Network September 2019

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Jonathan Brearley, senior partner, networks, Ofgem Bernard Magee, head of strategy and marketing for power networks, Siemens John Scott, independent consultant Peter Kocen, senior press & public affairs manager, Energy Networks Association Louise Kingham OBE, chief executive, Energy Institute (EI) Chris Clarke, energy strategy director, Wales & West Utilities David Richardson, innovation lead for energy systems, Innovate UK Tim Rotheray, director, Association for Decentralised Energy Anthony Bivens, head of networks, BEAMA Sul Alli, director of safety, strategy and support services, UK Power Networks 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 Ranjit Blythe, director of communications and external affairs (interim), Cadent EDITORIAL BOARD Peter Jones, technical manager, Energy Research Partnership. THE C ONVERSATION 12 Turning ambition into action The launch of SSEN Transmission's draft business plan includes an ambition to tackle climate change, connect more renewable energy and transport it across the country. Managing director Rob McDonald tells Network editor Alec Peachey how the company is going to achieve this. 14 Accelerating the EV revolution Matthew Boulton, chief commercial offi cer at Pivot Power, discusses how the company is working at a local level SEPTEMBER ISSUE 35/2019 THE APPLICATION 22 Understanding interconnectors With post-Brexit energy trading arrangements still unresolved and Europe's connectivity lagging expectations, Fieldfi sher energy experts David Haverbeke, Lis Blunsdon and Yohanna Weber, discuss why more attention needs to be focused on critical power infrastructure. 27 Industry insight - Megger NETWORK / 4 / SEPTEMBER 2019 8 THE CONVERSATION INDUSTRY REACTION TO BLACKOUT With the industry still reeling from Britain's biggest blackout in a decade, Network provides a summary of the key fi ndings from National Grid's interim report into the incident. A selection of sector experts also provide analysis of what happened and lessons that need to be learnt. 20 THE APPLICATION UNLOCKING ASSET INFRASTRUCTURE From regulatory restrictions and the uptake of distributed generation to the increase in electric vehicles and renewable energy solutions, the challenges for existing asset infrastructure are varied and complex. Nadine Buddoo reports on what the networks are doing in the asset management space. 30 THE FUTURE CHALLENGING THE NETWORKS Within the RIIO2 price controls set out by Ofgem, network operators are required to set up independently chaired customer engagement groups (CEGs). As part of our Utility of the Future campaign, Network spoke to the chairs of four of these groups to fi nd out more about their role and how they challenge the networks. to speed up the decarbonisation of transport. 15 Industry insight – Omicron 16 Dealing with distributed energy Dr Graham Ault from Smarter Grid Solutions provides an update on the current applications of Active Network Management (ANM) beyond fl exible distributed generation (DG). 38 Meeting demand Q&A with Dr Matthew Trewhella, managing director of Kensa Contracting.

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