Sarah Williams

Sarah Williams

Company: Wales & West Utilities

Job title: Director of regulation and asset strategy


Sarah’s career began in the energy industry in the late 90s before joining Wales & West Utilities in 2005. With over 20 years’ experience in a range of strategic, operational and managerial roles, she most recently headed up the development of our Business Plan for 2021-2026, which will see us invest £400m to deliver a Net Zero ready gas network by 2035 while looking after the most vulnerable in communities across Wales and south west England. 

As Director of Regulation, she works closely with our regulator, Ofgem, and leads Wales & West Utilities innovation & future of energy work, including industry first projects like the 2050 Pathfinder energy system simulator and HyCompact hybrid heating system trial. 



Panel discussion and questions: UK energy infrastructure that is fit for the future 10:20 am

Decarbonising assets now against tough regulatory pressures and uncertain futures   The need for fresh thinking and innovation to reduce footprint and visual impact of new assets  Pathways towards net zero: short-term asset decisions to meet long-term goals  Quantifying embodied carbon and accounting for the carbon impacts on a rapidly digitalising asset base  Meeting RIIO and NIA/NIC performance requirements Read more

day: 21 September