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Meetings

A Smarter Energy Future for Wales?

This page gives details of any meetings held which will, or did, discuss the matter, and includes links to the relevant Papers, Agendas and Minutes.

Note: Meeting Agenda can change at short notice. Particularly where future meeting dates are indicated more than a week in advance. Please check before planning to attend a Committee Meeting that the item you are interested in has not been moved.

Meeting: 09/02/2017 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 1)

Private informal discussion

Discussion about possible future work on smarter energy.

 

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 16/03/2016 - Plenary - Fourth Assembly (Item 11.)

Debate on the Environment and Sustainability Committee's report: A smarter energy future for Wales

NDM6007 Alun Ffred Jones (Arfon)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the report of the Environment and Sustainability Committee on 'A Smarter Energy Future for Wales', which was laid in the Table Office on 8 March 2016.

Supporting Document:

Environment and Sustainability Committee 's report

Decision:

The item started at 17.23

NDM6007 Alun Ffred Jones (Arfon)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the report of the Environment and Sustainability Committee on 'A Smarter Energy Future for Wales', which was laid in the Table Office on 8 March 2016.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.

 


Meeting: 25/02/2016 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

5 Inquiry into a Smarter Energy Future for Wales? - discussion of draft report

Supporting documents:

  • Paper 4: Draft report (Saesneg yn unig)

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee discussed the draft report.


Meeting: 25/02/2016 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 'A Smarter Energy Future for Wales?' - Further information from the Minister for Natural Resources and the Minister for Economy, Science and Transport

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 10/02/2016 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 1.)

1. Inquiry into A Smarter Energy Future for Wales? - discussion of draft report

Supporting documents:

  • A Smarter Energy Future for Wales? - Draft Report
  • 'A Smarter Energy Future for Wales?' - Response from the Minister for Natural Resources

Meeting: 27/01/2016 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 1.)

1. Inquiry into A Smarter Energy Future for Wales - discussion of key issues

Supporting documents:

  • Key Issues Paper
  • Research Service Note - Evidence Sessions

Meeting: 13/01/2016 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

Inquiry into A Smarter Energy Future for Wales - Storage

Dr Jill Cainey, Electricity Storage Network

Chloe Bines, Eunomia

Paul Brodrick, Siemens

 


Meeting: 13/01/2016 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

Inquiry into A Smarter Energy Future for Wales - Ofgem

Maxine Frerk, Ofgem

Lia Murphy, Ofgem


Meeting: 13/01/2016 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into A Smarter Energy Future for Wales - Ministerial evidence session

Edwina Hart AM, Minister for Economy, Science and Transport

Carl Sargeant AM, Minister for Natural Resources

James Price, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Economy, Skills & Natural Resources

Professor Ron Loveland, Energy Advisor to the Welsh Government

Prys Davies, Deputy Director, Energy, Water & Flood

 

Paper 1: Ministerial paper on energy responsibilities

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 13/01/2016 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 Response from the Minister for Natural Resources: Funding for Community Energy Schemes in Wales

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 13/01/2016 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into a Smarter Energy Future for Wales

Supporting documents:

  • Research Brief

Minutes:

·         Witnesses responded to questions from Members of the Committee.

 

·         Ofgem offered to attempt to compile figures for the total amount of renewable energy generated in Wales.

 

·         Ministers agreed to provide the Committee with the total figure for the amount of renewable energy produced in Wales, calculated using the same definition for ‘community energy’ as that used in Scotland;

 

·         Ministers agreed to provide the Committee with a note on the nature and source of the funding for the feasibility study for Smart City in the Swansea Region and other initiatives in RCT and Flintshire;

 

·         The Minister for Economy, Science and Transport agreed to provide the Committee with a copy of the discussion points from the Energy Wales Strategic Delivery Group;

 

·         The Minister for Natural Resources agreed to consider publishing a Technical Advice Note on ‘One Planet’ developments in more built-up areas, to complement the existing advice for rural areas.


Meeting: 10/12/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 4)

4 A smarter energy future for Wales?

The Committee is invited to discuss its work to date in relation to the ‘A smarter energy future for Wales?’ inquiry and emerging issues for consideration after the Christmas recess.

