Barbara Vest

Barbara has been employed within the supply sector of the industry since 1991, initially with the Supply Businesses of Northern Electric, Yorkshire Electricity and as Regulatory Affairs Manager at Gaz de France ESS. Barbara began working for the Association of Electricity Producers as Head of Electricity Trading in 2008. The Association recently merged with the Energy Retail Association and UK Business Council for Sustainable Energy to create Energy UK.  Barbara was appointed Director of Generation in June 2012.

Barbara is an Industry Member of the BSC Panel and Panel Sponsor of the Imbalance Settlement Group (ISG).

Barbara was a member of the Pool Executive Committee and several sub committees under the Electricity Pool. In addition she also served on the Scottish Modifications Panel, NGC’s Transmission User Group and the Gas Network Code Panel. During the early stages of the development of the New Electricity Trading Arrangements (NETA) Barbara was involved with the Development and Implementation Steering Group and the Security of Supply Expert Group. Barbara stepped down as a director of ELEXON Ltd in 2013.

Since starting her work at the AEP, Barbara has been appointed as Chair of National Grid’s Joint European Standing Group and as a member of the Grid Code Review Panel.  She is also the elected Chair of the APX ENDEX UK Member Product Board.  Barbara has recently retired from the Connection Use of System Panel and the Distribution Code Review Panel.