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A changing energy system: what next for the grid?

When Mar 14, 2017
from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Energy Futures Lab , Imperial College London, United Kingdom
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Join National Grid's Cordi O'Hara at this free lecture, organised jointly with Energy Futures Lab, to find out.


A changing energy system: what next for the Grid?


Our energy industry is on the edge of dramatic change, with the landscape of tomorrow looking very different to that of today. Our desire to deliver a low carbon future, coupled with technological advances such as battery storage and increasing consumer expectation means that our role as System Operator for GB is becoming increasing complex. Innovation, flexibility and embracing a new collaborative approach to solving the problems of tomorrow will be key to navigating a world that will be characterised by de-centralisation, de-carbonisation and digitalisation. Together we need to seize the opportunities to deliver a smarter more flexible energy system that is fit for the future.


Cordi O'Hara is the Director of UK System Operator for National Grid. She joined the company in January 2014 as Director of Market Operation and is now Director of UK System Operator. She is responsible for the long term strategy, planning and real time operation of the gas and electricity networks in GB, ensuring the delivery of the highest levels of service for customers and stakeholders.

Prior to joining National Grid, Cordi spent 16 years at Centrica in a variety of commercial and operational roles, including Director of Trading, Head of Asset Optimisation, and Director of Origination. Cordi started her career in Yorkshire Electricity.


Lecture Theatre 1 is in the Blackett Laboratory, the Department of Physics, building number 6 on the campus map.

The quickest and easiest way there is to enter via the entrance on Prince Consort Road. The entrance for the lecture theatre is at the top of the stairs on your left hand side as you come into the building.


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