We are a separate company

On 1 April the Electricity System Operator became a legally separate company within the National Grid Group. Find out more about what this change means.

Duncan Burt

Operations Director

Duncan is Director of Operations for National Grid System Operator.  This means he has overall responsibility for the day-to-day operation of the gas and electricity transmission networks, the development of the networks and the operation of the markets used to access essential services for running the networks.

He has previously undertaken a variety of commercial and technical roles at National Grid, including heading up the Control Centre and Commercial teams. Duncan has been closely involved in the transition to low carbon energy, helping implement major policy change to accelerate the connection of renewables and establish new markets for innovative balancing providers such as aggregators and batteries.  He is a former vice-chair of the European System Operations Committee and is a member of the Scottish Governments Energy Advisory Board.

Before joining the energy industry, Duncan worked in the pharmaceuticals sector for Glaxo.