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How new technologies are enabling us to balance the grid

Ben Godfrey, Director of Distribution System Operator at National Grid, recently kicked off Powered On Live 2024 with a keynote on day one. 

A well-known figure within the industry, Ben heads up DSO for National Grid, a role he moved into after the company acquired Western Power Distribution, where he had worked for 11 years, and rebranded it as National Grid Electricity Distribution.

As part of his role, Ben is responsible for forecasting, capacity management and developing strategic network investment options for all four of National Grid Electricity Distribution’s licenced areas. 

At Powered On Live 2024, Ben brought his experience as an electrical engineer within the UK electrical utilities industry to outline the changes coming to the grid in the form of flexibility. During his keynote speech, attendees learnt about how EVs, energy storage, smart tariffs and even AI are changing the game when it comes to ensuring we get the right balance on the grid.

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