Aurora Renewables
Summit London

Wednesday, 14 June 2023
Central London

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Topic 2022: Net Zero power by 2035? The race to deploy and integrate renewables

Key topics will include:

  • Topic 1
  • Topic 2
  • Topic 3

In the race to Net Zero, the G7 countries committed to fully decarbonise the electricity system by 2035. Across Europe countries, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, energy and security strategies are under fresh scrutiny as policymakers re-intensify work to reduce dependence on gas urgently. To ensure these ambitions become a reality will require a step change in efforts to deploy and securely integrate energy technologies, including offshore and onshore wind, solar and hydrogen. But are we on track to achieve this target?

The Aurora Renewables Summit London 2022 took place in-person on Tuesday 26th April in Central London, during the fourth round of the Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction round and at a time of rapidly rising interest in hydrogen, including amongst major renewables companies looking at the potential to diversify.

Our senior speakers, including Amber Rudd, former UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change; Louise Kingham, Senior VP for Europe & UK Country Chair at BP; and Danielle Lane, UK Country Manager at Vattenfall discussed energy under the most challenging of contexts: the geopolitical consequences of the war in Ukraine and the climate crisis. The main topics where the role of offshore wind in driving towards Net Zero power and investing in hydrogen as a complement for renewables.

The Summit welcomed over 300 delegates from across the renewables sector and provided a great networking platform with plenty of interaction opportunities during the day, including a drinks reception in the evening.

Special thanks to our speakers and partners for helping to make a success of the Summit. It was a pleasure to work with our premium partners bp and Lloyds Bank and our supporting partner Clarke Energy.

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Speakers 2022

Amber Rudd

Former Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

Louise Kingham

Senior VP for Europe & UK Country Chair, BP

Julius Baghdadi

CCO & Co-Founder, Octopus Hydrogen

Danielle Lane

UK Country Manager, Vattenfall

Jonas Persson

Managing Director, Sustainability & ESG Finance, Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking

Stef Murphy

Director of Industrial Energy, BEIS

Duncan Clark

Head of Region UK, Ørsted

Nicola Higgins

Deputy Director for Offshore Wind, BEIS

Chin Ratnayake

Director, Infrastructure & Project Finance, Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking

Dan Monzani

Managing Director, UK & Ireland, Aurora

Richard Howard

Research Director, Aurora

Dilara Caglayan

Senior Associate, Aurora

Benjamin Collie

Principal, Aurora

Marlon Dey

Research Lead, Great Britain, Aurora

2019 Highlights

The 2020 and 2021 events were cancelled due to COVID-19

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Power decarbonisation’s endgame: pathways to 2050 and implications for today’s strategy

A common theme for the Aurora Renewables Summit London 2019 was whether the UK can meet the challenge of reaching Net Zero emissions by 2050, and deliver on the commitment that the UK made by signing the Paris Agreement. This led to discussions on the implications for strategy.


Key topics included:

  • Possible paths towards a zero-carbon power system in 2050, and drawing out the implications for how to act now to capture emerging opportunities
  • The role of government policy in delivering a zero-carbon system
  • Investment approaches that deliver the most resilient results in a fast-changing market
  • The fundamental properties of merchant risk
  • The usage and pricing corporate PPAs will develop in the years ahead
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Speaker Highlights

Dan Wells, speaker at Aurora's event

Dan Wells

Partner, Foresight Group

Chris Stark, speaker at Aurora's event

Chris Stark

Chief Executive, The Committee on Climate Change

Lindsay McQuade, speaker at Aurora's event

Lindsay McQuade

CEO, ScottishPower Renewables

Jonas Persson

Jonas Persson

Managing Director, Head of Sustainable and Natural Resources, Lloyds Bank

Emma Pinchbeck, speaker at Aurora's event

Emma Pinchbeck

Executive Director, RenewableUK

Brian Davis, speaker at Aurora's event

Brian Davis

Vice President, Energy Solutions, Shell International


Previous Years

To download materials and view the agenda and speakers from previous Renewables Summit London events, please browse our event archive.