Network June 2018

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THE C ONVERSATION 10 Keeping regulatory certainty The ENA on how the cancellation of Ofgem's mid-period review could impact the energy networks. 11 Putting customers at the heart of RIIO2 Cadent's Richard Court on why Ofgem's RIIO2 framework consultation is at a critical stage. 12 Time to change or fail Matt Hastings, programme director at Centrica's Cornwall Local Energy Market, explains the importance of disrupting your own business model. JUNE ISSUE 23/2018 THE APPLICATION 20 Digitalising the network Are UK operators doing enough to harness the opportunities of digitalisation? Q&A with Siemens' Victor Sellwood – senior consultant, energy business advisory. 22 Delivering electricity to the grid Case study examining how a heat- conducting concrete is playing a part in delivering electricity to the grid. 23 Renewable revolution challenges Irish energy networks Review of Ireland Power conference. NETWORK / 4 / JUNE 2018 8 THE CONVERSATION FUTURE OF ENERGY Filippo Gaddo, head of energy economics at Arup, looks at what the UK's energy system might look like in 2035. 18 THE APPLICATION INTERNET OF THINGS Vonnie Smith from Bentley Systems examines the trends that have driven the acceleration of grid decentralisation and what technologies – such as Internet of Things (IoT) and digital twins – still need to be applied for smooth integration. 26 THE FUTURE INNOVATION Greg Pitcher speaks to UK Power Networks smart grid development team to fi nd out more about the company's transition to a smart grid. 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 13 Understanding costs Editorial board member John Parsons looks at the subject of network charging. 14 Real time data to incentivise behaviour Damien Canning, head of technical sustainability at Costain, talks about the advantages that distributed ledger technology can bring to the energy sector. 15 Industry insight – Nokia 34 Consumers matter Citizens Advice discuss consumer engagement.

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