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Webinar: Open Networks Project – Extracting Flexibility from DER
May 17, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Webinar Abstract: Launched in 2017, ENA’s Open Networks Project is laying the foundations of a smart, flexible energy system in Great Britain. Through the work over the years, the project has introduced real momentum into the transition to Distribution System Operation and is playing a key role in enabling local markets for flexibility. With over 2.9GW of flexibility planned for tender by Distribution networks in 2021 in Great Britain, the Open Networks Project is playing a key role in boosting flexibility markets and enabling DER to participate in them. Join the talk to hear more about the project and its work on flexibility.
About the Speakers:
Farina Farrier is the Head of Open Networks at the Energy Networks Association and has over 6 years of experience in managing engineering and business change projects within the energy and utilities sectors. Farina is currently heading the Open Networks Project that is laying the foundations of a smart grid in Great Britain. Farina works closely with the network operators, Government, stakeholders and industry in defining, planning and delivering the project.
Randolph Brazier is the Director of Innovation & Electricity Systems at the Energy Networks Association, and has over ten years of experience in the electricity and energy sector in the UK, Europe and Australia. Randolph leads teams looking at Digitalisation, Engineering, Future Networks (Open Networks Project), Innovation, Low Carbon Technologies and Resilience. He is responsible for co-ordinating and delivering a broad range of strategic initiatives, including how networks can help to deliver Net Zero. He has previous experience in the design and management of multi-disciplinary power projects in the power and renewables sectors. Randolph has an M.Phil in Engineering for Sustainable Development from the University of Cambridge and has presented at a wide range of events and conferences.
Moderator: Charlie Smith, ESIG Executive Director
Registration Cost: FREE
Q&A Session: We will be using the slido platform for Q&A. Please submit your questions and follow-along during the event at this link.