Wednesday 8 September
The role of the system operator is at the heart of the transition to a high renewable, net zero power system. BEIS and Ofgem’s consultation on proposals for a Future System Operator (FSO), a new body that would take on roles and functions currently carried out by National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO), could therefore turn out to be one of the most important announcements in this year of net zero policies. The FSO will be making decisions that affect the business models of everyone in the energy sector, as well as progress towards net zero.
This event bought together a panel of experts from BEIS, National Grid ESO and the industry to discuss some of the key details that should be considered in the change to FSO, such as its role in prioritising decarbonisation, ensuring effective coordination with distribution networks and developing the most appropriate organisational model.
The session heard from:
- Kayte O’Neill, head of markets, National Grid ESO
- Charles Phillips, head of capacity market, BEIS
- Suleman Alli, director of customer service, strategy, regulation and information systems, UK Power Networks
- Mike Ryan, UK commercial director, Habitat