8-9 December 2020 Virtual conference

2017 Sponsors & Supporters


Western Power Distribution is the company responsible for electricity distribution in the Midlands, South West and Wales. Our business serves over 7.8 million customers and we employ over 6,500 members of staff to ensure the highest quality of service. We are regulated by Ofgem (the Office of the Gas and Electricity Markets) and we are very proud to have been awarded the Government's Charter Mark, now known as the Customer Service Excellence award, since 1992.

At Western Power Distribution we believe our excellent customer service record is due to our company ethos to Get it right, first time, every time.



KELVATEK is an international company with a combination of engineering design, technical support and sales offices worldwide.

The company has many sectors, including industry-leading R&D, state-of-the-art test facilities, in-house manufacturing and quality control, dedicated customer technical support and sales. Our regular customer base includes all the electricity distribution companies in UK and Ireland, the vast majority in the US and many more in Europe.

The team in KELVATEK has developed cutting-edge technology in the power sector. This pedigree includes innovations in areas such as SAPIENT 24/7 support and monitoring, 11kV digital fault recorders; digital circuit breaker testing; LV fault location; transformer monitoring and much more. This unique combination of experience, dedication and in-house knowledge means that KELVATEK has the vision, strength and customer focus to bring industry-changing products to life.



Nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK, Keele University is Britain’s largest campus university with a cosmopolitan community of around 10,000 students on its Staffordshire campus.

Founded more than 60 years ago to meet the demands of a new kind of society, economy and world, Keele University operates on a human scale, providing people with the space to think and plenty to do, with a vast array of clubs, societies, activities and volunteering opportunities.

The innovations and discoveries of Keele academics are key contributors to wider social and global issues. Keele is a leading world player in many research areas, including primary health care, especially around arthritis and musculoskeletal problems, secondary health care, including stroke medicine, and health related research on insect-borne diseases in the Tropics; in environmental science, astronomy and the life sciences; and in areas of the humanities and social sciences, including music, history and English Literature.

keele.ac.uk and keele.ac.uk/send


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

Web: cgi-group.co.uk


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.



SGN manages the network that distributes natural and green gas to 5.9 million homes and businesses across Scotland and the south of England. Whoever your supplier is, our pipes deliver gas safely, reliably and efficiently to every one of our customers.

We have a dedicated and established innovation team managing ideas and opportunities, both from internal and external sources. These are evaluated, prioritised and converted into projects which align with our innovation strategy.



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.