All-Energy & Dcarbonise 2020 Webinar Series Review

All-Energy & Dcarbonise 2020 Webinar Series Review

26 webinars and counting!

Countless Insights on Delivering Net Zero

We created the All-Energy and Dcarbonise webinar series with one thing in mind: supporting the renewable and low carbon energy community during a time of unprecedented challenge. We launched the webinar series with four webinars on what would have been the original dates of the All-Energy & Dcarbonise 2020 event – the 13 and 14 May. We rapidly found the level of support and participation was outstanding.

Capitalising on that success, we now host monthly webinars on the hottest low carbon and renewables topics, including offshore and onshore wind, hydrogen, inclusive transition, community and local energy, solar energy and more. We ramped up the volume in November by holding the All-Energy & Dcarbonise Virtual Summit, which comprised eight webinars over three days, with stellar speakers including Rt Hon Nicola Sturgeon MSP and Paul Wheelhouse MSP.

Click below to view the full series overview and tune in to our sessions on-demand.

Offshore wind: Keeping our eye on the long term prize

Offshore wind: Keeping our eye on the long term prize

Our industry is a critical part of our UK and global response to climate change. The UK is a world leader in offshore wind, and we are seeing rapid expansion across the globe. But in the midst of a global pandemic, how does our industry prioritise and stay on the path to low carbon growth. We bring together leading figures from across our industry to talk about the continued opportunity for offshore wind and reflect on what our changed environment means for our businesses.

Chair: Maf Smith, Director, Lumen Energy & Environment

Panelists:
● Jonathan Cole, Managing Director, Iberdrola Global Offshore Wind Business
● Mary Thorogood, Senior Specialist, Strategy, Business Development and Government Relations, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind
● Benj Sykes, Vice President, UK Offshore. Head of UK Market Development, Consenting & External Affairs, Ørsted and Industry Chair, OWIC
● Christina Horspool, Environment Division Manager, Xodus Group
● Morris Bray, Senior Business Development Manager, National Grid Ventures.

Panel Q&A

Speakers

Maf Smith
Maf Smith
Director, Lumen Energy & Environment

Maf Smith is the founding director of specialist consultancy Lumen Energy & Environment. He is an expert in energy transition, with a 20+ year leadership career in the renewable sector.

Between 2012 and 2019 Maf was the Deputy CEO of RenewableUK. In this time he was chief spokesperson, represented industry at all levels of Government, and managed the Association’s membership and commercial growth. Prior to this Maf worked in DECC on Electricity Market Reform, was Director of Scotland for the Sustainable Development Commission between 2006 and 2011, and CEO of Scottish Renewables between 2002 and 2006.

Jonathan Cole
Jonathan Cole
Managing Director, Iberdrola Global Offshore Wind Business

Jonathan is based in the UK and runs the Offshore Wind Business of Iberdrola Renewables (ScottishPower Renewables in the UK).

Under Jonathan’s leadership, Iberdrola’s Offshore Wind Business has grown from its inception in 2011 to a business with €6Bn under investment and more than 300 professional staff.

Jonathan is responsible for the development, construction and operation of a large international pipeline of projects, including 3,500MW of Projects off the East Anglian coast, >1,000MW of projects in Germany, 500MW in France and >5,000MW in the US.

Jonathan also sits as Chairman/Director of a number of industry bodies, including the UK Government’s Offshore Wind Programme Board, the Global Offshore Wind Health & Safety Organisation and the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult’s Industry Advisory Group. 

