Network September 2018

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THE C ONVERSATION 13) Engagement is key Industry views on Ofgem's stakeholder engagement and consumer vulnerability incentive. 19) Managing your assets Randolph Brazier, head of innovation at the ENA, discusses using a whole system approach to asset management. 20) Digitalisation and data Stephen Goldspink from Siemens Energy Management on the importance of data and how a new digital transformer will provide real time asset status to network operators. SEPTEMBER ISSUE 25/2018 THE APPLICATION 30) Powering Stalybridge Electricity North West is in the fi nal phase of a major £3 million power upgrade project in Stalybridge. Alec Peachey caught up with Paul McGonigle, transmission circuits delivery manager, to fi nd out more about the work being done. 33) Enabling smart energy networks Dr Peter Couch, chief executive offi cer of the Joint Radio Company (JRC), highlights the importance of smart telecommunication technologies. 34) Industry insight - Nokia NETWORK / 4 / SEPTEMBER 2018 8 THE CONVERSATION EMBRACING CHANGE Akshay Kaul, director of network price controls at Ofgem, speaks to Alec Peachey about the regulator's stakeholder engagement incentive and a range of other subjects including RIIO2, innovation and the future energy system. 28 THE APPLICATION UNDERSTANDING ASSETS Energy systems are changing and balancing the need to upgrade the networks for the future customer while maintaining the operational performance and affordability needed today is key. Ben Hargreaves reports. 38 THE FUTURE THE PILLARS OF POLICY How do you create infrastructure policy in an uncertain world? A recent roundtable discussion hosted by Network and National Grid sought to fi nd out. Tom Grimwood was there. 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 Ben Graff, head of T2 stakeholder engagement - National Grid Ellen Bennett, publishing director, utilities, Faversham House EDITORIAL BOARD 23) Creating certainty Proposed regulation of heat network market welcomed by Jody Pittaway, head of project development at SSE Enterprise Heat. 23) Industry insight - Omicron 25) Making networks tick Maxine Frerk, director at Grid Edge Policy, looks at the subject of network charging. 42 Connecting utilities Q&A with Richard Dowling, chief economist and head of government affairs at The Faraday Grid.

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