Roger Hey

Roger Hey CEng MIET, Future Networks Manager, Western Power Distribution

Roger has worked in the energy industry for over 20 years. Originally joining East Midlands Electricity, industry changes have led to positions in Powergen, E.ON and now Western Power Distribution, part of the NYSE listed PPL group.

He initially trained as an operational engineer delivering networks construction and maintenance activities. Roger subsequently gained experience in Control Room and Telecommunications parts of a DNO business. More recently he spent several years managing the IT functions.

In 2008 Roger was asked to bring together his varied experience and establish a Future Networks strategy and small team of specialist engineers. The department are responsible for the business’s innovation strategy, delivery of demonstration projects and implementation of new solutions into core business activities.

Key elements of the WPD Future Networks Programme are developing smarter local grids, leveraging value from smart meters and helping customers adopt lower carbon technologies such as electric cars, heat pumps and distributed generation.

My Sessions

Integrating future cities “low carbon” energy infrastructure


The UK is striving to implement low carbon city networks across the country from hydrogen cities and district heating to integrated smart energy systems. The session will address challenges and opportunities this infrastructure space presents to the investor community, assess the viability of low carbon networks roll out and ways in which it can be […]

Energy Infrastructure