Network and Local Area Energy Planning Event

31 Mar 2023

10:00am - 02:00pm

In Person


Our region has big decarbonisation plans, with local authorities and other leading organisations driving the transition.

As the electricity distribution network operator for the North East, Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire, we are often asked whether our network has the capacity to support our stakeholders net zero ambitions and so we set out to address key questions around network capacity and availability.

We explained how our Planning Scenario is helping us to prepare for the increase in connections for generation and low carbon technologies like heat pumps and electric vehicle charge points and how our distribution future energy scenarios (DFES) can be used to model changing energy usage in areas of our region, up to 2050.

We also explained how we’re supporting local authorities to develop their local area energy plans and provide insight into current network constraints and the work that is underway nationally to resolve this and also how the insight stakeholders are sharing with us is helping to inform our strategic network development plans and where we will invest in our network to create capacity for new connections.



Jim Cardwell

Head of Policy Development


Lizzie Boyes

Local Systems Planning Engineer


Phil Jagger

Head of Network Planning and Design


Laura Brown

Commercial Manager - Flexibility Services


10:00am - 10:05am Welcome - scene setting and objectives for the day
10:05am - 11:45am Strategic forecasting and investment
11:45am - 12:15pm Break
12:15pm - 01:00pm Facilitating connections
01:00pm - 02:00pm Lunch and networking