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A flexible grid for the future

Inquiry

** Following the announcement that a General Election will be held on 4 July, Select Committees will be unable to meet from 24 May and will cease to exist from 30 May until after the General Election. This work has therefore closed.**

 

This inquiry is here to look at how the grid develops, whether there is a need for one size fits all solution or whether more local solutions might deliver quicker benefits. The inquiry is likely to touch on planning, devolution of decision making, the potential for new pricing that reflects more local solutions, and REMA.

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Friday 25 August 2023.

Upcoming events

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Past events

Wednesday 24 April 2024
10:00am Public
Oral evidence session 24 April 2024
Pre-appointment hearing for the Chair of the National Energy System Operator - Oral evidence
10:00am
  • Paul Golby
A flexible grid for the future - Oral evidence
11:00am
  • Justin Tomlinson MP (Minister of State at Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
  • Dan Osgood (Director of Energy Markets and Analysis at Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
  • Emily Bourne (Director of Energy Systems and Networks at Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
Room 16, Palace of Westminster
Wednesday 20 March 2024
2:00pm Public
A flexible grid for the future - Oral evidence 20 March 2024
2:00pm
  • Alice Delahunty (President at National Grid Electricity Transmission)
  • Christianna Logan (Director of Customers and Stakeholders at SSEN Transmission)
  • Phil Jones (Chair at Energy Networks Association)
3:00pm
  • Eleanor Warburton (Director of Energy Systems Management and Security at Ofgem)
  • Claire Dykta (Strategy and Policy Director at Electricity System Operator)
  • Dr Graham Pannell (Energy Systems Specialist at Independent Renewable Energy Generators Group)
Room 15, Palace of Westminster
Wednesday 7 February 2024
2:00pm Public
A flexible grid for the future - Oral evidence 7 February 2024
2:00pm
  • Rachel Fletcher (Director of Regulation and Economics at Octopus Energy)
  • Jason Mann (Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting)
  • Andy Manning (Principal Economic Regulation Specialist at Citizens Advice)
  • Johnny Gowdy (Director at Regen)
3:00pm
  • Nick Geddes (Business Leader, Whole Systems and Networks at Energy Systems Catapult)
  • Nick Winser CBE (Electricity Networks Commissioner at Independent Government Advisor)
Room 15, Palace of Westminster
Wednesday 17 January 2024
10:00am Public
A flexible grid for the future - Oral evidence 17 January 2024
10:00am
  • Kevin O’Donovan (Senior Vice President Europe and Managing Director of UK and Ireland at Statkraft)
  • Ian Lawrie (Chief Executive Officer at Island Green Power)
  • Mike Parr (Engineer (Professional) at Challoch Energy Limited)
11:00am
  • Keith Anderson (Chief Executive at ScottishPower)
  • Professor Keith Bell (Co-Director at UK Energy Research Centre)
  • Barney Wharton (Director of Future Electricity Systems at RenewableUK)
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House

Contact us

  • Email: commonsesnz@parliament.uk
  • Phone: Media: 07720 202 985/ florenceo@parliament.uk
  • Address: Energy Security and Net Zero Committee, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA