Cosmo Tech’s UK representatives Aaron Forshaw and Pete Massey will be attending Network Forum today, 26 March.
Taking place in Birmingham, United Kingdom, Network Forum is a one-day event that presents the opportunity to explore the latest business models and gain high-level strategic intel to help deliver tomorrow’s low carbon, sustainable energy sector. This highly focused conference event will keep leaders and decision makers at the forefront of the UK’s charge towards a brave new low-carbon world. Network Forum examines the future through three specialist content streams running throughout the day: future networks, flexible networks, and the low carbon transformation of transport. Attendees will be able to meet senior representatives, speak directly with network chief executives to discuss their visions for smart and flexible networks, witness live demonstrations and use them as a base to create the future energy system.
Attendees can also get some insight on the biggest challenge of RIIO2 (Revenue = Incentives + Innovation + Outputs), as well as the opportunity to discuss RIIO2 with Akshay Kaul, Director of Systems and Networks at Ofgem, who is leading the introduction and the implementation of RIIO2. For faithful followers of Cosmo Tech, RIIO2 should ring a bell – Massey spoke about it during his asset management interview.
“Specifically, to the UK, probably the biggest challenge is the decarbonization of energy because it’s in the northern hemisphere,” he explains. “So, managing the transition from a predominantly gas-fueled heating sector to one that is decarbonized energy will probably take a mix over the next 20 years. The regulator industries in the UK have to demonstrate that they’re maintaining their statutory duties, the safety of the system, and meeting demand, but at the same time, looking to reduce the amount of carbon they burn and manage that pathway towards a more electric driven energy sector.”
The event boasts 150+ attendees and speakers, including senior leaders and representatives from all major UK gas and electricity networks. Key speakers include representatives from Ofgem, UK Power Networks, and Wales & West Utilities. Network Forum is a must-attend event for C-suite, D-Suite and head of department at gas and electricity network operators, plus regulatory and policy professionals involved with the sector, plus interested parties from the energy network supply chain.
Network 2019 is delivered by Network Magazine, who produces articles for the gas, electricity and heat sectors in the UK.