Julian Leslie

Head of Networks in the Electricity System Operator (ESO), National Grid

Biography

Julian is a chartered engineer with nearly 30 years’ experience of transmission system operation, planning and investment. Julian’s current accountabilities are to ensure that as the nation transitions to a low carbon future that the electricity network enables the transition and that the ESO defines the needs of the network to enable the market and the network owners to invest in the right technology solutions at the right time. This includes being responsible for the current and future connections to the transmission system and ensuring that access to connect to and maintain the transmission system is granted in a way that minimises costs to consumers and maintains security of supply.