The forums we currently sit on to provide a route to influence policy and regulation.

These include:


Name Description Organiser Regen contact
Charging Futures forum


One place for electricity network users to learn, contribute and shape the reform of GB’s electricity network access and charging arrangements.


Ofgem, National Grid (facilitator)


Poppy Maltby


Smart Systems forum


The Smart Systems Forum has been created to help implement and steer BEIS and Ofgem’s Smart Systems & Flexibility Plan.




Merlin Hyman


Open Networks Project


The project brings together nine of UK and Ireland’s electricity network operators, respected academics, NGOs and Government departments along with the energy regulator Ofgem, to drive progress towards a smart and flexible network.


Energy Networks Association


Merlin Hyman


Future of gas forum The Steering Group has been set up to provide cross-industry leadership to develop a Gas Markets Plan focused on the priorities and changes to the gas market over a 10-year horizon. National Grid Ray Arrell
Scottish and Southern Electricity Network stakeholder advisory group


The Stakeholder Advisory Panel will influence the strategic direction of SSEN and its Board and it is made up of six external members, with a variety of experience and from a range of sectors.


Scottish and Southern Electricity Network (SSEN)


Tamar Bourne


Community Energy England Board


Rachel is a Board member of Community Energy England, the national voice for community energy in England.


Community Energy England


Rachel Hayes


Western Power Distribution – Connection Customer Steering Group


A small forum of key sector representatives for raising issues surrounding connections with Western Power Distribution.


Western Power Distribution


Ray Arrell


RIIO-ED2 Decarbonisation and Environment Working Group


As part of Ofgem’s formal process to develop and assess business plans for Distribution Network Operators, this working group looks specifically at environmental issues, including decarbonisation.




Ray Arrell & Johnny Gowdy



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