Minister Mike O'Brien will meet with industry experts to discuss new-build opportunities in the energy sector

Minister of state Mike O'Brien is to address the UK's energy specialists next month at a new conference organised by Building magazine.

The Delivering Energy Infrastructure event will focus on opportunities in the sector and feature keynote speeches from 19 industry experts including three speakers from the government's Department of Energy and Climate Change.

The conference will examine the potential for new build in wind power, coal-fired stations and carbon capture and storage, as well as focus on the ambitious plans for new nuclear power stations.

The conference takes place on 24 February 2009 at Hotel Russell, Russell Square, London, WC1B 5BE.

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Speakers confirmed are:

  • Keith Ardron, nuclear safety manager at EDF
  • Chris Bennett, future transmission networks manager at National Grid
  • David Boyd, strategy director for power at Halcrow Group
  • Bill Bryce, director of Doosan Babcock
  • Dr Jeff Chapman, chief executive of the Carbon Capture and Storage Association
  • Robert Davies, UK marketing director at Areva NP
  • Colin Ellam, business development director at Morgan Estates
  • Adrian Fox, energy director at Arup
  • John Griffiths, senior consultant at Jacobs Engineering
  • Simon Harrison, energy director at Mott MacDonald
  • Graham Mason, project director at Fluor International
  • Richard Mellish, director of development consents and planning reform at the Department of Energy and Climate Change
  • Kathryn Newell, deputy director for carbon capture and storage domestic policy at the Department of Energy and Climate Change
  • Mike O'Brien QC MP, minister of state at the Department of Energy and Climate Change
  • David Porter, chief executive of the Association of Electricity Producers
  • David Powell, UK regional vice-president of Westinghouse
  • Alistair Rennie, project director at Amec
  • David Still, managing director of Clipper Windpower Marine
  • Stephen Tindale, head of public affairs at NPower Renewables