Keith Owen

Keith begun his career with British Gas as Communication Systems Engineer, working on a variety of projects supporting the business communications infrastructure and control centre operations.

In the following years he undertook a variety of roles within the industry which in 2013 led to the role of Head of Asset Assurance, overseeing the Distribution System Operator function on behalf of Northern Gas Networks.

In 2016, Keith was appointed Head of Systems Development and Energy Strategy. This new position specifically looks at the role of gas, within the context of the UK energy system, the underpinning infrastructure and the potential benefits a whole systems approach to systems planning and operation can bring, to both the customer and wider UK energy industry.

Keith is the project manager for InTEGReL, the whole energy systems research and development centre launched in 2017 by NGN, in partnership with Northern Powergrid and Newcastle University.

He became H21 programme manager in 2018.