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FT Energy Transition Strategies Summit 2019

The Next Chapter: Policy, Technology, New Businesses

London |
Speakers include:
Pratima  Rangarajan

Pratima Rangarajan

OGCI Climate Investments

The Rt Hon Claire Perry MP

The Rt Hon Claire Perry MP

George David Banks

George David Banks

Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University

Overview

A new sense of urgency has entered the discussions regarding the energy transition. With emissions rising and the realisation that without drastic action the world is on a track to runaway climate change by the end of the century, recognition is growing of the need for a new level of ambition in current efforts to decarbonise and transform the global energy system.  Decarbonisation of the industrial sector, heating and transportation, as well as the development of zero emissions technologies, including CCS and hydrogen, are the new frontier, as well as the mass electrification which will be needed to achieve this. Meanwhile, the renewables sector remains fragmented, lacking the capacity for sustained long-term investment on a global scale, the incumbent fossil fuel system remains resilient despite years of effort to displace it, and politicians remain divided against a backdrop of growing populism and signs of a rising carbon backlash.

The FT Energy Transition Strategies Summit 2019 will trace the contours of the energy transition, examining the key issues shaping the market and the fortunes of the companies involved. 

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Speakers (17)

Pratima  Rangarajan

Pratima Rangarajan

CEO
OGCI Climate Investments
The Rt Hon Claire Perry MP

The Rt Hon Claire Perry MP

Minister of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
George David Banks

George David Banks

Executive Vice President at American Council for Capital Formation
Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University
Kareen Boutonnat

Kareen Boutonnat

Group COO
Lightsource BP
Richard Newell

Richard Newell

President and CEO
Resources for the Future
Francois  Austin

Francois Austin

Partner and Head of Energy
Oliver Wyman

Francois Austin is the leader of Oliver Wyman’s Energy practice. He has 20 years of consulting experience focused on translating business strategies and ideas into demonstrable results. Mr Austin specialises in business strategy, post-merger integration, performance improvement, risk management and leadership development and has led a number of change improvement programmes, working at board level within the oil and gas, utilities and financial services sectors. Mr Austin has lived in London, Paris, Rotterdam and the US, equipping him with a deep understanding of, and varied perspective on, the challenges that face the leadership teams of global organisations. He has contributed to various management books, including The Discipline of Market Leaders, Surfing on the Edge of Chaos and has co-authored Strategic Thinking in Tactical Times and How to Run a Bank. Prior to Oliver Wyman, Mr Austin was a Founding Director of Corven, a global management consulting and financial advisory firm with offices in the UK, North America and Asia. Mr Auston Francois holds a double honours degree in Economics and Economic history.

Marco  Alverà

Marco Alverà

Chief Executive Officer
Snam
Lord Adair Turner

Lord Adair Turner

Chair
Energy Transitions Commission

Lord Adair Turner is the Chairman of Energy Transitions Commission. He also chairs the Institute for New Economic Thinking. He previously chaired the UK Financial Services Authority and UK Climate Committee. He also worked at McKinsey & Company, the Confederation of British Industry and Merrill Lynch.

Alex Schneiter

Alex Schneiter

CEO
Lundin Petroleum
Jan Andersson

Jan Andersson

Market Development Analyst
Wärtsilä Energy Business, Europe
Keith Owen

Keith Owen

H21 Programme Manager and Head of Systems Development and Energy Strategy
Northern Gas Works
Andy Perry

Andy Perry

Energy Partner
Oliver Wyman
Matthew Wright

Matthew Wright

UK Managing Director
Ørsted
Andy Kinsella

Andy Kinsella

Group Chief Executive
Mainstream Renewable Power
Jeff Hamel

Jeff Hamel

Director of Global Energy and Enterprise Partnerships
Google/Nest
Huibert Vigeveno

Huibert Vigeveno

Executive Vice President, Global Commercial
Shell
Sinead Lynch

Sinead Lynch

UK Country Chair
Shell
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Chair and Moderator (2)

Leslie Hook

Leslie Hook

Environment and Clean Energy Correspondent
Financial Times

Leslie Hook is the FT’s Environment and Clean Energy Correspondent, based in London. Since joining the Financial Times in 2010, she has reported from Beijing and most recently from San Francisco, where she covered Uber and self-driving cars. She was a fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University during the 2013-2014 academic year, and a recipient of the FT’s Jones-Mauthner Memorial Prize (runner-up) in 2017. Previously she was at the Wall Street Journal and the Far Eastern Economic Review.

