Events and webinars

Throughout this three-year project, we’ll be holding regular events, workshops and webinars to share our learnings and engage with stakeholders.

The learnings from this project will be of interest to a wide range of stakeholders in the energy sector, ranging from network operators and DERs, through to academics, policy makers and the end consumer.

Stakeholder engagement is a crucial part of our knowledge dissemination strategy, to both disseminate learnings to industry, and bring valuable knowledge and steerage back into the project.

We'll be sharing dates for your diary as well as all the materials from our events here, so keep an eye on this page for more updates or you can subscribe below.

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Upcoming events

As well as exhibiting at industry events, we hold regular workshops, webinars and conferences. Below are details and dates of our next events and we’ll continue to keep you updated.

OST Final report

Listen to insight from the engineers behind the OST final report – September 2021

You’re invited to listen to interviews with the engineers behind the final report for the OST workstream.

The podcast will explore the insight and challenges around the report’s findings on the conclusion of the OST desktop exercises.

Simon Harrison will interview the team of talented engineers responsible for delivering the conclusion of the desktop exercises.

Listen to the podcast

Click to download the report


Past events and materials


Test Procurement Event – 2 August to 6 September 2021

To develop a procurement process that is fit for purpose for various Distributed Energy Resources (DER) providers, the Procurement and Compliance Workstream are running a mock tender event this summer. We hope to co-create a fit for purpose future procurement process with various DER participants, using their mock bid data and feedback on the test event.

To kick start the exercise, a launch webinar was held on 28 July 2021. Click here to see the slides.

The Test Procurement Event is live from Monday 2 August 2021 until Monday 6 September 2021. To be a part of this, download the four documents below and follow the instructions within.

Invite to Test Procurement Event

Appendix 1 – Mock Tender Requirements Document

Appendix 2 – Mock Tender Submission Template

Appendix 3 – Event Feedback Form

For further information or any questions you might have about this Test Procurement Event, email: [email protected]

National Grid ESO - Distributed ReStart Event

Distributed ReStart ‘The Live Trials Stage’ – April 2021

Our annual event for 2021 was ‘The Live Trials Stage’, which followed on from last year’s virtual conference, ‘The Design Stage’ and took place from 12-16 April 2021.

This year, the event took the form of a 5-day series of podcasts with a podcast being released each day of the week. The podcasts included in-depth interviews and a lively panel discussion with external industry experts.

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The Design Stage virtual event 2020

30 June - 2 July 2020

Our three-day virtual event in July updated our stakeholders on the latest design phase of the project - including the technical, organisational, procurement and regulatory solutions to be tested in late 2020 and early 2021.

We’ll be adding the presentations and documents from this event as soon as they are ready.


Annual Conference 2020

30 January 2020

Our annual conference focused on deliverables across all four workstreams with a format that consisted of presentations and interview panels.

Webinars and workshops

Distributed ReStart Procurement and Compliance – DER Stakeholder engagement webinar

21 May 2021

This webinar provided an overview of our developments in procurement and compliance, as a commencement of our focussed engagement as we develop our process and thinking. The next stage is to invite DER participants for further 1-2-1 meetings, to fully understand their requirements and seek feedback on our proposals.


January webinar 2020

8 January 2020 


Transmission and Distribution Workshop 

12 September 2019


August webinar 2019 

27 August 2019


March webinar 2019

29 March 2019

Stakeholder meetings

Stakeholder Advisory Group Output September 2019

18 September 2019


Stakeholder Advisory Group Output January 2019

13 January 2019

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