ENIC21 12-15 October 2021

In its eleventh year, ENIC21 virtual conference was a chance to hear about the major initiatives in the energy system transition including:

  • Digitalisation including 5G, AI and cyber security
  • Decarbonisation of transport and industry
  • Ensuring no customer is left behind as we work toward net zero
  • Whole energy systems approaches to the decarbonisation of heat

The 2021 conference focussed on four tracks with the following exciting topics:


The hydrogen transition

The decarbonisation of heavy transport

Industrial decarbonisation

Operational innovation


Flexibility markets

Electric vehicles scale-up

Digital transformation

Asset management

Power electronics

Whole energy systems


Developing options for the decarbonisation of heat

Consumer vulnerability

Regional engagement

Special session

RIIO-2 innovation strategies

Open Networks Project

Cyber security

Community energy

Discover the full agenda for more detail about each session.

Plenary Highlights

CEO PanelWhat does COP26 mean for the future of the energy networks?

Rhian Kelly, UK Corporate Affairs Director, National Grid
John Morea, CEO, SGN
Basil Scarsella, CEO, UK Power Networks
Chris Burchell, Managing Director, Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks

US KeynoteBuilding the clean energy utility of the future in New Jersey

Dr Ahmed Mousa, Utility of the Future Manager, Public Service Electric & Gas Company (PSE&G)

PanelDelivering the data-driven utility of the future

Laura Sandys CBE, Chair, Energy Digitalisation Taskforce 
Gavin Starks, CEO, Icebreaker One
Dr Richard Dobson, Practice Manager – Data Systems, Energy Systems Catapult
Helen Crooks, Chief Data Officer, Ofgem
Matt Webb, Head of Enterprise Data, UK Power Networks