Resilience of Electricity Infrastructure – Supplementary Evidence on IET proposals for an Electricity System Architect: IET evidence to the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee
Following the IET’s oral evidence to the Committee on 21 October 2014 the IET was requested to provide more detail on the electricity system architect (SA) role. This document contains that thinking, which has been developed through continuing engagement with engineering professionals within the power network industry and associated academics and other stakeholders.
Whilst there is wide industry consensus on the need to introduce effective whole systems thinking, debate continues on the most appropriate institutional response and how this should be shared between government and industry self-regulation. Our response has therefore been structured to major on the scope required, irrespective of the mode of delivery, and then considers how the mode of delivery should be determined, without making specific recommendations at this stage.
(Note: For more about the IET’s System Architect work see www.theiet.org/pnjv)
Submission Details Submitted on 31 December 2014 to House of Lords Science and Technology Committee