David  Sheppard

David Sheppard

Energy Editor
Financial Times

David Sheppard is Energy Editor at the Financial Times. He joined the FT as Deputy Commodities Editor in April 2016, following an 8 year career at Reuters covering oil markets and the Middle East from London, New York and Iraq.

A Gerald Loeb award winner, he helps coordinate the FT's coverage of oil and commodity markets, as well as focusing on trading houses and investment banks in the sector.

Agenda - 27th Jun

  • 9:00am
    Opening Remarks from the Chair
  • 9:05am
    Keynote Address/ Interview

     

  • 9:20am
    Countering the Climate Backlash: Policy Making in the Age of Populism

    Policy making is sometimes described as ‘the elephant in the room’ in the energy transition. Politicians stand accused of failing to keep pace with the pace of technology change and innovation in the industry. Populism is on the rise, and the recent backlash against carbon taxes in France and elsewhere have shown that a meaningful/universal carbon price is unlikely any time soon. Yet the stakes are high, with energy demand set to rise significantly in the year ahead and climate experts warning of a 12-year window in which to keep global warming to the 1.5C above pre-industrial levels. Governments will need to ‘think big’ to incentivise the scale of action that will be needed for the next crucial stage of the energy transition. What are the policies governments are pursuing to ensure the necessary decarbonisation takes place and energy needs are met? How is the current carbon backlash impacting policy making with regards to energy? If collective efforts to affect change through climate diplomacy are failing, what is plan ‘B’ for climate and energy?

    The Rt Hon Claire Perry MP, Minister of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
    George David Banks, Executive Vice President, American Council for Capital Formation: Adjunct Research Scholar, Columbia University
    The Rt Hon Tomasz Dąbrowski, Undersecretary of State for Energy, Poland

  • 10:00am
    Keynote

    Huibert Vigeveno, Executive Vice President, Global Commercial, Shell

  • 10:15am
    Panel: Transition Perspectives: The Next Chapter – From Experimentation to Pragmatic Action

    Renewables are advancing, absorbing twice as much investment for power generation as coal, gas, oil and nuclear combined last year. Sales of EVs are gaining momentum, and battery costs are rapidly declining. Yet despite considerable effort, fossil fuels, which accounted for some 81% of energy mix in 2008, remain at that same level, with the IEA predicting the level to drop to only 74% in 2040. Given this scenario, are we really in an energy transition, and if so, what are we transitioning from and to, and where are we headed?

    Sinead Lynch, UK Country Chair, Shell
    Richard Newell, President and CEO, Resources for the Future
    Andy Kinsella, Group Chief Executive, Mainstream Renewable Power
    Alex Schneiter, President and Chief Executive Officer, Lundin

  • 11:00am
    Networking Coffee Break
  • 11:20am
    Keynote Interview

    Francois Austin, Partner and Head of Energy Practice, Oliver Wyman

  • 11:35am
    Panel: The Long Race: Deep Decarbonisation and Prospects for Advanced Zero/Negative Emissions Technologies

    With the decarbonisation of the power and transport underway, the heavy lifting of the energy transition - the decarbonisation of heating and industry lies ahead. The measures which decarbonisation will entail - the displacement of coal and gas as feedstocks and as fuel in some industrial processes, as well as the potential for hydrogen to replace gas in residential heating, have important implications and for energy demand, and for the broader energy system. And with CCS, viewed as a potential game-changer in the process, prospects for the technology could be transformed Longer-term, negative emissions technologies which remove carbon directly from the air are expected to come into play. What would a net zero emissions energy system look like, and how do we get there?  What are the implications for the energy system? What are the commercial challenges, prospects and potential timelines for CCS, hydrogen and negative emission technologies?

