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A flexible grid for the future


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.

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Past events

Wednesday 7 February 2024
2:00pm Public
A flexible grid for the future - Oral evidence 7 February 2024
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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
Wednesday 29 November 2023
10:00am Public
A flexible grid for the future - Oral evidence 29 November 2023
  • Julia Prescot (Deputy Chair at National Infrastructure Commission)
  • Estelle Dehon KC (Barrister in environment and planning at Cornerstone Barristers)
  • Robbie Owen (Board Secretary and Director at The National Infrastructure Planning Association)
  • Alan Law (Deputy Chief Executive at Natural England)
  • Fiona Gilmore (Founder at Suffolk Energy Action Solutions)
  • Jo Wall (Senior Strategy Director at Local Partnerships)
  • Justin Johnson (Development Manager at Rutland County Council)
Room 18, Palace of Westminster
Wednesday 8 November 2023
10:00am Public
A flexible grid for the future - Oral evidence 8 November 2023
  • Jenny Russon (Research and Campaigns Officer at MCS Foundation)
  • James Johnston (CEO and Co-founder at Piclo)
  • Sarah Honan (Policy Manager for Demand Side Flexibility at The Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE))
  • Dr Mary Gillie (Founder and Director at Energy Local)
  • Mark Apsey (Managing Director at Ameresco)
  • Dan Stone (Senior Planner for Net Zero at Centre for Sustainable Energy)
Room 15, Palace of Westminster

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  • Address: Energy Security and Net Zero Committee, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA