UK Electricity – a dysfunctional market?

      Add to your calendar Last updated - 21/10/2017 15:21

Technical lecture
21 November 2017 18:00 - 20:00
This event has finished

This lecture is based on a presentation made by the IMechE to Members of Parliament and of the House of Lords.

 The ideology that electricity prices provide adequate signals for the market to respond and result in the right outcome for UK plc has proven unrealistic and the government responses since privatisation, has proven inadequate to address Security of Supply and other issues.

 The retirement of old coal fired plants has reduced reserve capacity and uncertainties regarding nuclear new build implies a programme of new plants construction, however market uncertainties have deterred new entrants.

 It is now time to critically review our regulatory system and consider possible alternatives.




Franz Barillaro, Director AS Energy Ltd During his 35 year career in the electricity sector Franz has witnessed the last days of the CEGB, the privatisation process and the subsequent market changes in the UK and has had the opportunity to witness and compare other electricity markets worldwide.


Manchester Metropolitan University
John Dalton Building
Chester street
M1 5GD
United Kingdom

Contact Details

Simon Cathery
United Kingdom
Email: Send a message

Alternative contact Julfikar Haider

Email: Send a message

Cart Shopping basket (0)

© 2011 Institution of Mechanical Engineers. IMechE is a registered charity in England and Wales number 206882