Ricardo Energy & Environment’s renewable energy knowledge leader Colin McNaught will chair the opening session of the Industrial and Power Association’s (IPA) flagship annual conference taking place in East Kilbride tomorrow (March 12, 2013).
The IPA’s sixth ‘Power Scotland’ conference will review the energy bill, electricity market reform, gas strategy and the impacts of these initiatives on future investment and employment in the electricity sector. The event, entitled ‘The New Power Market’, will feature views and discussion from leading experts across the whole energy market.
This year’s conference will be opened by Tom Greatrex MP, Shadow Minister of Energy and features an address from David Wilson, Director of Energy and Climate Change in the Scottish Government. Other speakers include industry leaders from the Green Investment Bank, RBS, Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Power, National Grid, DECC and the Committee on Climate Change.
The first conference session chaired by Colin McNaught will focus on the future energy mix. Colin, who is also currently chairman of the IPA, said: “With a changing energy landscape that includes plans for greater use of gas, as well as investment in offshore renewables, the power sector is increasingly diverse and complex. This conference will provide an opportunity to hear the insights of a range of high level speakers on this important industry.”
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Notes to editors:
IPA is the Scottish-based group that supports industry to establish and maintain a secure and sustainable position in providing technology, equipment and services to the power industry in the UK and the world market. Membership includes generation and network owners and operators, international manufacturing groups, mechanical, electrical and civil consultancies, construction companies, energy specialists, academia and legal advisors.