Jodie Giles is a senior project manager responsible for leading Regen’s community energy programme and champions the democratisation of our energy system nationally. She’s an expert in local supply, flexibility, new community energy business models, facilitation and stakeholder engagement. Jodie has led community energy engagement programmes with WPD and the ENA, focussing on connections, innovation, flexibility and DSO transition. She’s developed content and chaired over 40 events with DNOs, facilitated discussions, delivered consultations, and written plain English guides to network innovation and flexibility, supporting communities and local energy stakeholders to participate in our energy system. Jodie is currently working on Open DSR, a domestic demand side response trial exploring a community energy aggregation service. She has also worked on innovation projects to explore new local energy business models for microgrids, peer to peer trading, and battery storage with communities.