Denise Chevin

Intelligence editor

Utility Week’s Build Back Better Forum will unite utilities, regulators, government, industry bodies, investors and the supply chain to find the balance between delivering resilience and affordability in a post-COVID world while working towards a Net Zero target.

It will explore the regulatory, political, investment and technical challenges facing the sector as it works to deliver the green economy while overcoming the current crisis. It will also assess the role that infrastructure will play in rebuilding the economy as well as utilities’ ability to scale up climate-related activity. Finally, it will provide a platform for stakeholders to address how best to value and benchmark resilience.

We look forward to meeting you online on 20-21 October for this critical event.

The UK’s energy and water companies, and their supply chains, must assume an active and dynamic role in powering a green economic recovery from coronavirus and help the nation to “Build Back Better”.

This will require unlocking a wave of essential infrastructure investment which will create jobs, as well as an acceleration to market of new business models which can empower consumers to live more sustainably and affordably.

It will also require that utilities take on board lessons from the crisis around their own agility, flexibility and resilience in the face of challenge in order to build back better businesses for the future.

By embracing this opportunity, utilities will open a new chapter for the sector’s social contract and refresh their foundations for positive, productive relationships with multiple stakeholders, including customers and investors.