Anne-Marie Trevelyan
Rt Hon. Anne-Marie Trevelyan – Minister for Business, Energy and Clean Growth

Anne-Marie Trevelyan was appointed as Minister of State (Minister for Business, Energy and Clean Growth) at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on 8 January 2021.
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Liam O'Sullivan
Liam O’Sullivan – Licence Director, SP Manweb, SP Energy Networks

Liam O’Sullivan is the Licence Director for the SP Manweb area for SP Energy Networks.
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Jim Cardwell
Jim Cardwell, Head of Policy Development, Northern Powergrid

Jim is leading on the delivery of customer propositions that support the transition to a smarter more flexible energy system that enable decarbonisation in Yorkshire and the North East of England.
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Richard Hartshorn
Richard Hartshorn – EV Readiness Manager (Preparing the Network for EV ready roads) – Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks

Richard will be speaking about Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks Electric Vehicle (EV) and Heat Pump (HP) uptake projections, and the subsequent impact analysis they’ve undertaken…
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Stewart Reid
Stewart Andrew Reid, Head of Future Networks, Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks

Stewart has worked in the electricity industry since 1983 and has been involved in managing electricity networks across the UK, in a range of roles including: operations management, planning, policy, project management and asset management in the fields of IT and Power Engineering.
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Louise van Rensburg
Louise van Rensburg – Head of DSO and Whole System, Energy System Transition – Ofgem

Louise van Rensburg, Head of DSO and Whole System, Energy System Transition at Ofgem,will be speaking at ENERGYx2020/21.
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Peter Hughes
Peter Hughes, CTC Global VP Europe

Greening The Network Through Advance Conductor Technologies. A recent study by John Hopkins University estimated that GHGs associated with transmission losses accounted for up to 1 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents per year worldwide.
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Jorone Taylor-Lewis and Samir Alilat
Jorone Taylor-Lewis (Account Director) & Samir Alilat (Innovation & Business Development Lead) at Kelvatek

Jorone Taylor-Lewis and Samir Alilat from Kelvatek will be speaking about the crucial role Low Voltage Network Monitoring will play in the coming years.
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Joe Meanen
Joe Meanen – Health & Safety Speaker

A Survivor of Piper Alpha disaster, Joe Meanen will be speaking about his story and how he survived a catastrophic event against the odds…
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Justin Moss
Justin Moss – Strategic Development Manager and co-Chair – Northern Rail Industry Leaders – Siemens

With over 27 years’ experience specialising in rail, electrification, mechanical and electrical projects, of which over 15 years has been within the rail industry, Justin has a vast understanding of the transportation…
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Richard Lowe
Dr Richard Lowe – Director – Power Sector – AECOM

Richard leads the power sector consenting work for AECOM in the UK and has directed environmental and engineering inputs to 12 power sector DCO applications to date…
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Emma Antrobus
Emma Antrobus – North West Director – Institution of Civil Engineers

Emma has been the North West Director of the Institution of Civil Engineers since July 2018, overseeing the activity and budgeting for more than 6500 members in the region…
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Anna-jane Hunter – Partner at Winder Phillips Associates

With over 14 years’ working in the rail industry, Anna-jane has recently joined Winder Phillips Associates: a specialist rail consultancy operating in the UK and internationally…
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John Bentley - Preformed Line Products
Preformed Lined Products
John Bentley – Managing Director – Preformed Line Products

John Bentley is Managing Director of Preformed Line Products (GB) Ltd. He is a charted mechanical engineer with extensive experience in leading teams designing and manufacturing, systems and products for the power generation, power distribution and power transmission industries…
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Helen Gaier-Laidlaw
Helen Gaier-Laidlaw – Licence Programmes Manager, SP Energy Networks

Helen is the business lead for SP Energy Networks safety critical work on Low ground Clearance of OHL and Vegetation Management compliance.
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Andy Wainwright - National Grid Electricity System Operator
Andy Wainwright – Whole System Business Lead – National Grid (ESO)

Andy is the business lead for National Grid ESO’s work on whole electricity system…
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Helen Sawdon
Helen Sawdon – Flexible Power Commercial Officer – Western Power Distribution

Helen is the Flexible Power Commercial Officer within Western Power Distribution’s Network Strategy Team and will be delivering a presentation on DSO and flexibility…
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Louise Taggart
Louise Taggart – Health & Safety – Michael’s Story

Louise Taggart’s presentation is a must-attend event for anyone connected with or interested in Health & Safety in the Electricity Industry especially Managers and Supervisors. ..
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Mark Stephens-Row
Mark Stephens-Row – IBM Weather

Mark Stephens-Row is a Meteorologist from The Weather Company, an IBM business who will be speaking about the use of satellite data to predict power disruptions caused by weather events such as gales and lightning storms and their effect on vegetation…
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Freedom Group
Freedom Group

Martin Buckland and Matt Pryor will be speaking about an innovative cost effective solution for providing grid connections up to 132KV.

Martin Buckland
Martin Buckland – Managing Director

Martin has 35 years’ experience of working in the engineering and environment sectors. He is an accomplished leader, with strong technical, communication and motivational skills used to successfully deliver projects of a difficult and sensitive nature.
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Matt Pryor
Matt Pryor – Technical Manager – Overhead Lines

Matt has extensive design and construction experience in both Overhead Transmission Lines and cables….
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Peter Williams
Peter Williams – Sales Director – Polesaver

Utility poles – An up to date review of creosote alternatives
It is looking highly likely that the licence for the use of creosote as a wood preservative will be withdrawn in 2021.
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