Electricity Supply


The UK Government has a target to reach net zero emissions by 2050. This will require a huge increase in electricity on the grid. As we move to electric vehicles, heat pumps for domestic heating, and power generation from renewable sources, there are implications for the UK electricity grid, the way it is structured and how it needs to change and adapt to meet a decarbonising society.

On 23 March 2022, The Foundation for Science and Technology held an event to discuss these issues. The speakers were Nick Winser (Chairman, Energy Systems Catapult), Dr Cathy McClay (Trading and Optimisation Director, Sembcorp Energy UK) and Professor Keith Bell (Scottish Power Professor of Smart Grids, University of Strathclyde). A video recording, presentation slides and speaker audio from the event are available on the FST website at: https://www.foundation.org.uk/Events/2022/Rebuilding-the-UK-Electricity-Grid