27 - 28 September 2022 | London, UK

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Mark Goudie

DSO Manager
SP Energy Networks
Mark Goudie

Graham Campbell is the Head of Distribution System Operations (DSO) within SP Energy Networks (SPEN).

Graham is leading the transition to the smart flexible network of the future by realising SPEN’s ambition of becoming a DSO. This transformation of the distribution system is essential to facilitating the electrification of heat and transport and the connection of low carbon generation. These are critical to realising the UK Government’s net-zero targets and to deliver a better future, quicker for all.

To enable this increasingly electrified low carbon future, SPEN will facilitate the growth in demand and supply from low carbon technologies by becoming a DSO, ensuring its customers gain flexible access to the electricity distribution system.

A respected leader with over 15 years’ experience in the electricity sector, Graham has held number of senior leadership roles within SPEN, mainly in operational engineering areas.

Graham joined SPEN in 2002, having studied a Masters Degree in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde. In November, Graham will graduate with an MBA in Global Energy, through both the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow and Comillas University in Madrid.

21 Sep
09:00
 - 10:00 BST
Keynotes & Plenary Session

The roles and responsibilities of DNOs and DSOs globally are changing, and many are adopting strategies specific to the transition to keep up. With an expected boost of billions of Euros into the industry, to reactivate and accelerate the development of European value chains, where assets will be significantly subsidized (in some countries even given for free), will they be able to connect everything that’s coming at them?

  • Where are the main areas of focus for DSO investments and strategies? – Digitisation programmes, connecting grid-edge technologies and engaging with consumers
  • Upcoming challenges for DSOs around accelerated decarbonization due to the Green Recovery Fund
  • Digitalisation strategies in place to ensure the continued uptake of digital solutions for networks
  • Reviewing market design to provide adequate regulatory framework