Mary Thorogood
Mary Thorogood
Senior Specialist, Strategy, Business Development and Government Relations, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind

Mary leads MHI Vestas’ Government Relations and policy team, ensuring policy frameworks and the political environment work together to deliver sustainable, long term growth in offshore wind markets around the world.   Mary joined MHI Vestas from Vattenfall, the state-owned Swedish utility and one of the world’s largest offshore wind developers.  Mary has strong experience of the UK CfD and wider offshore wind space as it has evolved and grown, working with Government and wider stakeholders to ensure offshore wind delivers low cost power to UK businesses and communities.  Mary also played a key role with the UK industry and Government in delivering the Offshore Wind Sector Deal

Benj Sykes
Benj Sykes, Vice President, UK Offshore, Head of UK Market Development, Consenting & External Affairs, Orsted and Industry Chair, OWIC

Benj is Head of Market Development, Consenting and Public Affairs in the UK offshore wind business of Ørsted and is responsible for business growth, setting and delivering the company’s sustainability and environmental agendas, and managing Ørsted’s relationships across government, authorities and NGOs. 

He is Chair of the Offshore Wind Industry Council and led the work to agree a Sector Deal with  Government; he also serves on the Board of G+, providing Health and Safety leadership for the offshore wind sector.  He is a member of the government-appointed Advisory Panel on Highly Protected Marine Areas.

Benj previously worked in the upstream oil and gas industry.

Christina Horspool
Christina Horspool
Environment Division Manager, Xodus Group

As Environment Manager at Xodus Group, Christina Horspool is a proactive, innovative and inspiring business leader in the areas of climate change, energy efficiency, decarbonisation and sustainability. Christina’s experience across the energy sector, including offshore wind and oil and gas, as well as her technical background in atmospheric emissions, carbon accounting and carbon lifecycle, allows her to lead the 60-strong team of environmental and marine specialists across the UK.

The Xodus vision is that ‘together, we will deliver a responsible energy future’.  Christina is proactively reinforcing the company vision through her engagement across industry including various Oil and Gas UK forums around decarbonisation and energy transition; and through the Scottish Government-backed Future Industry Leaders Programme. Christina’s proactive approach to people development and innovation across the energy sector, as well as her underlying objective for sustainability and efficiency, has paved the way for a well-motivated, engaged, multi-skilled team of consultants all working to deliver clean energy alongside sustainable economic growth. Most recently, Christina has been a core part of Xodus Group’s aim to help the UK energy sector deliver beyond its net zero ambitions through innovative technologies, processes and techniques.

Christina sees offshore wind as a critical part of the UK’s response to climate change and is passionate about leveraging the cross-sector opportunities offered through the UK’s long track record in offshore energy and infrastructure projects; whether these be associated with offshore wind helping to decarbonise oil and gas activity, or helping supply chain or the workforce prepare for the next phase of major growth in offshore wind.

If you need any further information do give me a shout. My mobile is on my signature so feel free to give me a call on there.

Morris Bray
Morris Bray
Senior Business Development Manager, National Grid Ventures

Morris is a Senior Business Development Manager for National Grid Ventures, leading new HVDC developments between GB and other countries in the North Sea region. He has experience of HVDC interconnector project development, having led National Grid’s team in the development phase of the IFA2 interconnector between GB and France along with RTE, and advocates the transition to a North Sea grid through multi-purpose interconnectors that combine the benefits of connecting markets with benefits of providing offshore connections for offshore wind.  Morris is a member of the European Commission Expert Group on Interconnection Targets.

Decarbonising the Supply Chain: How can Standards Help?

Decarbonising the Supply Chain: How can Standards Help?

Decarbonising the Supply Chain

In our Dcarbonise Week session “Decarbonising the Supply Chain” David Fatscher, British Standards Institution, delivered a discussion on the role of standards in decarbonising the supply chain.

You can watch the full webinar here for free and see what David had to say.

David Fatscher, Head of Environmental, Social & Governance, BSI

David Fatscher has over 30 years’ experience in business-to-business publishing and digital media in a career that has included positions at Reuters Business Information and VisitBritain, the UK’s national tourism agency. He is currently Head of Sector for Environment, Social & Governance at the British Standards Institution, and engages with senior stakeholders from government and industry to define BSI\’s strategy for market-driven best-practice on a range of topics, including net zero, environmental management, resource efficiency, social responsibility, resilience and sustainable finance.

For an insight into David’s discussion, please download the below slides:

Vital Energy Decarbonising Heat

Vital Energy Decarbonising Heat

Decarbonising Heat

In our Dcarbonise Week session “Decarbonising Heat” Nick Gosling, Vital Energy, delivered a discussion on the decarbonising heat.