    Lord Adair Turner, Chairman, The Institute for New Economic Thinking and Chair, Energy Transitions Commission (ETC)
    Keith Owen, H21 Programme Manager and Head of Systems Development & Energy Strategy, Northern Gas Networks
    Pratima Rangarajan, CEO, OGCI Climate Investments

     

  • 12:25pm
    The Lex Debate
  • 1:05pm
    Networking Lunch
  • 2:05pm
    Panel: The Future of Renewables and the Challenge of Mass Electrification

    Are renewables a mere ‘dependent output’ of the fossil fuelled economy, or the baseload of the future? Opinion on the future of renewables are sharply divided, with some pointing to the expected fourfold increase in electricity which will be needed to meet the demand of an expanded EV fleet, heating, and a prospective hydrogen economy, and to the limitations of renewables and batteries which may impede their expansion. Yet developments currently underway, to include the growing involvement of large and small corporates in renewables procurement and generation, to financial, technological and project innovation point to the possibility of a different future. What role will renewables plus batteries plus cross-border interconnections (‘supergrids’) plus in the path to mass electrification? Will intermittency remain a barrier to large-scale renewable deployment, or will batteries open a new frontier in renewables’ fortunes? Will renewables and batteries remain the headline act of the transition, or will gas with CCS or hydrogen give them ‘a run for their money’?

    Marco Alverà, Chief Executive Officer, Snam
    Kareen Boutonnat, Group Chief Operating Officer, Lightsource BP
    Matthew Wright, UK Managing Director, Ørsted  
    Andy Perry, Energy Principal, Oliver Wyman

  • 2:55pm
    Keynote

    Jan Andersson,Market Development Analyst, Wärtsilä Energy Business, Europe

  • 3:10pm
    Panel: Moving Towards the Customer - A Future in Energy Services?

    As the transition gets underway, energy companies are exploring the potential for new business and revenue streams in the burgeoning field of energy services - from demand management and battery installation to smart homes to personalised services tailored to the customers unique needs.  How is the relationship between energy customers and their customers being transformed as the forces of digitisation, distribution and decentralisation take hold, and what opportunities does this present? Can traditional energy companies make viable businesses in energy services, and will shareholders support? What will be the balance between the traditional/conventional and asset based and the customer focussed aspects of the business, and how are energy companies building capabilities to compete in these markets? What are potential services innovations which can create value for both residential and industrial customers? From virtual power plants and P2P trading and personalised energy services, how is digitisation creating new business opportunities and revenue streams for energy companies?

    Jeff Hamel, Director of Global Energy and Enterprise, Google/Nest
    Stephen Fitzpatrick, CEO, OVO

     

  • 4:00pm
    Networking Coffee Break
  • 4:20pm
    Panel: The Energy Industry and the Rise of Shareholder Activism

    Mark van Baal, CEO, Follow This  

  • 5:00pm
    Panel: Roundtable Discussions

    Roundtable 1: M&A: Building Capacity for the Energy Transition

    Roundtable 2: Energy and Health: The New Battleground

    Roundtable 3: Energy Justice: Myth and Reality

    Roundtable 4: Hydrogen Economy: The Long Game?

    Roundtable 5: Electrifying Transport

  • 5:30pm
    Networking Drinks

Who Attends?

FT Live has a reputation for delivering very senior board level audiences to attend a wide range of world class thought-leadership events across the globe for nearly 40 years.

The FT Energy Transition Strategies Summit will be attended by senior decision-makers from the following sectors:

  • Fossil Fuels (Oil & Gas, Coal)
  • Power/Utilities
  • Clean Energy (Renewables, Carbon Capture and Storage, Smart Grid, Energy Efficiency, Virtual Power Plants) and Nuclear
  • Green Financiers and Investors
  • Corporates/Energy End Users
  • Electric Vehicles/Alternative Fuels and EV Infrastructure
  • Battery and Energy Storage Suppliers
  • Energy Consultants and Lawyers
  • Government, National, Local, Municipal and Community power
  • Metals, Materials and Rare Earth Mineral Suppliers
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Why Attend?

