Utility Week Live, 22nd - 23rd May 2018

Stewart Reid

Stewart Reid

head of asset management and innovation, Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks

Stewart has worked in the electricity industry since 1983 and has been involved in managing electricity networks across the UK, in a range of roles including: operations manager, planner, policy engineer and project manager (IT and Power Engineering).

Stewart is a Fellow of the IET and a Chartered Engineer.

He is now the Head of asset management and innovation, within Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks with the remit of introducing new and better ways of managing the electricity networks, and translating these new ideas into business as usual.

A key part of Stewart’s role is as project director for SSEN’s New Thames Valley Vision (NTVV), Northern Isles New Energy Solutions project (NINES) and more recently the first business as usual deployment of a Constraint Managed Zone in the UK (CMZ).

These projects include monitoring, active network management, analytics and modelling, frequency responsive demand and some of Europe’s largest embedded energy storage facilities.  Converting innovative solutions into business as usual is central to his role, initiatives such as Constraint Managed Zones are allowing solutions like energy storage and demand side management to establish them in the networks market place something that Stewart is passionate about.


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