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Rachel Shorney

Stakeholder and Community Engagement Officer, Scottish Power Energy Networks

Rachel is a Chartered Electrical Engineer with over 30 years of experience in the electricity distribution industry, having worked for BICC Power Cables and then Manweb, now SP Energy Networks, since before privatisation in 1990.

During this time Rachel has had various roles in design, operations and maintenance, project management and construction of large infrastructure projects for SP Energy Networks. For over ten years Rachel has been responsible for facilitating the connection of renewable generation onto the SP Energy Networks distribution network and is dedicated to assisting local authorities and communities to take advantage of the innovative low carbon technologies available. For the last 2 years Rachel has been focusing on the electrification of transport and heat and helping all SP Energy Networks customers to understand the implications for their domestic, industrial and commercial needs. She was part of the successful bid for Ofgem innovation funding for the Electric Vehicle project CHARGE, which is developing a transport map for the SP Manweb licence area to help facilitate the uptake of electric vehicle charging points onto the SP Energy Networks electricity network.