Trust in Energy: Forecasting our Uncertain Future

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM, 17 May 2018
IChemE , IChemE, One Portland Place, London,W1B 1PN, United Kingdom

Join the IChemE Energy Centre's Future Energy Leaders as they host a panel discussion with leading experts from Shell, the International Energy Agency, World Energy Council and Imperial College London on the topic of energy forecasting.
This event will consist of brief presentations from four experts involved in energy forecasting and the opportunity for questions, discussion and debate on the issues. Why do we have so many different forecasts and how do we determine which are the most valid?

What will the future of energy look like? Solar power is now installed at a capacity over 50 times larger than suggested by our best predictions back in the year 2000. Electric vehicle uptake is accelerating in a way that people hadn’t believed was possible 10 years ago. It seems we are unable to predict the extent of change within the energy industry and this matters; both for the world and also for the chemical engineering profession. Will renewables come to dominate the energy mix in the next couple of decades? Will gas provide an intermediary solution? Which numbers, if any, should we trust? The event promises to be enlightening and could have a material impact on the way we see the future.

Speakers include:
Ged Davis, Executive Chair of Scenarios, World Energy Council
Joanna Coleman, UK Energy Transition Manager, Shell
Rembrandt Koppelaar, Imperial College London
International Energy Agency - speaker tbc

18:00 Open for registrations
18:30 Introduction to the IChemE Energy Centre and Future Energy Leaders
18:40 Introduction to the Energy Forecasting debate
18:45 Speaker presentations
19:05 Panel discussion and questions from attendees (in the room and online)
19:40 Closing remarks
19:45 Networking and refreshments
20:30 Event close

This discussion was spurred by an opinion piece in Bloomberg New Energy Finance. For further reading, please see here:

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