16-17 October 2018 The International Centre Telford

2018 Sponsors & Supporters

LCNI has amassed a long list of prominent sponsors and supporters who, each year through various collaborations, are catalysts for innovation in action. Without their backing, many of the networking opportunities, exhibitions and dissemination of key research and projects could not happen.

The chance to be at the forefront of innovation in action is here again with many sponsorhsip opportunities still available. Read more about each sponsorship package and benefits here, or email LCNI@energynetworks.org for more information.




Headline Sponsor

Cadent is the UK’s largest gas distribution network with a 200-year legacy. We are in a unique position to build on strong foundations whilst encouraging the curiosity to think differently and the courage to embrace change. Day to day we continue to operate and maintain the UK’s largest gas network, transporting gas safely and protecting people in an emergency. Our skilled engineers and specialists are committed to the communities we serve, working day and night to keep the energy flowing to 11 million homes from Cumbria to North London. We pursue innovation at every turn, taking bold ideas from discovery to delivery. Forward thinking means a brighter future for our customers.




Gala Dinner Sponsor

EA Technology is a global, independent provider of end-to-end power engineering solutions, supporting customers in managing and operating electrical assets more efficiently, reliably and safely at lower cost.

Established as the UK Electricity Industry’s Research Centre in the 1960s and now employee-owned, EA Technology is recognised as a world-leading expert in its field, working collaboratively with partners across the energy, utilities, infrastructure and associated sectors.

With headquarters in the North West of England, EA Technology provides innovative instruments, skills training, technical services and expert consultancy, designed to help customers maximise existing asset performance, enhancing power engineering at all stages of the asset lifecycle, and developing ground-breaking, sustainable solutions for the energy networks of tomorrow.




Supporting Sponsor

Founded in 1976, CGI is one of the world’s largest IT and business process services providers, helping clients across the globe transform their businesses into digital enterprises. Our high-end business and IT consulting, systems integration and transformational outsourcing services, complemented by more than 150 IP-based solutions, accelerate our clients’ digital strategies. Our unique client proximity and best-fit global delivery model enables highly responsive service, on-time and on-budget delivery, and competitive advantage for an increasingly digital world. CGI is a pioneer of innovative technology in the utilities sector with about 6,000 consultants worldwide. In the UK, CGI works in partnership with network operators to deliver Britain’s low carbon future by supporting a number of innovation projects. We recognise the benefits smart grids can deliver in ensuring our energy infrastructure remains safe, reliable and economic whilst enabling the progressive adoption of low carbon technologies to meet our energy needs sustainably.

Email: enquiry.uk@cgi.com


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Supporting Sponsor

We are a full-service engineering, architecture, construction, environmental and consulting solutions firm, based in Kansas City, Missouri. Our staff of 5,700 includes engineers, architects, construction professionals, planners, estimators, economists, technicians and scientists, representing virtually all design disciplines. We plan, design, permit, construct and manage facilities all over the world, with one mission in mind: Make our clients successful.




Media Partner

Network provides a much-needed resource for engineers in the UK’s gas, power and heat networks at a time of transformation across the nation’s energy systems. Published monthly, across both print and digital platforms and with a website offering news, blogs and opinions on key developments in the energy networks landscape, Network’s editorial focus is on innovation across the energy networks. Network highlights potential technological and competitive game changers and disrupters.





Supporting Sponsor

We are experts in the electricity and gas Energy Market Arrangements, helping our clients throughout the UK to deliver their strategic goals in what is a highly competitive and rapidly evolving sector.

Consumers want a better service at a lower cost, as well as new lifestyle offerings. Technology is providing new service possibilities and innovative solutions for decarbonising our energy infrastructure. The electricity and gas Energy Market Arrangements sit at the heart of the industry and make all of this possible.

We are independent, trusted, expert advisors specialising in these Energy Market Arrangements. This includes the rules and regulations, the markets, the operational processes, the costs and incomes, the commercial arrangements and the associated settlements.

Since 2000, we have been helping our clients deliver a better service to their customers and stakeholders – designing new market arrangements, implementing change, improving services, lowering costs, and dealing with issues and complexities. These clients include retailers, networks, market administrators, trade associations, local councils, the regulator, technology providers, and financiers.

Our consultants and information service practitioners have many years of industry experience and our collective pool of expertise enables us to deliver exceptional value to our clients.