Mike is an Associate of Brevia Consulting who has worked in the electricity network sector for over 30 years. His expertise and experience covers all aspects of power engineering associated with the distribution and transmission of electricity, and also the economic regulation of network utilities.
Mike worked for Electricity North West for more than 30 years. In that time, he was responsible for many engineering and regulatory aspects of Electricity North West’s business. In his role as Network Strategy and Technical Support Director, he was responsible for specifying and securing the capital investment programmes in the Distribution Price Control Reviews of 2010 and 2015. In this role, he was also solely responsible for Electricity North West’s Information Technology investment and services.
Mike chaired the Distribution Code Review Panel of Great Britain for 14 years, and led on technical interface issues with National Grid for the GB Distribution Companies collectively for the same period.
He is active in many industry forums and over the last decade until leaving Electricity North West led the development of standards for connecting renewable and other generators to the GB distribution system. He has chaired the Engineering Committee of the Energy Networks Association (ENA), co-ordinating the technical policy approaches of the GB Distribution Companies.
In recent years, Mike has been part of the IET’s and Energy Systems Catapult’s steering group for the Future Power System Architecture project. He has also been advising the ENA and distribution companies on the implementation of the EU Network Codes.
He is a chartered electrical engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).