Hydro Conference & Exhibition 2018 Programme


Plenary One - More Than Just Power From the Glens

This session explores the benefits delivered by the hydro sector that go beyond clean energy. We consider the role the technology plays in fostering inclusive growth, developing communities and in contributing to industrial strategy.  

Chair & Welcome
Claire Mack, Chief Executive, Scottish Renewables Panellists
Uzma Khan, Deputy Director, Economic Strategy, Scottish Government
Gordon Watson, Chief Executive, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park
James Greenhalgh, Electricity Customer Connections Manager, Network Capability Electricity, National Grid


Networking Break & Exhibition


Plenary Two - Income and Expenditure: Navigating Project Costs and Assessing Revenue Opportunities

This session will consider project revenue, from the Feed-in Tariff and ancillary services to community schemes and novel financing. Where do the most pertinent risks and opportunities lie for the sector?

Kirsty Nurse, Senior Associate, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

Rob Luke, Head of Renewable Origination, SmartestEnergy Jill Cox, Sales Operations Manager, Flexitricity
James Buchan, Energy Systems Specialist, Local Energy Scotland
Andrew Smith, Managing Director, Deja Blue Consulting


Networking Lunch & Exhibition


Plenary Three - Fair and Square: Creating a Level Playing Field

With competition in the energy market fiercer than ever, it’s crucial that the sector competes on a level playing field. This session considers a range of issues and asks how can we make sure that hydro is treated fairly?

Jenny Hogan, Deputy Chief Executive, Scottish Renewables   Speakers Alex Reading, Development Director, Green Highland Renewables
Catherine Falconer, Commercial Manager, Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks
Sean Kelly, Project Manager – Generation Development, SSE


Networking Break & Exhibition


Plenary Four - Future-Proofing the Sector

From Brexit to smart systems, this session considers how the industry can deliver against an ever-changing set of challenges.

Hannah Smith, Senior Policy Manager, Scottish Renewables 

Kirsty Macpherson, Partner,  Brodies LLP

Tom Pendrey, Project Manager, Buccleuch
Ian Kinnaird, Head of Hydro Generation, ScottishPower 
Paul O’Brien, Energy Specialist, Scottish Development International 
James Beal, Energy Specialist, Department for International Trade, HM Government



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