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:

Strategic Policy Delivery and Energy Security Implications

Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 09:00 to 13:15 KPMG LLP, 15 Canada Square, London, E14 5GL
  • Energy in the wider context of the national (economic) security strategy and its review

    Westminster Energy Forum
  • Focus on UK Research Programmes addressing strategic energy challenges

    UK Energy Research Centre
  • Key challenges facing market participants and the value chain

  • Upstream: security of supply - Production challenges for the UKCS, and decommissioning challenges

    The Decommissioning Company + PA Resources
  • Midstream: security of transit - Issues of refining, storage and transport within the UK oil network

    UK Petroleum Industry Association
  • Downstream: Summer/winter demand side challenges

    National Grid
  • Costs & Operational challenges in the UK energy sector

    Department for Business
  • Talent & Skills: Availability and needs across the sectors

    Energy & Utility Skills Group
  • Regulatory Challenges: a focus on Gas and Electricity markets and the key issues ahead

    Office of Gas & Electricity Markets (Ofgem)
  • Indicative policy priorities for the next Parliament, the international context, and the market's role