number of rapidly growing PPA markets. Here we compare and contrast to other leading European markets.

Speakers
 

  • TBC, RE100

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17:00 - 17:10          Conference Close and Thanks

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17:15 - 18:30          Drinks Reception

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