NIE Networks has been successfully developing the electricity network in Northern Ireland for generations to provide a safe and secure supply to all customers.
They are continually working to improve and modernise it to ensure that it is meeting the needs of the customers of today and tomorrow.
Changes driving the decarbonisation of energy mean that they need to plan for a future with increasing levels of renewable energy, more electric vehicles and more electric heating systems. They are also seeing growing levels of prosumers – customers who both use and produce electricity in their homes and businesses.
Ian Bailie, Network Development Manager at NIE Networks said:
“To meet the requirements we need to change how we manage the network for the future. If the change is managed effectively, this will deliver significant benefits to customers. It will create new opportunities – more intelligent management of the network through active customer participation and for the network to act as a platform for the greater deployment of smart energy technologies as an alternative to conventional higher cost investment.”
“We would like customer feedback to help us develop plans for the future of energy and identify functions that may require change. This will help us to plan the best possible technical solutions at the lowest cost to customers.”
You can find out more by visiting the website where they have published a Call for Evidence on their plans for the future.
NIE Networks is keen to hear from as many people as possible. If you would like to hear more, you can join them at their workshop. It is being held at The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Belfast on 14 September 2018 from 10am - 2.30pm.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register.