Supporting documents:

  • Reporting arrangements

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee discussed its work to date in relation to the ‘A smarter energy future for Wales?’ inquiry and emerged issues for consideration after the Christmas recess.

 


Meeting: 02/12/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 4)

Inquiry into 'A Smarter Energy Future for Wales?' - Local Ownership and Supply

Bill Edrich, Commercial Director, Bristol City Council

Gail Scholes, Director of Energy Services, Nottingham City Council

Jo Gilbert, Head of Robin Hood Energy

Minutes:

4.1 Witnesses responded to questions from members of the Committee.


Meeting: 02/12/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 Inquiry into 'A Smarter Energy Future for Wales?' - Local ownership and supply

Michael Jenkins, Principal Sustainable Development Officer, Bridgend County Borough Council

Philip Walton, Strategic Director (Projects), Wrexham County Council

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 Witnesses responded to questions from members of the Committee.


Meeting: 02/12/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into 'A Smarter Energy Future for Wales?' - Local ownership and supply

Dr Richard Cowell, School of Planning and Geography, Cardiff University

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

2.1 Witnesses responded to questions from members of the Committee.


Meeting: 02/12/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

5 E&S(4)-34-15 Paper 5

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 02/12/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

5 E&S(4)-34-15 Paper 4

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 18/11/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 4)

4 Inquiry into 'A Smarter Energy Future for Wales?' - Community Energy Groups Video

Supporting documents:

  • Research Service Brief

Minutes:

4.1 Members viewed the video presentation with contributions from community energy groups


Meeting: 18/11/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 6)

6 Inquiry into 'A Smarter Energy Future for Wales?'

Hywel Thomas, Chairman and Director, Abergwyngregyn Regeneration Company

Keith Jones, Director, Ynni Padarn Peris / Environmental Adviser, National Trust

 

Via video link:

 

Paula Roberts, Director, Ynni Padarn Peris

Alun Hughes, Chairman, Ynni Padarn Peris

Meleri Davies, Community and Economic Development Co-ordinator, Partneriaeth Ogwen

 

E&S(4)-32-15 Paper 4

E&S(4)-32-15 Paper 5

E&S(4)-32-15 Paper 6

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 Hywel Thomas; Keith Jones; Paula Roberts; Alun Hughes and Meleri Davies answered questions from the Committee.


Meeting: 18/11/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 7)

7 'A Smarter Energy Future for Wales?' - Further Information from Scottish Power

E&S(4)-32-15 Paper 8

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 18/11/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

5 Inquiry into 'A Smarter Energy Future for Wales?'

Robert Proctor, Business Development Manager, Community Energy Wales

Merlin Hyman, Chief Executive, Regen South West

 

E&S(4)-32-15 Paper 2

E&S(4)-32-15 Paper 3

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1 Robert Proctor and Merlin Hyman answered questions from the Committee


Meeting: 12/11/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 9)

9 'A Smarter Energy Future for Wales?' - Further Information from Scottish Power

E&S(4)-31-15 Paper 5

Supporting documents:


Meeting: 12/11/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 Inquiry into 'A Smarter Energy Future for Wales?'

Mark Bodger, Strategic Partnerships Director, Construction Industry Training Board

 

Jessica McQuade, World Wildlife Fund

 

Duncan McCombie, Director of Operations for Wales and Ireland, Energy Saving Trust

 

E&S(4)-31-15 Paper 1

E&S(4)-31-15 Paper 2

E&S(4)-31-15 Paper 3

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 Witnesses responded to questions from Members of the Committee.

 

3.2 Jessica McQuade agreed to provide:

 

·         The evidence of the pilot schemes in England which have used Health funding to improve energy efficiency in homes as a preventative health measure; and

 

·         The research on energy reduction produced by 10:10.


Meeting: 12/11/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 8)

8 Inquiry into 'A Smarter Energy Future for Wales?'

Mike Thompson, Head of Carbon Budgets, UK Committee on Climate Change

Supporting documents:

  • Research Service Briefing: UK Committee on Climate Change

Minutes:

8.1 Witnesses responded to questions from Members of the Committee.


Meeting: 12/11/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

5 Inquiry into 'A Smarter Energy Future for Wales?'

Richard Sagar, Senior Policy and Projects Officer, Res Publica

 

E&S(4)-31-15 Paper 4

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1 Witnesses responded to questions from Members of the Committee.


