Oct 2013
Electricity Transmission
Stakeholder attitudes to electricity infrastructure
Oct 2013
Apr 2020
National Grid Electricity Transmission
John Swanson
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Network Innovation Allowance
Stakeholder Engagement
This project addresses a problem that is common to all network companies. The InspireGrid component draws collaboratively on understandings and best practice across Europe to develop an improved understanding of the underlying issues and principles. The studentship builds on the track record of work in this area from the academic group concerned.

The overarching goal of this proposal is to gain a better understanding of how to structure consultations to fully address stakeholder concerns.

The InspireGrid component will develop a methodology to manage the consultation in order to engage the stakeholders in the decision making process and to improve support for development of future grid infrastructure. Based on a multidisciplinary approach, it is proposed to design and develop a European good practice guide led by experts in the field of development of grid infrastructure and environmental and social acceptance issues.

The studentship will develop improved understanding of factors that lead stakeholders to respond in the ways they do, and hence will allow network companies to structure their consultations more effectively.

The success criteria for this project include:

  • InspireGrid will create a best practice guide relating to an improved understanding of the underlying issues and principles of electric and magnetic fields.

  • The Studentship will published papers setting out the new insights gained and develop seminars and presentations for relevant staff from Network Licensees.