Utility Week Live, 22nd - 23rd May 2018

Dave Openshaw

Dave Openshaw

director, Millhouse Power

In January 2016, Dave formed his own limited company, Millhouse Power Limited, offering consultancy services to the electricity sector, specialising in smart grids, asset management, strategy and innovation.

Dave has served in the industry since 1966, beginning his career with East Midlands Electricity Board before moving to Eastern Electricity in 1973. Since then he has served with TXU Europe Distribution, 24 Seven Utility Services Ltd, EDF Energy and UK Power Networks. His career has involved roles in operations, planning, regulation, asset management, research & development, smart metering and smart grids.

Dave serves on a number of industry forums and working groups including the Smart Grid Forum, the IET Energy Policy Panel and The ETI Smart Systems and Heat Programme Strategic Advisory Group. He is also a member of the Steering Group and Project Delivery Board for the Energy Systems Catapult Future Power System Architecture Project.

Dave holds an Honours Degree in Electrical Power Engineering. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.


The best industry exhibition I have ever been to. Thought provoking, interesting, good networking, with a positive feel to the whole event… it was excellent!

Jacob Tompkins OBE, Managing Director, Waterwise