Meeting: 12/11/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 6)

Inquiry into 'A Smarter Energy Future for Wales?'

Jane Forshaw, Local Partnerships

 

Minutes:

6.1 Witnesses responded to questions from Members of the Committee.


Meeting: 04/11/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 7)

7 Inquiry into 'A Smarter Energy Future for Wales?'

Professor Gareth Wyn Jones, Honorary Professor, School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography, Bangor University

Dr Caroline Kuzemko, Research Fellow, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter

 

E&S(4)-30-15 Paper 4

E&S(4)-30-15 Paper 5

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

7.1 Witnesses responded to questions from Members of the Committee.

 

7.2 Caroline Kuzemko agreed to provide the Committee with a ‘shopping list’ of specific targets in relation to target setting at the different constitutional levels.

 


Meeting: 04/11/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 6)

6 Inquiry into 'A Smarter Energy Future for Wales?'

Mark Harris, Planning and Policy Advisor Wales, Homebuilders Federation

 

E&S(4)-30-15 Paper 3

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 Witnesses responded to questions from Members of the Committee.

 


Meeting: 04/11/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 4)

4 Inquiry into 'A Smarter Energy Future for Wales?'

Craig Anderson, Chief Executive Officer, Warm Wales

Gill Kelleher, SPECIFIC, Innovation Knowledge Centre, Swansea University

Shea Jones, Policy Officer, Community Housing Cymru

Steve Curry, Community Regeneration Manager, Valleys to Coast

 

E&S(4)-30-15 Paper 2

 

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 Witnesses responded to questions from Members of the Committee.

 

4.2 Mr Anderson agreed to share his notes in relation to Scotland and best practice, once they are available.

 


Meeting: 22/10/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 Inquiry into "A smarter energy future for Wales?"

David Clubb, Renewable UK

Professor Malcolm Eames, Low Carbon Research Institute, Cardiff University

Chris Blake, Director, The Green Valleys

 

Paper 1

Paper 2

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 Witnesses responded to questions from Members of the Committee. 


Meeting: 22/10/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 6)

Discussion of evidence (in camera)

Minutes:

5.1 Members of the Committee discussed the evidence.

 


Meeting: 22/10/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

Motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from the meeting for the following business: Items 4 and 6

Minutes:

2.2 Members of the Committee agreed the motion.


Meeting: 22/10/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 5)

5 Inquiry into "A smarter energy future for Wales?"

Nigel Turvey, Design and Development Manager, Western Power Distribution

Scott Mathieson, Network Planning & Regulation Director, Scottish Power Energy Networks

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1 The witnesses responded to questions from Members of the Committee.

 

5.2 Stephen Stewart agreed to provide the Committee with:

 

·         Heat maps, depicting grid connection capacity;

·         Further details on activity within Liverpool in relation to its selection as a ‘Smart City’.

 

5.3     Nigel Turvey agreed to provide the Committee with:

 

·         Charts that show the amount of output seen at different months from the different technology types;

·         Information on the megabytes needed to support a smart city such as Bristol/Liverpool;

·         Further information on the scale necessary, in terms of breakthrough costings, for new storage systems to become economically viable;

·         Further information on what investment Western Power Distribution is putting into research and development in relation to storage.


Meeting: 22/10/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 4)

Discussion of evidence (in camera)

Minutes:

4.1 Members of the Committee discussed the evidence.


Meeting: 24/09/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 2)

2 A Smarter Energy Future for Wales? - Discussion of written evidence

Alan Simpson, Independent advisor on energy and climate policy

Supporting documents:

  • Research Service Brief - A Smarter Energy Future for Wales? (Saesneg yn unig)
  • Research Service Brief - Energiewende (Saesneg yn unig)
  • Research Service Brief - Welsh Government Powers

Minutes:

Committee members discussed the written evidence.


Meeting: 24/09/2015 - Environment and Sustainability Committee - Fourth Assembly (Item 3)

3 A Smarter Energy Future for Wales? - Consultation Responses

Supporting documents:


 

 

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