Posted: 23 November 2015
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A celebration of innovation
A celebration of innovation

National Grid goes back to the future this week when it returns to the annual Low Carbon Networks and Innovation (LCNI) conference.

Each of National Grid’s three regulated networks will be present at the conference.

“The LCNI Conference is an opportunity to share what we’ve learned across the networks, lay out the challenges we face as an industry and find new ways to collaborate.”

Richard Court, Head of RIIO Delivery.

The event, this year held at ACC in Liverpool, is a platform for networks, customers and stakeholders to share the latest breakthroughs in innovation – and discuss how the industry can best tackle the challenges ahead.

Each of National Grid’s three regulated networks will be present. Among the highlights on Electricity Transmission’s stand will be investigative work into the use of drones, SF6 management and the world’s first synthetic oil-filled transformer successfully tested at 400kV. Visitors will also be able to try their hand at running the electricity grid.

Gas Transmission’s line-up includes a renewable powered telemetry kiosk, the NGage tablet app for standardising and visualising live results from meter validations, and a new 3D printed model of the Project GRAID robot.

Pioneering projects for Gas Distribution, meanwhile, will include progress on the robotic Tier One Replacement System (TORS) and Pipeline Replacement In Situ Manufacturing (PRISM).

Richard Court, National Grid’s Head of RIIO Delivery, said: “For anybody working in network innovation, the LCNI Conference is a highlight in the calendar. It’s an opportunity to share what we’ve learned across the networks, lay out the challenges we face as an industry and find new ways to collaborate.”

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