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Rona Mitchell
Innovation Engineer at UK Power Networks


Rona joined the UK Power Networks Innovation team as a graduate engineer less than two years ago. Originally a chemical engineer, Rona joined the electricity industry after working as a process engineer, completing detailed design engineering for onshore and offshore oil and gas facilities.

She has rapidly established herself and now runs a £4.5m portfolio of eight innovation projects. Her work covers a wide range of themes, from increasing the efficiency of renewable generation connections to finding innovative ways of keeping the lights on more cheaply and efficiently.

Rona has a MEng in Engineering Science from Oxford University. Outside of work, she is an active STEM Ambassador, Toastmaster and rugby player.

Agenda Sessions

  • Unmanned and Automated Systems: The safe use of drones beyond line of sight - developing an industry framework to inspect power networks with unmanned aerial vehicles