Senior Electricity and Industry Executives Discuss National Energy Policy at Claverton Energy Group Conference 23/25th October

Below is the programme with presentations / files tagged as appropriate.


What are the facts about energy, energy security ,low carbon

and Moving Claverton Forward

Friday Evening:

1800 – 1900 – Registration

1900 – 2000    Evening Meal  / drinks

2000 – 2045    A People Based Approach to Reducing the UKs Energy Use Dr Fred Starr, Ex – EU Energy Centre, Petten, Ex British Gas. Ashford Room

2045 – 2115 Video  1 – How quickly things can be built in a hurry? – Constructing the Mulberry Harbours – 2,000,000 tonnes of concrete caisson, built and floated to Normandy in 9 months for D day. (Whilst being bombed) Ashford Room

2115 – 2200  Informal chat / drinks

2200 Close


0915 – 1000       The case for nuclear energy Jeremy Nicholson – Energy Intensive Users Group / 1045  Engineering Employers’ Federation  Ashford Room
1000 – 1045       Issues and solutions with energy billing Tony Locke. Quantille Solutions       Ashford Room
1045 – 1130
Taking the Claverton group forward – developments Dave Andrews, DAEC Ashford Room

1130 -1145 Coffee
1145 – 1230    Distribution and transmission costs Bernard Quigg. Senior Electrical Engineer
1145 – 1230 “connecting renewable energy- carbon markets- and cleantech: the strategic glue” – policy driven and oil price underpinned market mechanisms ASHUTOSH SHASTRI  DIRECTOR  Ashford Room

1230 -115    EnergyNet – how an energy expert’s network can best contribute to achieving a swift de-carbonisation of the energy system? Presentation and discussion Robert Webb, Energynet   Ashford Room

115 – 145 – Lunch

Conference Chairman: [tbc]
145 – 230 The Future for Marine Power – Chris Bale – CEO Ocean Electric Power Ashford Room
145 – 230 Why local council renewables targets should be supported.  Dr Dave  Toke, University of Birmingham, Ashford Room 230 – 315    Britain’s renewable resources – the theoretical potential,  Andrew Smith, London Analytics  Ashford Room

315 – 330  Tea

330 – 415 Hydrogen, the green currency of the future Mark Crowther  Gastec at CRE Ltd Ashford Room
430 – 415 Peak Oil – Overview Chris Jones CEnv IEng

415 – 430  Tea

Prof. Dave Elliott Ashford Room
430 – 515    The DECC supported E day project. Matt Prescott,  The E day project Tone  Room

515 – 600 The Ups and Downs of Wind power on the UK Grid Jan-October 2009: Dr Fred Starr,  EU Energy Centre, Petten, ex British Gas Ashford Room

515 – 600 (1) How much energy do we really need with cost effective conservation and efficiency measures? David Olivier, Energy Advisory Associates Tone Room

630 – 700 – Drinks reception

700 – 800 – Evening Meal

800 – 845 Micro generation and how the government has completely lost the plot?  Jeremy Harrison, EON, Ashford Room

800 – 845    Video 2 – – the 120 giant offshore forts, built in 6 months in 1941/2 (whilst being bombed).


1045 -1130  The potential for UK Renewable Resources?  Neil Crumpton,Engineer, ex Marconi FOE   Ashford Room

1130 – 1145 – Coffee

1145 – 1230    Transport and De carbonisation – Andrew Smith – London Analytics Ashford Room

1230 – 115 Electricity (and energy) Consumption Behaviours. David Hirst  Ashford Room
1230 – 115  (2) How much energy do we really need with cost effective conservation and efficiency measures? David Olivier, Energy Advisory Associates Ashford Room

115 – 145 – Lunch

Conference Chairman: [tbc]
145 – 230    Transmission Access Reform – How The Transmission Connection Queue For New Generators Is Being Overcome Paul Mott, EDF – engineer and CUSC panellist (governing body of transmission): Ashford Room
145 – 230      RET SCREEN  – Richard Hellen –Hermes Energy Services Tone Room
230 – 315    The Renewable energy Study  Uttlesford Derek Taylor, Altechnica,  Ashford Room
315 – 400    (3) How much energy do we really need with cost effective conservation and efficiency measures? David Olivier, Energy Advisory Associates Ashford Room

400 – 415 – Tea

415 – 500    How  500 MWe  existing diesels already  support the National Grid and a further 20 GWe  could be made available  to assist  expanded intermittent sources  Dave Andrews, DAEC  Ashford Room
500  – 545  Small Biomass  CHP 2 MWe– 80 MWe – Dave Andrews,  Ashford Room

Stop Press! Eon are now sponsoring this event, which will be attended by at least 3 senior executives from the Major Electricity utilities and potentially executives from at least one major international transmission network.
( The Claverton Energy Group is an independent network of energy experts who are assembling a library of energy facts for use in the climate change / energy security debate.  It also facilitates business or academic interests of members. The Claverton Web site is a repository of peer reviewed, accurate and impartial information about how we can first of all reduce energy demand, and then most quickly shift to low carbon and secure energy sources. An email network allows experts to continually discuss issues and reach resolution based on facts not opinions)
The sponsorship kindly provided by EON means catering costs are now covered, so event is free, although delegates may wish to make a contribution.

If you wish to attend, please fill in the wiki at or use the contact form.

Claverton Conferences at Wessex Water. These now legendary weekend meetings, kindly hosted by Wessex Water (but Independent from) , are a great way to meet people who really know what is going on in the energy world, hear expert speakers, and make actually useful business contacts. We now have a number of corporate sponsors, and a number of high net worth individuals who will be attending, looking for good projects to invest in.

Buses leave behind Bath Spa Station (Walk south under railway, over river footbridge, walk 50 yards left, cross half dual carriage way to bus lay-by on the short link road) at 16.05, and then approx every 20 mins, until 18.20, up to Wessex Water. 01225 526000 – Wessex switchboard..