Supporting UK Energy Security Strategy

Since 2004 Westminster Energy has provided a trusted environment for Government, industry and other key stakeholders to evaluate the factors that affect our long term UK energy security, and the effectiveness of the strategies and policies underpinning it. By working across the sector silos Westminster Energy examines common risk factors, and supports the sharing of ideas and analysis among the participants. Westminster Energy operates as an industry association that does not lobby on behalf of any particular sector but which works to convene all the key players  - public, private and NGO - in a common interest.

At the core of its programme Westminster Energy delivers an annual cycle of nine high level seminars that are specifically designed to cover the six policy pillars underpinning the energy security strategy over the course of each political year, namely:

  •    Resilience to system & network shocks
  •    Energy efficiency measures to lower UK exposure to energy market risks
  •    Maximising economic production of UK oil and gas reserves
  •    Working to improve the reliability of global energy markets
  •    Reliable and diverse networks for reliable delivery of energy supplies
  •    Decarbonising supplies to reduce our dependence on international fossil fuels

The outputs from these sessions are fed back in to inform subsequent elements of the programme and related risk analysis. This helps us to clarify private discussions with the key political and industry and decision makers, and to increase awareness of cross-sectoral challenges and potential solutions.

Next Event:

Smart Cities, Consumer Markets and DSR

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 09:30 to 13:00 ARUP, 8 Fitzroy Street, London, W1T 4BJ
  • Scene Setting

  • Evaluating progress in Consumer Markets & the anticipated role of Smart Energy in the UK: 


  • Developing a demand-side market model to incentivise consumer change

    FTI Consulting
  • The evolving Community Energy model - review of delivery to date & strategy to 2016 

    OVO Energy
  • The consumer landscape for the industrial player: outstanding issues and concerns for the next administration 

  • Domestic smart solutions without the smart meter - progress in home network controls as the gateway to the smart home 

  • Future urban energy: the role of analytics in delivering sustainable systems

    Cisco Systems International
  • Strategic innovation and the UK's demand profile: micro-CHP comes of age

    Ceres Power
  • Energy efficiency by design: innovations in new build and retrofit requiring increased policy support