DNO to DSO: The new network effect

The UK’s energy sector is at the apex of an era of change and transformation. There is a shift in the energy business model, as providers transition to become Distribution System Operators (DSOs), and away from Distribution Network Operators (DNOs). Becoming a DSO means new roles and responsibilities but also means a greater onus on data intelligence and network connectivity to enable the technology-focused and security conscious way of working. This white paper discusses the energy sector’s transition from DNOs to DSOs and the forces driving the UK’s smart grid strategy.