Northern Powergrid Innovation Festival 2020 - Silent Power

14 Aug 2020

09:30am - 10:30am



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.

We use portable back-up generators to make cups of tea for customers and charge their phones in the event of an outage (planned or unplanned). These have always been polluting and noisy diesel generators as we had no alternative but this year, we rolled out the first of three ground-breaking electric vans that have onboard battery systems as a new approach. Join Ross McFarlane to learn all about these new additions to our fleet and how valuable they have already become for customers.



Ross McFarlane

Innovation Project Manager, Northern Powergrid


09:30am - 09:35am Opening and welcome
09:35am - 10:05am In conversation with Ross McFarlane
10:05am - 10:25am Questions and answers
10:25am - 10:30am Close session