Learning and sharing innovation at LCNI Conference

The LCNI Conference, which is being in held in Manchester 11 – 13 October, is the only conference dedicated to showcasing the breadth of innovative engineering work taking place across the electricity networks industry to deliver the UK’s energy future.

The Future Networks team at Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks is going to have a strong presence at the conference, hosting a number of workshops and participating in discussions.

As per industry practice, we actively share with other network operators the findings of our Ofgem innovation incentive schemes to promote best practise, and enable the deployment of new solutions into business as usual across the country.

The subject areas we will be chairing or participating in at the conference include:

  • The future impact of electric vehicle charging on the network
  • Community energy
  • Real time monitoring
  • The challenges and market barriers for the transition to a DSO
  • The MTTE Project and The National HVDC Centre
  • Energy storage

Attending LCNI provides us with an opportunity to explore the learning from electricity and gas network innovation projects and the closure of key large-scale projects. It also offers us the chance to meet and greet new people and hear of the latest technologies and ideas.

If you’re coming along to the conference please visit our stand and have a chat with the team. And if you’re able to attend one of our workshops I hope you find them worthwhile and you learn something new – we’re trying to make them as interactive as possible so please participate fully in the sessions.

To find a out more information about the LCNI Conference please visit its website.

About the author

Stewart Reid Future Networks & Innovation Manager

Stewart leads SSEPD’s team dedicated to developing the company’s electricity networks, and their operation, to support a low carbon future. Stewart has worked in the electricity industry since 1983 and has been involved in managing electricity networks in many parts of Scotland, in a range of roles.

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