David Smith

David has worked in the Energy Industry for 18 years, having joined British Gas in 1990. During this time, he has undertaken a wide variety of roles covering electricity balancing service negotiation & procurement, transportation charging, LNG importation & peak storage commercial operations, and gas distribution.

David is currently responsible for the development of the Grid Code, BSC, Connection and Use of System Code (CUSC), and System Operator Transmission Owner Code (STC) for National Grid and, in respect of Grid Code, CUSC and STC, the administration of these codes. David is also responsible for the development of National Grid’s electricity system operator incentive scheme (Balancing Services Incentive Scheme – BSIS). As well as his BSC Panel duties, David is the Panel Chair of Grid Code and Panel Member of CUSC.


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