2019 Sponsors

Founding Sponsor

National Grid plc is an electricity and gas utility focused on transmission and distribution activities in both the United Kingdom and the United States. Business segments include UK Electricity Transmission, UK Gas Transmission, National Grid Ventures and other activities, and US Regulated Gas and Electricity distribution and transmission networks.

In the UK we own and operate the electricity transmission network in England and Wales, with day-to-day responsibility for balancing supply and demand. We also operate, but do not own, the Scottish networks. Our networks comprise approximately 7,200km (4,474 miles) of overhead line, 1,500km (932 miles) of underground cable and 342 substations. We also own and operate the gas National Transmission System in Great Britain, with day-to-day responsibility for balancing supply and demand. Our network comprises approximately 7,660km (4,760 miles) of high-pressure pipe and 618 above-ground installations. As Great Britain’s System Operator, we make sure gas and electricity is transported safely and efficiently from where it is produced to where it is consumed. From April 2019, the Electricity System Operator (ESO) will be a new standalone business within National Grid, legally separate from all other parts of the National Grid Group. Other UK companies mainly relate to businesses operating in competitive markets outside of our core regulated businesses.


Gold Sponsors

Kaluza is an intelligent energy platform able to connect millions of smart devices, such as electric vehicles, heaters and in-home batteries, to produce vast quantities of flexible load. An OVO company, Kaluza operates end-to-end, providing software, hardware and in-home installation services to a range of partners. Optimising devices at scale to offset demand and cut carbon, Kaluza is driving the global transition to a distributed and secure zero-carbon grid. 


Social Energy are creating exclusive benefits for households across the UK, with AI powered energy trading technology, behind the meter. As the global leader in the domestic energy storage market, Social are pioneering virtual power plant technology, already actively providing grid services to reduce its customers’ bills.

After 7 years of development and innovation, Social Energy launched to the public in 2019 and their technology has been included with 54% of new solar installations after the end of the Feed in Tariff.  

With the ability to trade energy, provide frequency services and optimise household consumption profiles, through batteries, electric vehicles, hot water tanks and much more, the decentralised utility provides benefits to both homeowners and social housing organisations in the UK.

Social Energy are already launching in Australia and have massive global scalability with the ability to embed their AI technology in flexibility assets in every home.


Bronze Sponsors

Bird & Bird is an international law firm with a focus on helping organisations being changed by technology and the digital world. With over 1300 lawyers in 30 offices across Europe, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific and North America, we’re ready to help our clients wherever they are in the world.


Centrica plc is an international energy services and solutions company that has created the Local Energy Market – the world’s first fully automated market-based DER flexibility trading platform for multiple buyers (both the ESO and DNOs). Developed by Centrica and using a clearing algorithm delivered by N-SIDE, the LEM is now ready to unlock the potential of distributed energy flexibility across the wider UK and Europe.


Supporting Sponsors

Baringa Partners is an independent business and technology consultancy. We help businesses run more effectively, navigate industry shifts and reach new markets. We use our industry insights, ideas and pragmatism to help each client improve their business. Collaboration is central to our strategy and culture ensuring we attract the brightest and the best. And it’s why clients love working with us.

Baringa works across five practice areas of Energy and Resources, Financial Services, Products and Services, and Government and Public Sector. We operate globally, with offices in the UK, Germany, Australia, US, and the Middle East.


ENSEK provides a unique SaaS platform for energy suppliers.  We focus on removing stifling complexities in the energy market, by enabling better: market entry, data management, and customer engagement. From new entrants, through to established enterprise companies, we enable suppliers to meet customer needs and deliver their commercial ambitions.


As a software-as-a-service company, GreenCom Networks offers a white-label Energy IoT platform to utilities, energy service providers, manufacturers of energy-relevant devices and EV OEMs. With this platform, customers can integrate millions of decentralized energy devices like solar PV, battery storage, electric vehicles, heat pumps or storage heaters. Embedded artificial intelligence predicts the behavior of the connected devices and optimizes their usage either locally in a building or centrally in a virtual power plant. The energy IoT platform enables residential customer-oriented disruptive digital business services for utilities or manufacturers such as flat rates, maximized independence energy communities or peer-to-peer energy.


Moixa is the renewable energy technology company. We develop Smart Battery hardware and our GridShare software, to manage energy storage and sharing, as well as smart charging of electric vehicles. At Moixa we believe that by raising the IQ of batteries the world can live in a renewable future. We are committed to supporting the move away from fossil fuels by optimising the way people generate, distribute and consume renewable energy.

Our GridShare® platform manages over 70MWh of residential batteries across 7000 homes in the UK and Japan – forming one of the world’s largest virtual power plants. The software uses AI to learn and optimise daily charging, leveraging low carbon resources and time-of-day tariffs. GridShare also enables utilities to aggregate and manage large fleets of batteries and electric vehicles in order to deliver flexibility services into ancillary markets.

Moixa was recently selected from 13,900 companies as a Global Cleantech 100 company, and has raised over £16m in funding in the last two years including investment from leading companies in Japan. The company has an unrivalled track record in energy storage innovation, gained over 12 years of research and delivery of £6m of grants and pilots, and has over 20 patents on key aggregation, smart storage and electric vehicle optimisation technologies.


WSP and Parsons Brinckerhoff have combined and are now one of the world’s leading engineering professional services consulting firms.  WSP has a 130-year history and approximately 48,000 employees, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors, programme and construction management professionals, and various environmental engineers.  We are based in more than 550 offices across more than 40 countries worldwide.

Through various names, the company has been in business for over 125 years.

Our Power and Energy Sector are leading providers of engineering and project management services to the global power and energy market.  Our expertise includes power systems, smart grids, power generation, transmission and distribution and renewable energy consulting.


Supporting Partners