Future Energy Strategies

Now planning for 2019/20 Season.

We’ve had a break and now getting back to work to bring you more energy events, old-fashioned networking and cutting edge energy data research. Stay tuned – program to be announced shortly.

Will the lights go out?

Here’s a youtube video that covered a seminar we organised a few years ago – I’m glad to say they haven’t  – yet !



Update: FES Energy Postcode App now showing and ranking 4 years of energy consumption data for gas and electricity.


Historic events

Tuesday 20th January 2015:

Cheaper, Better Renewables


Tuesday 11th November: The Future of Gas and Electricity Storage

Further details available from here from our eventbrite page:


1. Keith Budinger, CEO of Halite Energy

Halite Energy Group





The Halite Energy Group is seeking consent to develop 19 purpose-built gas storage caverns at Preesall, Lancashire.


2. Alistair Steele, Energy Storage Project Manager at Scottish & Southern Energy Power Distribution





3. Asheya Patten, Senior Consultant in smart energy and electricity networks, Pöyry Management Consulting


Further details available from here:

Wednesday 17th September: Will the lights go out?

Tickets and details available from here – our eventbrite page.

5 confirmed speakers:

1. Derek Birkett, author of “When will the lights go out?”

2. Jeremy Nicholson of the EIUG

3. Dr Alan Walker of the Royal Academy of Engineering

4. Peter Atherton of Liberum Capital

5. Peter Bingham of National Grid



All to be held at the HQ of Allen & Overy in the City.

Wednesday 18th June:

Energy Policy and Affordability, is it time for a Plan B?

Confirmed speakers: Danny Fortson of the Sunday Times, Mark Powell of AT Kearney, Angela Knight CBE of EnergyUK, Derek Lickorish MBE of the Fuel Poverty Advisory Group and Dr Alan Whitehead MP.

Timings: 5.30 p.m. registration for 6.00 p.m. start.

Tickets and details available from our Eventbrite page.

N.B. NEW VENUE: A.T. Kearney, Berkeley Square, W1J 6ER, London.

Thursday 3rd April: Britain’s Unconventional Future

Confirmed speakers: Algy Cluff, CEO of Cluff Natural Resources Plc on Underground and under the North Sea Coal Gassification and Professor Selley of Imperial College on the UK’s Geology. 3rd Speaker Dan Byles MP, Chair of APPG on Unconventional Oil & Gas. For more details and to purchase your tickets – go here to our eventbrite page.


energypostcodeapp Today we have launched our free to view and use Energy Postcode App – just type in your English or Welsh postcode and get the following 2011 annual data for your area in Total and National Rank;

Ordinary   Domestic Consumption in KWH
Per Capita   Ordinary Domestic Consumption in KWH
Economy 7   Consumption in KWH
Per Capita   Economy 7 Consumption in KWH
Total Domestic   Electricity Consumption in KWH
Per Capita   Total Domestic Electricity Consumption in KWH
Number of   Ordinary Domestic Meters
Number of   Economy 7 Meters
Total Number   of Domestic Electricity Meters
Average   Ordinary Consumption in KWH per Meter
Average   Economy 7 Consumption in KWH per Meter
Total Average   Domestic Consumption in KWH per Meter
Consumption of   Gas in KWH
Per Capita   Consumption of Gas in KWH
Number of Gas   Meters
Average   Consumption in KWH per Meter

We have used population data to give this additional meaning. You also get a map of the area too.

The FES Energy Postcode App



We are currently putting this together, please check back with us soon or sign up to our mailing list on the left hand side below. _______________________________________________


Tuesday November 12th –

The Past, Present and Future of Energy Market Regulation

4.30 p.m. registration for 5.00 p.m. start: 


Tim Tutton of the Competition Commission

Ann Robinson of Uswitch

Dr Alan Whitehead MP

Jeremy Nicholson of the EIUG

Sir Ian Byatt

Tickets and details available from here.

Monday 16th September, 4.30 p.m. registration for 5.00 p.m. start: 

The Future of the Dumb and Smart Grids

  Is the hype over the Smart Grid  overblown? Will Smart Meters perform as well and cost as much as expected? Is the death of the Dumb Grid greatly exaggerated? To help answer these questions and more, come to our seminar on 16th September. For more detail about the event and  to purchase tickets via eventbrite please use this link. _____________________________________________________________

Future Energy Strategies brings together a unique group of industry analysts to do exactly what the name suggests – provide strategic insight into the future shape of the energy industry in Britain and across the European market.

The group communicate messages on a number of energy industry issues through both events and reports. See youtube video below from Energy Live News of our recent event “Will the lights go out?” on May 1st 2013.  

Why come to FES/Utility Strategy Group events?

In July 2010, the Utility Strategy Group combined forces to create a new series of events for 2011/2012/2013. The new grouping has a combined database of over 3,100 contacts spanning the breadth and depth of key players in the energy and utility industries.     FUTURE 2013 EVENTS:  All with registration starting at 4.30 p.m. for a 5.00 p.m. start Confirmed 2013 dates for your diaries; November 12th – Event to be announced shortly.  December 5th – at Ernst & Young, More London



June 5th – at Allen & Overy HQ – Energy Policy, Investment & the Consumer – Angela Knight CBE of Energy UK May 1st – at Ernst & Young, More London – Will the lights go out? Assessing and Mitigating the Risk Wednesday 20th February 2013 – Annual Review of the Utilities Tuesday 13th November 2012 – Nuclear 2.0: The New Unconventional Future Tuesday 16th October 2012 – Shale Oil: Brave New Hydrocarbon Frontier? Tuesday 3rd July 2012 – Electricity Interconnectors with Europe – The Next Generation for Britain – powerpoints at the top of this linked page 29th May 2012 – A New Dash for Gas? Finance, Infrastruture and Where’s the Gas Coming From? 30th April 2012 – Utility Finance in the 2010s – the FES 2012 annual lecture by Peter Atherton – powerpoint slides available here. 27th October 2011 – The Future of Road Transport; Plug-in Hybrids, Road-pricing or Hydrogen? –  TO SEE POWERPOINTS GO HERE. 19th September 2011 – Increasing Competition in the UK’s Electricity Market 24th February 2011 – The Global Water Industry’s Future 20th January 2011 – Shale Gas in Europe __________________________________________________

FES reports: why commission reports from FES?

Firstly, FES is committed to being topical. If a major industry development happens today, then FES’s take on board what it means, where it will impact and what it will cost. That report will be ready not in months but in weeks, and sometimes days. With associates used to working to weekly deadlines this will be second nature. Secondly it will be concise. Our analysis of key industry sectors, decisions and developments will leave out what you already know or don’t need to know and cut to the key facts and interpretations. We can do this because as a group we have many years experience covering the energy sector in Britain and Europe. Thirdly, our industry reports will be affordable. Not ‘cheap’ or low value, but within the budget of managers who are, now more than ever, having to cope with unprecedented budgetary constraints just at a time when accurate, insightful and fast market information is needed more than ever to ensure corporate survival. Finally, there is a unique piece of added value. Our industry reports will, as we have said, respond to or anticipate industry events. But if a client wants to go further, to explore a particular facet of a report, drill down deeper, or go in a different direction altogether, then Future Energy Strategies can provide a bespoke report and analysis service just for your company alone. In future, we hope to be able to supplement out service with discussion-based events, aimed at increasing energy market understanding and promoting best practice. Go to Reports…