Networks are under pressure to create the energy system of tomorrow today, and by March 2017, the environment in which they strive to do so, may have changed significantly.
The government's smart systems consultation, rising interest in multi-vector energy solutions and Ofgem's review of innovation funding will cast a new light on key innovation challenges. Success in adopting novel technologies and innovation findings is likely to come under scrutiny, as will the ability to quantify value for customers.
Energy network operators need to acknowledge these high-level directions in the more immediate solutions they are deploying today to increase capacity, decarbonise and become more flexible. Failing to do so will result in clever, but transitory solutions which kick whole system problems down the road and increase the risk of stranded assets.
The 3rd annual Network magazine Future Network Conference, in partnership with Utility Week, on 21 March in Birmingham is the flagship event for innovative & forward-thinking energy networks professionals. Taking these challenges in its stride, with leading speakers from industry and government, it will provide a forum for insight, ideas sharing and debate.
Attend this CPD-certified conference to:
- Gain insight into the government's innovation priorities for smart
- Learn how to adjust your network to accommodate new technologies & customer behaviour
- Find new ways to unlock the potential role of gas in the future of energy networks
- Learn how to make innovation 'business as usual'
- Explore creative multi-vector models to ensure more sustainable solutions
Expert speakers sharing their insight include:
- Beth Chaudhary, Head of smart energy policy, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
- Dave Parkin, Safety & network strategy director, National Grid Gas Distribution
- Daniel Westerman, Head of network management, National Grid Electricity Transmission
- Paul Bircham, Networks strategy & technical services director, Electricity North West
- Liam Lidstone, Strategy manager, Energy Technologies Institute
- Roger Hey, Future networks manager, Western Power Distribution
- Ian Smyth, Director of UK power networks services, UK Power Networks
- David Dobogai, Power software business development, Schneider Electric
- Alex Webb, Real-time networks project manager, SGN
- Ian Manders, UK policy advisor & energy, Danish Embassy
- Nick Phillips, Head of investment planning, Northern Gas Networks
- Stewart Reid, Head of asset management & innovation, SSE Networks
- Jane Gray, Editor, Network (conference chair)
View the full agenda, download the brochure, view the complete list of speakers and register at: http://events.networks.online/future/
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