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1 November 2023
Public Sector

Next Steps for The Energy Sector in Wales

Taking place on November 23rd, this Policy Forum for Wales conference will examine next steps for the energy sector in Wales.

It will be an opportunity for stakeholders and policymakers to discuss the Government’s aims of transitioning to renewable energy and reducing national reliance on fossil fuels, and key issues for implementation, including the role of the newly established Welsh state-owned energy developer, Trydan Gwyrdd Cymru.

Delegates will explore what is needed to ensure a reliable renewable energy supply that meets all of Wales’ energy needs, including the role of community energy ownership, and addressing challenges with progress toward 100% renewable energy generation in Wales by 2035.

Policy Forum for Wales are pleased to be able to include keynote sessions with: Ed Sheriff, Deputy Director for Energy, Welsh Government; and Ben Ferguson, Co-Executive Director, Community Energy Wales.

Overall, areas for discussion include:

  • progress and priorities: the Government’s renewable energy targets and net zero ambitions – what is required to establish reliable renewable energy supply to meet demand
  • key supply challenges: managing grid capacity – meeting the skills needs of the sector – ensuring a just energy transition – streamlining the planning process to allow for infrastructure development
  • best practice: what can Wales learn from other nations for the transition to renewable energy and state investment – strategies for collaboration to meet current and future power needs
  • Trydan Gwyrdd Cymru:
    • how the energy developer can best integrate into Wales’ existing energy sector and contribute toward the renewable energy roll out
    • assessing prospects for community-owned energy
  • the future of energy generation: priorities for establishing a comprehensive long-term plan for meeting future energy demand and supply – reducing reliance on fossil fuels in Wales

The conference will be an opportunity for stakeholders to consider the issues alongside key policy officials who are due to attend from DBT; DESNZ; Defra; DWP; and the Welsh Government.

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