The ENA Blog

Welcome to the new ENA blog.

We want you to engage in these discussions with us so please share your comments and observations on the topics here.

Through this Blog we are looking to share some of the policy areas being debated and encourage you to be part of the discussions.

By representing both the electricity and gas networks we are withough prejudice to the type of energy. Our members serve one purpose - to keep our lights on, our homes warm and delivering this vital service to the businesses and industries of our economies in the most safe, reliable and affordable way.

Please check back here regularly for updates, tweet about it - you can follow and reference us as @EnergyNetworks - and most importantly, engage in the debate.

If you have any suggestions or wish to start a discussion of your own here then please email [email protected]

Open Networks monthly blog: Delivering on our Power Potential


As part of the ENA’s Open Networks project, Ali Reza Ahmadi, Lead Power Systems Engineer at UK Power Networks and Biljana Stojkovska, Power Potential Project Lead at National Grid explain how Power Potential is a world-first trial to create a new market for distributed energy resources.

SSE: Decoding ‘Peer-to-Peer’ for Electricity Networks


Daniel Saker, Policy Manager at SSE, discusses how the electricity system will cope with and facilitate the continued growth of distributed energy resources and the concept of a 'peer-to-peer' market place. A critical step to facilitating Peer-to-Peer and local flexibility services is the transition to DSO, as these parties will be responsible for providing information on network congestion to the market in real-time. The ENA’s Open Networks Project is working on the detail of this and is ensuring that new DSO functionality is fit for purpose, both in terms of continuing to provide network reliability and enabling smart technology to provide customer benefits.

ENA Infographics: Prioritising Safety and Serving Customers


As part of ENA's infographic campaign, Pamela Goee, Head of Community at SGN, writes about the extra support the company provides for people living in vulnerable circumstances. Check out ENA's infographics here: https://tinyurl.com/yd6aqzhl

ENA Infographics: Cornerstone of the Economy


As part of ENA's infographic campaign, David Gill, Head of Customer Energy Solutions at Northern Gas Networks, writes about how transforming the energy sector needs to be at the heart of the government's Industrial Strategy and that low-carbon energy investment should be a centre piece of its strategy. Check out ENA's infographics here: https://tinyurl.com/yd6aqzhl

ENA Infographics: Innovating for the Future


As part of ENA's infographic campaign, Paul Bircham, Commercial Strategy and Support Director at Electricity North West, writes about the importance of taking an innovative approach to the way energy is created, stored and delivered to customers across the UK Check out ENA's infographics here: https://tinyurl.com/yd6aqzhl

ENA Infographics: Serving Customers


As part of ENA's infographic campaign, Karen McCalman, Social Obligations Officer at Western Power Distribution, writes about the important work energy networks are doing to provide greater support to those most vulnerable in the community. Check out ENA's infographics here: https://tinyurl.com/yd6aqzhl

ENA Infographics: World Leading Performance


As part of ENA's infographic campaign, Colin Taylor, Director of Engineering Services at SP Energy Networks, writes about the reliability and world-leading levels of performance of the energy networks and how the networks are constantly working to get better and better. Check out ENA's infographics here: https://tinyurl.com/yd6aqzhl

ENA Infographics: Delivering Value for Money


As part of ENA's infographic campaign, Julie Minns, Head of Customer Engagement at UKPN, talks about the importance of energy networks delivering value for money and keeping costs down for customers.

ENA Infographics: Prioritising Safety


As part of ENA’s infographic campaign, Andrew Hopkins, Director of Operations at Wales and West Utilities writes about the importance of safety and how health and wellbeing of employees is a top priority for energy network companies.

WPD: Getting Charged Up for a Smart Future


Local distribution network operators across the UK are now rolling on their plans to change the way they operate and become Distribution System Operators who a responsible for managing a smarter electricity grid that includes a whole new range of technologies and services that are locally based. It's this transition which will lay the foundation of a smart grid in the UK. In our series of regular blogs that explain what that transition means, Western Power Distribution sets out its work to deliver that change.

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