  • Discuss how the forces of decarbonisation, digitisation and decentralisation are transforming energy markets
  • Explore the next trigger points of the industry’s transformation
  • Discover on the implications of the energy transition for the economy, current investment and jobs  
  • Debate whether energy storage will bridge the gap between intermittent renewables and 24/7 energy reliability  
  • Hear the latest thinking on how energy companies can adjust to an increasingly data-driven energy future and the business models they are developing to stay in the game
  • Play long and short with the FT on leading industry technologies and trends: emerging markets leapfrog, world’s last coal plant, prospects for a first oil company renewables mega deal.
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Venue

Hilton Tower Bridge Hotel
5 More London Place, Tooley Street
London SE1 2BY

United Kingdom

Tel: +44-203-002-4300

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Presented by (1)

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. The FT marks 130 years in 2018 with a record paying readership of more than 940,000, three-quarters of which are digital subscriptions. It is part of Nikkei Inc, which provides a broad range of information, news and services for the global business community.

Lead Sponsors (3)

Oliver Wyman is a global leader in management consulting. With offices in 50+ cities across nearly 30 countries, Oliver Wyman combines deep industry knowledge with specialized expertise in strategy, operations, risk management, and organization transformation. The firm has more than 4,500 professionals around the world who help clients optimize their business, improve their operations and risk profile, and accelerate their organizational performance to seize the most attractive opportunities. Oliver Wyman is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies [NYSE: MMC], a global professional services firm offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and people. Marsh is a leader in insurance broking and risk management; Guy Carpenter is a leader in providing risk and reinsurance intermediary services; Mercer is a leader in health, wealth and career consulting; and Oliver Wyman is a leader in management consulting. With annual revenue of more than $13 billion and more than 60,000 colleagues worldwide, Marsh & McLennan Companies provides analysis, advice and transactional capabilities to clients in more than 130 countries. The Company is committed to being a responsible corporate citizen and making a positive impact in the communities in which it operates. Visit www.mmc.com for more information and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @MMC_Global.

Wärtsilä Energy Solutions is leading the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future. As an Energy System Integrator, we understand, design, build and serve optimal power systems for future generations. Our offering includes ultra-flexible internal combustion engine-based power plants, hybridised solar power plants, energy storage & integration solutions, as well as gas to power systems. Wärtsilä’s solutions provide the needed flexibility to integrate renewables and secure power system reliability. Wärtsilä has 68 GW of installed power plant capacity in 177 countries around the world.

Associate Sponsor (2)

Lundin Petroleum is one of the leading independent oil and gas companies in Europe, creating sustainable, long-term value across the full spectrum of the oil and gas value chain.

With a strategic focus on Norway, we develop oil and gas resources efficiently and responsibly for a sustainable and low carbon energy future. We seek to be part of the energy transition by providing affordable and reliable energy that is produced with the lowest possible carbon footprint. It is this innovative mind-set that lies behind our success on the Norwegian continental shelf and makes us an industry leader in low carbon operations.

Uniper is an international energy company with around 12,000 employees. In the UK, it owns and operates a diverse portfolio of power and gas assets and its generation fleet makes a tangible contribution to Britain’s supply security. 

Through its trading activities, it makes its power production available to the market, and provides balancing services to the UK system operator. It buys and sells natural gas, brought to the UK via pipelines or LNG terminals. Uniper also has a stake in BBL, a 235km gas pipeline between Balgzand in the Netherlands and Bacton, and significant long-term regasification capacity at the Grain LNG terminal in Kent.

In addition, it owns and operate the gas storage facility at Holford in Cheshire and two high-pressure gas pipelines.

The Nottingham-based Uniper Engineering Academy offers purpose-built facilities delivering bespoke training programmes to match energy business needs anywhere in the world and is accredited as an approved provider under the Government’s apprenticeship levy programme.

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