You can watch the full webinar here for free and see what Nick had to say.

Nick Gosling, Chief Strategy Officer, Vital Energy

Nick has 30 years’ experience in the energy generation and energy management industries and is a specialist in technical and commercial development of energy solutions and ESCo schemes. His role within Vital Energi spans corporate and project strategy and sales across the Group’s activities in design, modelling, engineering, service development, energy procurement, operations and maintenance. Nick has been involved on a number of major heat network projects including the developments on the former Battersea Power Station site, Royal Albert Dock, Barking Riverside and the Leeds PIPES project.

For an insight into Nick’s discussion, please download the below slides:

Decarbonising Heat with Heat Pumps, Geothermal and Storage

Decarbonising Heat with Heat Pumps, Geothermal and Storage

Decarbonising Heat

In our Dcarbonise Week session “Decarbonising Heat” David Townsend, TownRock Energy, delivered a discussion on the use of heat pumps, geothermal and storage for decarbonising heat.

You can watch the full webinar here for free and see what David had to say.

David Townsend, Founder and Managing Director, TownRock Energy

With nearly a decade of geothermal energy leadership experience, working at the interface between the private, public and academic sectors, David brings extensive understanding of the technical, financial, political, and environmental aspects of the global geothermal energy sector. He has managed numerous geothermal and ground-source energy projects from pre-feasibility stage through to drilling and testing. He draws on his practical experience to help clients unlock the valuable geological assets beneath their sites, to eliminate waste and carbon emissions.

For an insight into David’s discussion, please download the below slides:

Evidencing the Role of Hydrogen in Decarbonising Heat

Evidencing the Role of Hydrogen in Decarbonising Heat

Decarbonising Heat

In our Dcarbonise Week session “Decarbonising Heat” Craig McCafferty, SGN, delivered a discussion on the role of hydrogen in decarbonising heat.

You can watch the full webinar here for free and see what Craig had to say.

Craig McCafferty, Project Director H100 Fife, SGN

With 25 years of energy industry experience with a multi-national oil and gas major, Craig recently transitioned to SGN to lead the world\’s first green hydrogen-to-homes for heating program in Levenmouth, Fife. A graduate of Chemical Engineering from University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, Craig has held engineering and managerial roles across Operations, Maintenance, Economics and Capital Projects, and supported facilities from Japan to Singapore and across Europe.

For an insight into Craig’s discussion, please download the below slides:

Energy Integration in Action

Energy Integration in Action

From Oil and Gas to Energy Integration

In our Dcarbonise Week session “From Oil and Gas to Energy Integration” Scott Robertson, OGA, delivered a discussion on energy integration in action.

You can watch the full webinar here for free and see what Scott had to say.

Scott Robertson, Director of Operations, Oil and Gas Authority (OGA)

Scott Robertson is responsible for the OGA’s Exploration, Production, Energy Transition (including CCUS) and Technology agenda. He joined the OGA in June 2015 after 20 years of upstream operator experience gained predominantly in the UK North Sea. In his previous role at the OGA, Scott developed and implemented the OGA’s Asset Stewardship Strategy and was responsible for stewarding the large portfolio of oil and gas activity in the Central North Sea.

For an insight into Scott’s discussion, please download the below slides:

Net Zero North Sea Vision

Net Zero North Sea Vision

From Oil and Gas to Energy Integration

In our Dcarbonise Week session “From Oil and Gas to Energy Integration” Luca Corradi, Net Zero Technology Centre, delivered a discussion on the role of NZTC in the energy transition.

You can watch the full webinar here for free and see what Luca had to say.

Luca Corradi, Innovation Network Director, Net Zero Technology Centre

Luca is the Innovation Network Director at the Net Zero Technology Centre, working to bring “the outside in”, connecting innovators and organisations across sectors and disciplines, to explore the latest technologies that could be adopted to address the industry and energy transition challenges. Leading The Net Zero Technology Centre’s horizon scanning activity, he identifies emerging technology trends, cutting through the hype to identify potential areas of impact and application. He came to this role after more than twenty years of experience in management consulting. working internationally for Energy related projects and clients.

