Conor Maher-McWilliams

Head of Flexibility
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Conor has over 7 years’ experience in energy technology. Joining OVO in 2013, Conor played a fundamental role in the company’s energy trading team and later led OVO’s industry-recognised forecasting arm. Conor then spearheaded OVO's groundbreaking work on the domestic half-hourly settlement.

At Kaluza, OVO Group’s intelligent energy division, Conor has been crucial in the development of the technology. Driving the transition to a smart, zero-carbon energy system, the Kaluza platform aims to securely coordinate and optimise millions of connected devices, including electric vehicles, heating systems, and home energy storage batteries. As Head of Flexibility, Conor collaborates with energy traders, TSOs and DSOs to resolve grid challenges with flexibility, helping to realise the industry’s goal of a sustainable and renewable energy ecosystem. Conor has a PhD in Physics from University College London.

June 17, 2020
 - 11:00 BST (UTC+01:00)
Innovation at the Transmission & Distribution Level
Panel Discussion

The innovative partners behind Project TraDER have taken live a local market for excess power on the Orkney islands, successfully delivering real-time trading between renewable generation and local flexibility and using real-time markets to resolve constraints behind an Active Network Management system.