Digital Disruption: Future of the Global Energy System

by Energy Club

Educational/Awareness Sustainable finance Energy transition Tech Alternative energy Energy Clean Energy Clean Tech

Wed, 17 Apr 2019

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

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26 Sussex Pl, Marylebone, London, NW1 4SA, United Kingdom

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The LBS Energy Club is excited to host two experts on the future of the energy grid. Tim Naylor (Head of Digital for Envision Energy) and Wen-Yu Weng (Renewable energy policy and economics expert from FTI Consulting) will join us for a panel discussion of how digitalization will change the concept of the grid at a fundamental level in the next decade.

They will also address the key question: "What does this mean for LBS students looking to take advantage of opportunities in the changing energy landscape?"

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Today, energy infrastructure is increasingly integrating complex software and digital solutions across networks and assets to create a new future for renewable energy.
This talk will focus on the drivers, opportunities, and challenges of the digital transformation within energy, driven by increasing integration of renewables, decentralization, uptake in smarter technologies, and changes in patterns of societal interactions.

How should we conceptualize this transition and its opportunities?

How will new entrants of the digital economy disrupt the energy landscape?

And how can governments and/or regulatory bodies utilize this opportunity to transition towards a low-carbon, smart economy?

Dress Casual (jeans ok)

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Sussex Place

26 Sussex Pl, Marylebone, London, NW1 4SA, United Kingdom


Tim Naylor

Director of Digital - Europe

Envision Energy

Wen-Yu Weng

Economic and Financial Consultant

FTI Consulting

Wen-Yu Weng is an Economic and Financial Consultant in FTI Consulting’s Clean Energy Practice where she works exclusively in the renewable and low-carbon energy sector. She has extensive experience in clean energy and sustainability, with a strong focus on offshore wind, green finance, renewable energy in emerging markets (particularly in Asia), and “emerging” technologies (such as storage, smart grids, IoT, EVs, floating solar, and floating offshore wind). Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Wen-Yu worked at the Carbon Trust, where she designed and delivered numerous critical policy, economic and technology consulting projects for governments, businesses and international development organizations. She was also an analyst on both the wind and systems platforms. She worked on two of Carbon Trust’s large industrial collaboration programs – the Offshore Wind Accelerator and the Floating Wind Joint Industry Project. Additionally, Wen-Yu has previously worked at E3G, a prominent climate change think tank.

Wen-Yu holds a M.Sc. from the University of Oxford and a M.Sc. from the LSE, and is a regular writer and speaker on issues pertaining to energy, development and politics.