Register your attendance to UK Power Networks consultation event

Future Smart: A Smart Grid for All at the Royal Society, London on Friday 8th September, from 8:00am to 4:00pm

UK Power Networks, the UK’s largest electricity distributor serving over 8 million homes and businesses, has launched the Future Smart vision to create an electricity network that empowers and enables communities and consumers to benefit from the new technologies available – and facilitate the development of those yet to come.

At Future Smart: A Smart Grid for All, we will consider the radical changes necessary to enable electricity networks to facilitate consumer’s choice and energy needs, and outline how people and new technologies will be at the heart of the new electricity system. The conference also will give you an opportunity to share your views and ideas, to network with industry colleagues and to help us develop our Distribution System Operator (DSO) strategy.

Your participation will directly influence the direction of UK Power Networks, and will provide valuable learnings about the future of the network. Please complete this form to have your say:

Select your Breakout Session:

At this interactive event, we want to hear your views on the most important priorities for UK Power Networks as we transition to a DSO. From the list below, please select which discussion you would like to participate in during our session on priorities:


Choice 1

Flexibility

Flexibility
Facilitating cleaner, greener, cheaper electricity

How we generate, distribute and engage with energy is changing with an increasing focus on low carbon solutions. And it is not just renewable energy. Battery storage is featuring more and more as a means to bring flexibility to our systems. But what does flexibility mean to you and our end consumers? Find out about our flexibility programme and help us shape our plans to build alternative solutions to network upgrades, to reduce costs in customer energy bills and ensure that the lights stay on.

Choice 2

Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicles
Preparing and facilitating the electric car movement

Electric vehicles have become headline news and it is undeniably an area of rapid growth with more and more people switching to electric cars and over 300 electric buses expected by 2020. We will delve into out how we are proactively engaged with bus operators, Local Authorities and fleet providers such as UPS to enable the transition to electric vehicles. We also want to understand what this shift means to you and what we can do to prepare and facilitate the uptake of Electric vehicles.

Choice 3

Collaboration

Collaboration
Working together to create a smart grid for all

How can we work together better? At a time of unprecedented change in our industry it is more important than ever that we listen, collaborate and share but this can be a challenge in a competitive world. How can we overcome these barriers and find ways to work together towards a Smart Grid that benefits all? In this session we share with you how we are collaborating with industry peers and open the floor to discuss what ideas we can come up with to do it even better.

If you have any further questions, please contact FutureSmart@ukpowernetworks.co.uk.

For further information, please do visit us online at FutureSmart.ukpowernetworks.co.uk. Join the debate on Twitter @UKPNnews with the hashtag #futuresmart, and on LinkedIn.