Jonathan is currently Data & Digitalisation Manager at Western Power Distribution and has worked in the electricity distribution industry since 2006. He has previously held a number of roles within the organisation, most recently leading WPD’s innovation programme.
He now leads the digitalisation and data activity, focussing on increasing data, the quality of data, and developing and employing digitalised solutions to enable benefit to driven to a wide range of internal and external stakeholders. His work focuses on ensuring that WPD has the ability to meet and exceed data and digital requirements, serving current and future needs of the energy system and delivering data and digitalisation developments in line with stakeholder and customer recommendations.
Jonathan has a particular interest in delivering new systems and solutions to benefit customers, stakeholders and the industry as a whole. He is a member of CIRED’s Session 4 Advisory Group; Distributed Energy Resources and Active Demand Integration.
Digitalisation and futureproofing are key for networks across the world, but the UK DNOs are steaming ahead with future planning and setting rules and standards for the next 5 years to ensure that targets are met. This session will examine whether the current strategies are fit for purpose, and where they need to get to if not.