Network March 2018

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THE C ONVERSATION 10 Industry insight – S&C Electric Company 11 Open Networks Project picks up the pace Update on progress from ENA. 12 The path to electrifi cation BEAMA's Electrifi cation by Design report. 14 Industry insight - Fundamentals 15 Cutting the cost of the networks Ashkay Kaul – partner, networks at Ofgem. 38 The smart infrastructure picture Duncan Botting on smart infrastructure and connected assets. MARCH ISSUE 20/2018 THE FUTURE 30) Utility Week Live 2018 With disruptive new technologies and business models emerging, utilities must fi nd new strategies and solutions to survive and thrive. Utility Week Live will examine these changes. 34) Robotics in action SGN to use robotic excavation system. 35) Industry insight – OMICRON THE APPLICATION 21 Industry insight – Nokia 22 Urban energy rhythms Costain on using data to manage assets. 24 Steve Wintle, head of CNI at Abloy UK, on integrating smart technology and enhancing physical security for critical national infrastructure. 25 Industry insight – Frazer Nash Consultancy 26 Collaboration in action Cadent chief executive Chris Train talks about the importance of working together. NETWORK / 4 / MARCH 2018 8 THE CONVERSATION EDITORIAL BOARD Network has assembled a group of highly experienced experts from the gas, power and heat networks to make up its editorial advisory board. 18 THE APPLICATION FLEXIS PROJECT FLEXIS (Flexible Integrated Energy Systems) is a £24.5 million research operation designed to develop an energy systems research capability in Wales. 36 THE FUTURE INVESTMENT IN V2G The government is investing £30 million in vehicle-to-grid technology with 21 projects chosen to receive funding. 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 Peter Jones, technology strategy manager power grids division, ABB Matt Rudling, director of customer services, UK Power Networks Mark Thompson, senior innovation lead – energy systems, 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, utilities content director, Faversham House EDITORIAL BOARD

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