Each year we hold a series of different events for both members and non-members. In addition to ENAs conferences and events, the Open Networks Project, along with our members, also host public events to run during our consultation periods – giving you the chance to hear from and ask questions to the project team.
Here you can find details and information on upcoming events, including presentations and materials from previous events, as well as consolidated sets of feedback and how we have incorporated this into the development of products from the work streams. Information and documents for the Advisory Group can be found here.
Ahead of each event, this page will be updated with the links to registration pages for stakeholders to sign up and find out more details. In addition to the website, we notify stakeholders when registration goes live through our distribution list - follow the link below to subscribe and keep informed of all upcoming events from the Open Networks Project.
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Interactivity Webinar - 20th July, 13:30-15:00
Following on from our consultation last summer, Workstream 2 held a further webinar to re-cap the principles of Conditional Interactivity and to set out how those principles would apply to Interactivity across the T/D boundary.
The webinar discussed the user guide, which was circulated to participants ahead of the webinar.
DSO Implementation Plan Webinar - 16th July, 15:00-16:00
With the release of the industry wide DSO Implementation Plan, the Project team held a webinar to demonstrate the interactive roadmap's functions, answer any questions, and take feedback.
Queue Management Consultation Webinar
To support the Open Networks consultation on Queue Management, the project team held a webinar to run through the consultation in detail and provide a chance to ask any questions before responses are submitted.
More information on the consultation, including the user guide and main consultation document, can be found on our public consultations page.
Standard Contract for Flexibility Webinar (WS1A P4)
15th May 2020, 14:00 - 15:00
Following the release of the first version of the standard contract for flexibility procurement, the Project team hosted a webinar to present the contract to the industry, as well as take thoughts and comments that can inform future work. The project team are still formally requesting feedback on the contract to inform future versions, and ask that any feedback be sent to [email protected] by 5th June 2020.
2020 Work Plan Consultation Webinars
To complement the 2020 Work Plan consultation, the Project team hosted two webinars to give stakeholders a chance to find out more and ask any questions.
A recording of the webinar can be accessed on the link below, and the consolodated slide deck for both webinars is available here.
More information on the consultation, including 2020 Project Initiation Document (PID) and consultation document, can be found here. If you would like to learn more about our consultation, or wish to respond, please email [email protected] – the consultation window will close on 17th March 2020.
In July 2019 Workstream 2 presented a ‘minded to’ position for Interactivity in a published ENA Consultation. Stakeholder responses were in support of the proposal for all Network Companies to adopt the Conditional Interactivity processes and work has continued to develop the principles and processes for this network wide initiative.
We held a webinar to support the consultation on 10th February 2020, providing more information on the planned processes and an opportunity to ask any questions directly to the project team.
ENA’s annual Low Carbon Networks & Innovation (LCNI) conference took place on 30-31 October 2019 at the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow. This year, electricity was at the forefront with the theme of empowering new energy innovators.
For 2019, LCNI featured a specific session on the Open Networks Project. Slides from the session are available here.
Interactivity & Queue Management Consultation
Consultation Webinar, 28th August 2019
Flexibility Services Consultation Events
As part of Workstream 1A's consusltation on Flexibility Services, a series of public events in London and Glasgow and two supporting webinars were held to give stakeholders more information on the consultation, and provide an opportunity to ask questions to an Open Networks Project representative. Following both public events, the questions and feedback have been captured in our response document, along with the response from the Project team. The document can be access here.
The event presentations can be found using the links below:
London, 10th July 2019
Glasgow, 16th July 2019
Consultation Webinar 1, 7th August 2019
System Wide Resource Register Webinar, 23rd July 2019
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. To support this, members of ENA’s Open Networks Project engaged 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.
In addition to the above, the works within WS1A P4 Commercial Arrangements were looking to deliver commonality across service agreements and contracts for network services. Within the initial reviews and gap analysis, a few fundamental questions wre raised which the members of the Open Networks project sought input from the group, to ensure the outputs best reflect the needs of stakeholders.
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 held two webinars and two events, which can be accessed using the below links.
- 11 March 2019 3pm-4pm
- 12 April 2019 10:30am-11:30am
- Consolidated slides (please note that due to time constraints during the webinar, slides from the session on 11 March have been removed to ensure more Q&A time)
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.
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
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
Flexibility Co-ordinators World E - 13th April 2018
Statement of Works Focus Group - 23rd March 2018, London
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].