Resilience Roundtable - Help us shape our plan: Maintaining resilience to address future demands

02 Dec 2020

10:00am - 12:00pm



The resilience of our network underpins the critical services we provide to you, our customers. Building a resilient network requires us to adapt to many external factors, including changing weather patterns and the threat of malicious attacks on our assets.

Collaboration is a crucial part of our resilience approach. When incidents do occur, we have well-developed plans in place to minimise disruption to our network and our customers. The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has demonstrated our ability to enact these plans and the resilience of our workforce, helping us to maintain continuity of our essential services safely.

Your feedback will help to shape our future investment priorities. As we plan for the future, join us to discuss:

  • Are we demonstrating good leadership on resilience matters?
  • Do our developing plans address the critical resilience concerns for our regions the energy sector and the UK overall?
  • How far should we go in terms of proactively identifying and protecting against future threats?
  • In response to the likelihood of more frequent and extreme weather events, how should we trade-off early investment to increased resilience against a cheaper, higher risk approach?



Becky Robson

Head of People, Northern Powergrid


Rod Gardner

Head of Operational Performance Improvement, Northern Powergrid


Andrew McLeod

Senior Emergency Planning Engineer, Northern Powergrid


Phil Green

IS Security and Compliance Manager, Northern Powergrid


Paul Nicholson

Network Resilience Manager, Northern Powergrid


10:00am - 10:10am Opening and welcome
10:10am - 10:15am Our vision, business plan journey and ‘emerging thinking’
10:15am - 10:25am Resilience Overview
10:25am - 10:40am Questions and answers
10:40am - 11:40am Breakout rooms
11:40am - 12:00pm Report back and close