John Scott is currently an independent consultant, based in the UK. He has 45 years experience of electricity distribution, transmission and regulation. His previous roles include Director of Engineering for National Grid, Technical Director for Ofgem, and Director Network Innovation for KEMA Consulting.
He takes a particular interest in innovation and sustainable energy systems, and factors critical to successful deployment of innovation on power systems.
He has been a Non Executive Director at Smarter Grid Solutions Ltd and is currently an advisor to the aggregator Pearlstone Energy. He chairs the Industrial Advisory Board of the FLEXIS integrated energy systems project. He is an active Fellow of the Institution of Engineering & Technology and has served on its Board of Trustees, and is a Visiting Professor at the University of Bath.
He is a member of the management group for the Future Power System Architecture project (FPSA) being led by The IET and the Energy Systems Catapult. This work is highlighting serious barriers to Britain's energy system transformation and is proposing potential solutions.
John is a regular visitor to New Zealand and has worked with a number of parties in the electricity sector.