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Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks join an impressive line-up at the Energy Networks Innovation Conference and networking event. As well as exhibiting, SSEN is participating in a number of sessions including: 

  • CEO panel: What does COP26 mean for the future of the energy networks?
    Chris Burchell, Managing Director
  • Future control room
    Matthew Hamilton, Innovation Project Manager
  • NeSTS: New Suite of Transmission Structures
    Tim Sammon, R&D Project Manager
  • Equal EV
    Kate Jones, Innovation Project Manager
  • Panel: How can we ensure we don’t leave behind the non-digital native consumers?
    Simon O’Loughlin, Stakeholder Engagement Manager and Consumer Vulnerability Lead
  • NeRDA: Near-real time data access
    Fraser Macintyre, Knowledge Management Analyst and Nigel Bessant
  • Case Study: Project LEO
    Melanie Bryce, Oxfordshire Programme Director
  • Smart hammer + Thor hammer
    Kevin Dennis, Innovation Project Manager
  • Fireside chat: Progress on delivering the transition in 2021 and what’s to come in 2022
    Steve Atkins, DSO Transition Manager


Company profile

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has two licensed electricity distribution network areas, Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution (SHEPD) and Southern Electric Power Distribution (SEPD). We deliver power to over 8m people in 3.8m homes and businesses across the north of Scotland and central southern England.

SSEN has a statutory obligation to develop, maintain and operate its network in an efficient, co-ordinated and economical manner, to ensure security of supply that delivers value for money for our customers. Since publishing the last version of our Innovation Strategy, the world has changed with the UK adopting a new Net Zero emissions target by 2050. SSEN is fully committed to its role in delivering this target. The needs of our stakeholders have also changed during this period, in part driven by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We want to continue to develop our understanding of the opportunities created by the transition to Net Zero and the proliferation of low carbon technologies for the communities we serve. We are committed to taking an agile approach and with more robust tracking of project benefits to further improve the way we deliver our innovation projects into Business As Usual. We must work together to make innovation happen to deliver benefits in a timely manner through increased collaboration, with industry partners, government and customers.

Why Attend ENIC 21?

The ENIC conference is the only event of its kind, designed to bring together energy network innovators and decision makers from across the UK. You’ll hear from top speakers in the industry and be able to meet your peers as well as visit an exhibition hall packed with companies offering cutting edge solutions.

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