NETWORK 2019 PARTNER
National Grid connects people every day to the energy that makes modern life possible.
We maintain and develop the ‘motorways’ of the energy system. We use our knowledge to help keep the lights on, businesses running and homes warm at a low cost to bill payers.
The country’s energy system is going through a major transformation, with innovative technologies and business models changing the way communities and businesses use and generate energy. For example, over the past decade, we have seen a staggering increase in renewable energy on the system as well as much more decentralised energy and increasing digitisation.
Within a complex and rapidly changing energy system, the decisions we make have a huge impact. Therefore, National Grid uses its own insights and expertise to work with others throughout the energy industry to plan for the long-term while managing the ‘here and now’.
For more information, please visit: www.nationalgrid,com/group
NETWORK 2019 PARTNER
Costain’s purpose is to improve people’s lives by deploying technology-based engineering solutions to meet urgent national needs across the UK’s energy, water and transportation infrastructures. Our Engineering Tomorrow strategy is about identifying, developing and implementing innovative solutions to meet the UK’s future network and infrastructure needs. Listed on the UK stock exchange and recognised as one of the UK’s leading engineering solutions providers, Costain provides a broad range of innovative services across the whole lifecycle of Client assets linked to the key priorities of decarbonisation, digitalisation and decentralisation. With our solid foundation in the energy sector, in particular the transmission and distribution markets, we solve the complex challenges and utilise technology based solutions for the future integrity of the network. With more than 4,000 staff delivering a full-service offering from consultancy services through to complex delivery, we are working as a trusted advisor with industry to collaborate, innovate and attract new talent.
For more information please visit: www.costain.com
NETWORK FORUM SPONSOR
Lagoni Engineering is a multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy and technical services provider within the engineering, cyber security, operational technology and technical safety fields, providing its services to a variety of clients and partners, including operators, owners, EPC contractors and systeM integrators, across the entire lifecycle of assets from initial concept through to decommissioning.
With a wealth of experience in design, integration and delivery of Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Lagoni’s cyber security team use a risk-based approach and a foundation of process and functional safety to underpin its industrial security offering, helping clients determine a cyber security roadmap for regulatory compliance and OT defence. Lagoni believe, that by applying new thinking and innovative approaches to grass roots engineering, the company can help to shape the future of how the industry operates.
For more information please visit: www.lagoni.co.uk
NETWORK FORUM SPONSOR
S&C Electric Company is a global provider of equipment and services for electric power systems. Founded in 1911, the Chicago-based company designs and manufactures switching, protection, and control products for electric power transmission and distribution. S&C’s EMEA headquarters, based in South Wales, UK, reaches across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
S&C continues to advance new solutions for electric power delivery systems as the electric grid undergoes transformative change in the 21st century. Utilities are working to integrate renewable energy sources, address peak loading issues, and manage the needs of electric vehicles. Looking at an increasingly complex and dynamic grid, S&C is working closely with its electric utility customers to understand their electric grids and the business challenges they face, and then innovating solutions to address their power-delivery challenges.
In addition, S&C offers a wide range of engineering, laboratory, testing, and field services for electric utilities, and commercial and industrial power systems.
For more information, please visit: www.sandc.com
NETWORK FORUM SPONSOR
Schneider Electric is leading the Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation in Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries.
With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the indisputable leader in Power Management – Medium Voltage, Low Voltage and Secure Power, and in Automation Systems. We provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software.
In our global Ecosystem, we collaborate with the largest Partner, Integrator and Developer Community on our Open Platform to deliver real-time control and operational efficiency.
We believe that great people and partners make Schneider a great company and that our commitment to Innovation, Diversity and Sustainability ensures that Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment
For more information, please visit: www.schneider-electric.co.uk
NETWORK AWARDS ASSOCIATE SPONSOR
Building the next generation of energy networks requires collaboration and the PNDC connects stakeholders through every stage of the innovation process. The unique facility enables highly realistic and accelerated technology testing alongside a rich portfolio of research programmes across the full Smart Grid domain. Real 11kV and LV distribution networks, which are flexible with the ability to vary voltage, frequency and perform disturbance testing in a controlled environment, with a team of post doctorate researchers with individual areas of expertise relevant to our Core Research Themes.The capability to research, test and demonstrate hardware, software and integrated systems solutions in a safe, controlled environment.
For more information, please visit: www.pndc.co.uk
NETWORK AWARDS CATEGORY SPONSOR - ENGINEERING PROJECT OF THE YEAR
Lucy Electric is a leader in secondary power distribution solutions with more than 100 years’ industry experience. Specialising in high-performance medium voltage switchgear for utility, industrial and commercial applications, it enables the safe and reliable distribution of energy to homes and businesses worldwide. Lucy Electric’s best-in-class products are at the cutting edge of medium voltage design and innovation, providing switching, protection and automation solutions with reliability, safety and value built-in as standard. The group also offers bespoke engineering, comprehensive warrantees and dedicated after-sales support, meaning that customers get what they need throughout the product lifecycle. Based in Thame, Oxfordshire, UK, Lucy Electric also has offices in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, South Africa, China and Malaysia, and manufacturing facilities in the UK, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, India and Thailand. Through industrial partners and contractors, it has an established international network and local track record in more than 50 countries.
For more information, please visit: www.lucyelectric.com
The Energy Innovation Centre (EIC) was launched in 2008 to accelerate the discovery, development and deployment of innovation among the transmission and distribution network operators that power our homes and businesses.
For more information, please visit: www.energyinnovationcentre.com
Energy Networks Association (ENA) is the voice of the networks, representing the electricity and gas transmission and distribution network operators in the UK and Ireland. Its members are diverse, from major international companies to independent network operators. ENA is actively engaged with government, regulators and the EU Commission as well as producing a wide range of industry standards. The impact of regulation, the increasing influence of European legislation, the challenge of new technologies and the importance of securing our energy future, all against the background of the 2020 renewable energy targets, are just some issues ENA deals with.
For more information, please visit: www.energynetworks.org