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DNV provides assurance to the entire energy value chain through its advisory, monitoring, verification, and certification services. As the world’s leading resource of independent energy experts and technical advisors, the assurance provider helps industries and governments to navigate the many complex, interrelated transitions taking place globally and regionally, in the energy industry. DNV is committed to realizing the goals of the Paris Agreement, and supports customers to transition faster to a deeply decarbonized energy system.

On day 2 of Energetic Futures, Frank Ketelaars will deliver the keynote ‘’DNV’s Energy Transition Outlook’. DNV’s first edition of the UK & Ireland Energy Transition Outlook, provides a detailed forecast of the demand and supply of energy towards 2050 as well as a pathway to reach net zero emissions. The report builds on the insights of DNV’s global Energy Transition Outlook but delves into the specific opportunities and challenges, policy and financing relating to various energy vectors in the UK & Ireland market. Frank is Operations Manager for the DNV Energy Systems operations in the UK & Ireland. He oversees the operations across the full energy space, covering renewables, offshore and onshore oil & gas production and gas transmission and distribution systems. He graduated in 1986 with an MSc in Electrical engineering from the Technical University Delft in the Netherlands. Frank is project manager for the UK ETO report.

Also on day 2, session 2 ‘Clusters and Projects’ will feature the presentation ‘Project Assurance’ delivered by James Jenkins. As the Energy Transition is leading to greater complexity, risk and uncertainty, the success of new energy projects relies on understanding risk and implementing effective management to derisk the project. Similarly all project stakeholders will need confidence that projects are safe, reliable, on schedule and to budget.

DNV is developing a recommended practice which is designed to de-risk projects and ensure a successful energy transition. James is DNV Energy System’s Region UK Market Area Manager for Onshore Oil and Gas. He oversees the business development and forward strategy for DNV’s engagement in onshore oil & gas production, the gas networks and the industrial clusters. James has over 18 years’ experience in a wide range of process industries, having previously been a Process Safety consultant establishing risk management frameworks, assessing risks in operation, supporting regulatory compliance activities and assessments of major accident management activities for a wide range of industries.