Empowering local communities

Northern Powergrid recently secured £15.4 million of funding through the latest round of Ofgem’s Network Innovation Competition to undertake a smart local energy systems trial in four communities across its region. Utility Week speaks to the company’s head of innovation Iain Miller and its policy and markets director Paul Glendinning about handing control of local electricity networks to communities while guarding against unintended consequences for the wider system.

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