Laura Sandys CBE

Energy Data Taskforce
Laura Sandys CBE

She is an Independent Director at SGN Network, has recently been appointed Chair of the BEIS/Ofgem Energy System Data Taskforce, and is a Co-Chair of the IPPR Environment and Justice Commission. She is also a Non-Executive Director of the Energy System Catapult. She was appointed as a member of the Advisory Panel for the Government’s Cost of Energy Review, and is on the Council for Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage. She has run a programme with Grantham Institute at Imperial College on ReShaping Regulation with two key reports that have had impact on regulatory reform. She is founder of the Food Foundation and co-founder of POWERful Women, a Visiting Senior Fellow at Kings College, and a member of the Carbon Tracker Advisory Board. She was previously a Member of Parliament for South Thanet, a member of the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee, and Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister for Energy and Climate Change. Described by The Times as ‘one of the sanest of all MPs’ and as ‘lateral-minded, original and free-thinking’.

June 15, 2020
 - 10:30 BST (UTC+01:00)
A Whole-System Overhaul
Fireside Chat

2050 will be an important year for the entire world, but even more pressing will be the next ten years on the global energy agenda if we are to hit the net-zero target for decarbonisation. We cover designing the system around consumers, and sizing the system around demand.

June 18, 2020
 - 11:00 BST (UTC+01:00)
Harnessing the Power of Data
Panel Discussion

Following on from the formation of the Energy Data Taskforce in 2018, what stage is the industry at in developing a suite of recommendations for energy data best practice? This session will delve into the following, and be your chance to get your questions answered by the panel:

  • Milestones reached since the creation of the EDT
  • Where are we now with a clear set of regulations which have been established for the industry and what needs to be improved?
  • Raising awareness for the MEDA winners and workstream
  • The post-COVID world; How have the principles changed or been affected by the pandemic?