SmartGrid GB is live!
The Royal Academy of Engineering, London.
120 plus delegates from industry, academia, government, regulator, consumer groups and trade associations gathered to hear Minister of State for Energy Charles Hendry MP and a cross-industry expert panel kick off SmartGrid GB and endorse its purpose and vision.
As our acting chairman has told the distinguished audience…. Industry wants it, government wants it and the country needs it.
Hello there, and welcome to SmartGrid GB. We’re excited to be here.
SmartGrid GB has been set up on a simple premise.
We believe that achieving smart grid is of fundamental importance to the UK economy and the time is right for a national conversation about how we make it happen.
What are people saying about SmartGrid GB?
‘SmartGrid GB is a welcome and overdue initiative that will bring a greatly needed, multi-stakeholder perspective on this major area of future energy policy.’
Charles Hendry MP, Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change
‘The DECC/Ofgem Smart Grid Forum is looking forward to working with SmartGrid GB and will regularly call upon it to understand the perspectives of its members.’
Rachel Fletcher, Partner, Distribution, Ofgem
‘I am delighted to see Great Britain take another leadership position by setting up SmartGrid GB and becoming a member of the ‘Global Smart Grid Federation”
Guido Bartels, Chairman, Global Smart Grid Federation
‘SmartGrid GB can play a critical role in promoting the economic benefits of a modernized, more efficient grid.’
Keith Redfearn, General Manager, GE Energy – Digital Energy in Europe
‘SmartGrid GB will promote smart grid to government and other stakeholders to make sure we don’t miss out on its numerous benefits.’
Katie Miller, Director Public Affairs & Strategic Industries Business Development, Alcatel-Lucent