ONP Timeline

This section highlights all of the stakeholder engagement activities that have been undertaken and are planned as a part of the Open Networks project. Here you can also find the presentations and outputs from the various stakeholder engagement events. This page includes consolidated sets of stakeholder feedback and how we have incorporated this into the products from the workstreams.

Upcoming Events & Advisory Group Meetings

Flexibility Market Principles Workshop - 11th April 2019

As part of our Flexibility Services Workstream this year, we are undertaking work under WS1A P1 Flexibility Market Principles to outline guiding principles for the flexibility marketplace for DSO services. It is essential that flexibility markets mature in ways that embed competition, drive whole system value and mitigate against any conflicts of interest or unintended consequences. To support this members of ENA’s Open Networks Project want to engage early with DNOs, potential platform providers and market participants involved in the procurement of flexibility to develop guiding principles which drive the right behaviour in order to resolve electricity system issues.

Future Worlds: Impact Assessment Consultation - Events/Webinars

To support Future Worlds: Impact Assessment consultation and provide interested stakeholders with the opportunity to gain further clarity prior to the submission of their response, we are holding two webinars and two events, which you can register for by using the links provided below.


  • Glasgow: 8 April 2019 (to register your interest, please click here)
  • London: 10 April 2019 (to register your interest, please click here)


Past Events

Webinar: 2019 Workplan Consultation - 13th February 2019

This webinar provided stakeholders with a more detailed understanding of the project’s plans for 2019. It began with a short overview of the 2019 Phase 3 Work Plan consultation document before providing an opportunity for participants to ask questions.

End of Year Report & 2019 Workplan - 1st February 2019

The Open Networks project team held the launch of the Open Networks End of Year Report (coming soon) and 2019 Workplan at ENA’s offices in London. This included an in-depth discussion with leading policymakers from BEIS and the Ofgem about their plans for smart networks in Great Britain.

Interactivity and Queue Management - 10th January 2019, webinar

This webinar provided interested stakeholders with the opportunity to look at the ENA consultation on Interactivity & Queue Management, which runs until 25th January and was published on the ENA website. It contained a short overview of the consultation document and as well as provide an opportunity to post questions via the chat function.

Future Worlds Presentation/Stakeholder Workshop - 1st November 2018, London

ENA and Baringa held a presentation/stakeholder workshop at the ENA offices. It involved the sharing of key findings from the consulation responses and the proposed next steps by the Open Networks Project team, as well as a summary of the worlds and their potential evolutions by Baringa. This also provided stakeholders with the opportunity to provide input into their work.

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Webinar: Whole System FES (WS1 P5) - 29th October 2018, London

This webinar introduced stakeholders to the work undertaken by the Whole System FES Product Team, which included the results of a survey on the current forecasting approaches by DNOs, the development work on the Whole System FES framework and the recommended way forward. It was an opportunity for stakeholders to ask questions and provide feedback. 

Open Networks: Future Worlds Consultation

Stakeholder Events

Edinburgh - 29th August 2018

London - 3rd September 2018


Webinar 1 - 21st August 2018 

Webinar 2 - 13th September 2018

NETSO Coordinates World D - 27th April 2018

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Flexibility Co-ordinators World E - 13th April 2018

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Statement of Works Focus Group - 23rd March 2018, London

Past Advisory Group Meetings


Advisory Group Meeting - 7th March 2019, London


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Advisory Group Meeting - 4th December 2018, London

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Advisory Group Meeting - 26th September 2018, London

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Advisory Group Meeting - 2nd August 2018, London

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Advisory Group Meeting - 4th June 2018, London

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Advisory Group Meeting - 12th April 2018, London

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Advisory Group Meeting - 20th December 2017, London

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Advisory Group Meeting - 25th October 2017, Glasgow

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Advisory Group Meeting - 31st August 2017, London

Advisory Group Meeting - 19th July 2017, London

Advisory Group Meeting - 25th April 2017, London

Public Consultations

For information regarding public consultations, both past and upcoming, visit our Public Consultations page.

If you require additional information, please feel free to contact us at [email protected].