Northern Powergrid's Distribution System Operation - New Quarterly Update

07 Jun 2023

10:30am - 12:30pm



April 2023 marked the start of the ED2 regulatory period and a step change in our Distribution System Operation activities.

We have set out to deliver an ambitious plan over the next five years to make our energy system smarter and more flexible – enabling net zero in the most efficient way for all customers and stakeholders.

We would like to invite you to the first quarterly DSO update where we will share our plans for 2023 to launch us on our journey, and set out how you can get involved and benefit along the way.

We will cover:
1. How we are planning to deliver our DSO strategy, covering:
    - Major Connections
    - Flexibility services
    - Data and information sharing
2. What deliverables we are prioritising for 2023
3. How we will be involving our stakeholders in this journey

We would like to hear from you:
1. What do you think of our DSO strategy and our plans for 2023?
2. What do you think of our plans to engage and involve our stakeholders on
this journey?

Once registered, you will receive the link to join.

If you have any questions you would like to send us in advance, please email

We hope you will be able to join us.




Paul Glendinning

Director of Policy and Markets


Jim Cardwell

Head of Policy Development


Gill Williamson

Head of System Forecasting


Duncan Oliphant

DSO Transition Lead


10:30am - 10:35am Welcome and introduction Duncan Oliphant
10:35am - 10:50am Northern Powergrid’s approach to DSO Paul Glendinning
10:50am - 11:00am Q&A
11:00am - 11:10am Spotlight: Flexibility First Decision Making Gillian Williamson
11:10am - 11:30am Discussion: Northern Powergrid’s decision making approach Explain
11:30am - 11:35am Feedback from the discussion groups Explain
11:35am - 11:50am Stakeholder Engagement and DSO discussion Jim Cardwell
11:50am - 12:00pm Closing comments and final poll Paul Glendinning