For an insight into Luca’s discussion, please download the below slides:

Green Hydrogen and the Humber

Green Hydrogen and the Humber

Hydrogen in Action

In our Dcarbonise Week session “Hydrogen in Action” Richard Crossick, Ørsted, delivered a discussion on green hydrogen in the Humber.

You can watch the full webinar here for free and see what Richard had to say.

Richard Crossick, Public Affairs Manager, Ørsted

Richard Crossick joined Ørsted as their UK Public Affairs Manager in 2017. Ørsted, formerly known as Dong Energy, is the largest developer of Offshore Wind projects both globally and in the UK. Prior to joining Ørsted he was a Government Relations Advisor for Shell covering both the UK and Europe. Previously he has worked as the Parliamentary Researcher for Sir Robert Smith MP, working on energy policy and supporting Sir Robert in his work as a member of the UK Parliament’s Energy and Climate Change Select Committee.

For an insight into Richard’s discussion, please download the below slides:

Bringing Clean Hydrogen to the World

Bringing Clean Hydrogen to the World

Hydrogen in Action

In our Dcarbonise Week session “Hydrogen in Action” Matt Williamson, BP, delivered a discussion on hydrogen and BP.

You can watch the full webinar here for free and see what Matt had to say.

Matt Williamson, Vice President, Hydrogen

Matt is responsible for driving growth and business development in blue hydrogen at bp. He is passionate about bp’s purpose to reimagine energy for people and our planet. He leads a global team developing clean hydrogen projects. Matt joined bp in 1996 after graduating as a chemical engineer. His first role was as an environmental engineer and following business development roles across upstream he is delighted to be at the forefront of reducing carbon emissions. He has worked around the world in the US, UK, Europe, Middle East, Australia and is currently based in London.

For an insight into Matt’s discussion, please download the below slides:

A Hydrogen Vision for Teesside

A Hydrogen Vision for Teesside

Hydrogen in Action

In our Dcarbonise Week session “Hydrogen in Action” Filippo Gaddo, Aurp, delivered a discussion on the Teesside industrial cluster project.

You can watch the full webinar here for free and see what Filippo had to say.

Filippo Gaddo, Project Director, Arup

Filippo Gaddo is Arup’s Head of economics and has twenty years’ professional experience working for government departments and major consulting firms. Filippo has gained a reputation amongst the owners, operators and investors in the energy sector as an experienced strategic advisor. Filippo has worked with utilities and energy companies and has delivered numerous policy recommendations and strategic advice to government ministers and companies’ senior management around business cases, investment requests, incentive mechanism design, and tariff design. He brings strategic infrastructure policy, regulation and financing expertise on UK and EU matters.

For an insight into Filippo’s discussion, please download the below slides:

Hydrogen: The view from Tees Valley Combined Authority

Hydrogen: The view from Tees Valley Combined Authority

Hydrogen in Action

In our Dcarbonise Week session “Hydrogen in Action” Chris Robinson, Tees Valley Combined Authority, delivered a discussion on the Tees Valley cluster plan project.

You can watch the full webinar here for free and see what Chris had to say.

Chris Robinson, Industrial Decarbonisation Manager, Tees Valley Combined Authority

Chris is a Chartered Engineer with 25 years’ experience in consultancy and academia working across a range of industries including: decarbonised technologies; oil & gas; water; renewables; nuclear; power. He is currently seconded to the Tees Valley Combined Authority where he is the project manager for the Industrial Decarbonisation “Cluster Plan” project. In this role he talks with all the Industrials in the Tees Valley and is developing the roadmap to achieve net zero in the Industrial Cluster by 2040.

Chris has a PhD from UMIST in computational thermofluids; and is Chair of the IMechE\’s Oil Gas and Chemicals Committee.

For an insight into Chris discussion, please download the below slides: