London Energy Workshop

Written by Elena Collins on 5 July 2013

World Cities Network in collaboration with the Greater London Authority gathered built environment leaders, academic, ngo’s, and utility providers for one day to discuss and explore ways to accelerate the development of smart energy infrastructure.

After receiving briefings from the Mayor’s team on Vision 2020 and the current status from the energy project delivery and planning perspectives, we heard from UK Power Networks and Imperial College London on the challenges and opportunities for delivering energy in London.

Our partner Capgemini then expertly facilitated deep dive learning sessions with the aid of Buro Happold, HOK, and others to consider aspects such as technology, information, infrastructure, policy, and business models.

Finally, we worked together to generate ideas and formulate practical plans to address the short term and long term changes that could deliver London a more resilient energy network.  Five key recommendations have been identified.

In conclusion, Stewart Murray summed up the day as “We at the GLA have been overwhelmed by the emergent ideas, innovation, and creativity. “

If you would like to read the full report of the day, please email Brian Kilkelly at kilkelly@worldcitiesnetwork.org 

Over the coming weeks we will be working with the GLA, UK Power Networks, Buro Happold, HOK and others to support the implementation of these recommendations. 

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