Future Energy Scenarios 2017


We launched our 2017 Future Energy Scenarios on 13 July at a conference in London QEII Centre.

The morning presentations were live streamed, click on the links below to view the recordings.

FES 2017 launch and guest speakers


Q & A panel discussions

To download a copy of the presentation slides, please click on the relevant presentation below:

Marcus Stewart: FES 2017 Overview

Jan Mather:  FES 2017

Justin Laney (John Lewis Partnership): Biomethane in commercial vehicles

Dr. Alistair Martin (Flexitricity): Industry's stake in the future of electricity

For the afternoon breakout session presentations, please select from below:







The speakers this year include:

Dr Alastair Martin

Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Flexitricity

Alastair founded Flexitricity in 2004 after formulating the core Flexitricity concepts of aggregated load management and flexible generation. Alastair is a professional energy engineer with experience ranging from gigawatt-scale coal and nuclear power stations, through industrial efficiency, to small wind, solar, biomass and hydro generators. Before founding Flexitricity, Alastair worked on energy efficiency and renewable energy at Scottish Water.

Justin Laney

Commercial Vehicle Fleet Manager, John Lewis Partnership

Justin manages the John Lewis Partnership fleet of 3200 commercial vehicles and 1500 cars. One of the main priorities is reducing emissions, both carbon emissions and those affecting air quality, in a fleet already recognised for its environmental credentials. Areas of focus are using bio-methane in place of diesel in heavy trucks, clean transport refrigeration, high capacity vehicles, aerodynamics, and other methods based on good science and rigorous testing. Justin’s career started with London Transport (Buses), having graduated in Mechanical Engineering at Liverpool University. He also worked at UPS for 20 years, managing fleets in EMEA as well as the UK.

Cordi O'Hara

Director of UK System Operator, National Grid

Cordi joined National Grid in January 2014 as Director of Market Operation and is now Director of UK System Operator.  She is responsible for the long term strategy, planning and real time operation of the gas and electricity networks in GB, ensuring the delivery of the highest levels of service for customers and stakeholders. 

Prior to joining National Grid, Cordi spent 16 years at Centrica in a variety of commercial and operational roles, including Director of Trading, Head of Asset Optimisation, and Director of Origination. Cordi started her career in Yorkshire Electricity.

Roisin Quinn

Head of SO Strategy, National Grid

Roisin joined National Grid in 2004 and leads a department responsible for leading the development of future energy supply and demand scenarios that take a holistic view of UK energy, and analysing strategic options for the optimisation of the energy system taking in to account political, economic, social, technological and environmental drivers. 

Prior to this, Roisin held a number of engineering and commercial roles at National Grid, the most recent being Capacity Market Design Manager, leading National Grid’s input to the design and implementation of the Capacity Market.

Marcus Stewart

Head of Energy Insights, National Grid

Marcus leads National Grid’s work on the future of energy. He is responsible for developing long term supply and demand scenarios for electricity and gas that underpin National Grid’s and the energy industry’s medium and long term planning. He is responsible for assessing future generation requirements and capacity required in National Grid’s role as the delivery body for Electricity Market Reform. Working closely with industry stakeholders and government, he plays a key role in predicting and shaping the GB energy landscape. He has two decades of experience in electricity and gas networks, within National Grid.

Jan Mather

Energy Supply & Demand Manager, National Grid

Jan Mather is the Energy Supply and Demand Manager within the System Operator at National Grid. She has worked for National Grid for the past 25 years and has had a range of roles within the gas business..


One Great 
George Street 


Full accessibility information is available.

Wifi is available for all delegates.

Getting here
The venue is just 5 minutes’ walk away from both Westminster (Exit 6) District, Circle and Jubilee) and St James's Park (District and Circle) tube stations.

The closest mainline stations are Waterloo, Victoria and Charing Cross, while the closest bus routes (stopping near Parliament Square) include: 3, 11, 12, 24, 53, 87, 88, 148, 159, 211 and 453.


We hosted our annual conference “Future Energy Scenarios” on Wednesday 15 July 2015, as part of the Future Energy Scenarios consultation process.

With the ever-changing nature of the energy industry, the focus of the day was be on the key themes that arose from this year’s analysis. We presented the future energy demand and supply mix, and explored what this means for balancing and operating the gas and electricity systems. An exhibition followed in the afternoon, covering this year’s analysis on demand, supply and balancing topics. 

Watch back the presentations from the day below.