Engineering Overview

ENA's engineers are responsible for managing the annual work programme agreed, on behalf of member companies, by the Electricity Networks and Futures Group (ENFG). These activities provide key support for member companies and help to promote the introduction of new initiatives through joint working. Some examples include:

  • Development of the Distributed Generation Connection Guides.

  • Flooding resilience in conjunction with Ofgem, BEIS, the Environment Agency and the Met Office.

  • Climate Change Adaptation Reporting in conjunction with BEIS, Ofgem and Defra.

  • Distribution Network Operator (DNO) / Independent DNO Technical Interface.

Areas of work and working groups

  • Resilience and emergency planning.

  • Research and development.

  • National Fault and Interruption Reporting Scheme (NaFIRS®).

  • National Equipment Defect Reporting System (NEDeRS®).

  • Plant and equipment assessment, including:

    • Protection Assessment Panel (PAP).
    • Switchgear Assessment Panel (SAP).
  • Streetworks Forum.

  • Facilitation of Distribution Code Review Panel and Industry Technical Codes Group.

  • European Technical Issues Group.

  • Network equipment and system issues.

  • Energy telecommunications.

ENA Engineering staff contacts details:




Mark Dunk - Head of Engineering
[email protected]

Darwin Aseka - Technical Lead (Power Quality, Protection, Earthing & Communications)
[email protected]

Lauren Fisher - Resilience Lead
[email protected]

Julian Pardo - Plant & Equipment Engineer
[email protected]

David McCarthy - Contracts Executive
[email protected]