Network May 2019

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THE C ONVERSATION 10 The benefits of flexibility Graham Ault from Smarter Grid Solutions discusses the key values that flexibility can bring to an eco- nomically developed and operated grid. 11 Industry insight - Lagoni. 12 Dealing with weather events Dealing with customer complaints and queries around extreme weather events. 13 Stakeholder input is key Gary Stokes, stakeholder engagement manager – National Grid Electricity Transmission – talks about the role stakeholders are MAY ISSUE 32/2019 playing in shaping the fi rm's plans. 14 Creating a resilient workforce for the future Nick Ellins, chief executive of Energy & Utility Skills Group, talks about the work being done to attract talent into the sector. 15 Industry insight - ControlPoint. 46 How networks can overcome the EV challenge Mark Bartholomew, partner at law fi rm Shakespeare Martineau, looks at issues around electric vehicle surge charging. THE APPLICATION 20 Bringing networks together Costain partnership study examining the changing energy demands to enable future transportation. 26 Addressing energy issues Review of Network Forum 2019. 28 Short interruptions matter Q&A with Christopher Watts and Jonathan Hopkins from S&C Electric Company. NETWORK / 4 / MAY 2019 8 THE CONVERSATION DECARBONISATION DRIVING CHANGE AT ENW Electricity North West chief executive Peter Emery tells Network why the company is putting decarbonisation at the heart of its plans. 18 THE APPLICATION BUILDING OUR ENERGY FUTURE A look at the work of the EPSRC Supergen Energy Networks Hub. 36 THE FUTURE DEMONSTRATING ENERGY Rob Saunders – challenge director, UK Research & Innovation at Innovate UK – updates Network readers on the progress of the government's 'Prospering from the Energy Revolution' programme. 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, energy strategy director, Wales & West Utilities Richard Court, head of regulation and external affairs, Cadent Tim Rotheray, director, Association for Decentralised Energy John Parsons, director digital, BEAMA Sul Alli, director of safety, strategy and support 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 Darren Jones technology manager – power grids division, ABB Ben Graff, head of T2 stakeholder engagement - National Grid Ellen Bennett, publishing director, utilities Faversham House EDITORIAL BOARD Peter Jones, technical manager, Energy Research Partnership.

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