Northern Powergrid Innovation Festival 2020 - Boston Spa Energy Efficiency Trial

12 Aug 2020

12:30pm - 01:30pm



This August we will be showcasing some of the most innovative projects that are helping us to maintain, improve and strengthen the local power infrastructure in the North East, Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire. From groundbreaking new ways of detecting problems to the very latest in drone technology – our best ideas to tackle climate change, fix faults before they impact customers and bring new ideas to the area will be on show.

What if a relatively tiny change at a substation could save the reduce the regions carbon emissions and shrink customer bills? Our voltage turndown trial in the town of Boston Spa is hoping to achieve just that. Learn about the ins and outs of the innovative programme with Mark Callum.



Keith Jacksonr

Boston Spa resident and community sponso


Mark Callum

Smartgrid Development Engineer, Northern Powergrid


Francis Shillitoe

Project Manager for Boston Spa, Northern Powergrid


Harry Evans

Power Systems Consultant, Northern Powergrid


12:30pm - 12:35pm Open and welcome Alexa - Traverse
12:35pm - 01:05pm In conversation with the team Alexa, Mark Callum, Francis Shillitoe, Harry Evans and Keith Jackson
01:05pm - 01:25pm Questions and answers all
01:25pm - 01:30pm Close session Alexa - Traverse