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THE C ONVERSATION 12) It's the wrong kind of disruption John Scott foresees sel-infl icted problems for the energy sector. 14) Reliability is key The ENA's Mark Dunk on the importance of protection, monitoring and control systems. 15) Industry insight – Burns & McDonnell 16) Delivering an energy roadmap The EPSRC's National Centre for Energy Systems Integration (CESI) Newcastle academic team explain the energy contribution they are providing to JULY/AUGUST ISSUE 24/2018 THE APPLICATION 24) The energy revolution The government recently announced an investment of over £100 million in a new programme called 'Prospering from the Energy Revolution' as part of its Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. 25) Industry insight – S&C Electric Company 26) Storing energy Technologies such as power-to-gas offer the opportunity to store energy for long periods at scale for electricity networks, and provide an important decarbonisation strategy for heat. NETWORK / 4 / JULY/AUGUST 2018 8 THE CONVERSATION DEALING WITH DISRUPTION Disruption was the headline theme at this year's Utility Week Live. Alec Peachey caught up with some of the network operators as well as technology and solution providers to get their views on the sector. 22 THE APPLICATION ENSURING RESILIENCE Grid reliability and the control and protection of assets remain critical issues for networks. Ben Hargreaves reports. 30 THE FUTURE PULLING ENERGY FROM THE AIR Zero-emission energy production moved a big step closer towards commercialisation recently with the launch of the world's fi rst liquid air energy storage plant. Network reports. Jonathan Brearley, senior partner, networks, Ofgem Bernard Magee, head of strategy and marketing for power networks, Siemens John Scott, independent consultant Ed Gill, UK head of press & public affairs, Energy Networks Association Louise Kingham OBE, chief executive, Energy Institute (EI) Chris Clarke, director of asset management and health, safety & environment, Wales & West Utilities Richard Court, head of regulation and external affairs, Cadent Tim Rotheray, director, Association for Decentralised Energy John Parsons, networks portfolio manager, BEAMA Matt Rudling, director of customer services, UK Power Networks Mark Thompson, head of energy, Innovate UK Roger Hey, future networks manager, Western Power Distribution Maxine Frerk, director, Grid Edge Policy Joss Clarke, head of stakeholder and external communications, RIIO T2 – National Grid Ellen Bennett, publishing director, utilities Faversham House EDITORIAL BOARD the UKRI Research and Innovation Infrastructure Roadmap. 17) Industry insight – ZIV Automation 18) Industry insight – Cosmo Tech 19) Protecting customers ADE's Lily Frencham talks customer protection in the heat network sector. 19) Industry insight – Acrastyle 34) Meeting grid challenges Adrian Timbus from ABB on how digitalisation is supporting energy transformation.

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