Capula is pleased to support the Connecting Projects to the Grid event, taking place on 14th July, London.
One of the biggest challenges facing the delivery of new energy projects is securing a grid connection.
Jim Allen, Capula's Future Energy Systems Strategy Manager, will be supporting a panel session titled Integrating new technologies and innovations into the grid - how is technology evolving to meet challenges and ensure faster connections?
This panel session will include:
- Incorporating long term energy storage
- The use of Active Network Management
- Synchronous Capacitors
- The digitalisation of the energy network, incorporating current and accurate data
- How is technology allowing faster and cheaper connections?
Jim will be joined by Philip Steele, Future Technologies Expert, Octopus Energy and Ian Cooper, Head of Innovation Delivery, EA Technology.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to gain a vital understanding on the future of the grid – with the latest insight on modernisation and how grid connections are being innovated and improved.
Register with code GD22SPK for a 20% discount here
About Jim Allen
Jim has over 25 years’ experience in the utility and energy networks sector in the UK, having held senior roles in asset management, operations, strategy development and business transformation at E.ON UK and Severn Trent Water. His career began as a design engineer in the water industry, gaining experience in electricity network operations and strategy execution with E.ON before working for renewable energy and digital technologies consultancies prior to joining Capula in 2020.
Jim is a passionate advocate for decentralised energy and for a new market structure which inspires investor confidence in the reliability of renewable power generation and in digitalisation to deliver the efficient system-wide orchestration of distributed energy resources and low carbon technologies. He possesses a deep understanding of the future energy domain and in the complexities of systems integration in OT environments, which he believes will be the key to unlocking the enormous value in digital and data solutions required in building a more dynamic and responsive, net zero carbon energy system.
In January 2020, Jim was appointed Strategy Manager – Future Energy Systems at Capula, an EDF Group company.