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.

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ENA Announce Partnership At Utility Week Live 2018

Following on from the success of Utility Week Live 2017, Energy Networks Association have once again joined up as a supporter of the event for 2018.

A transformational energy vision helps transition to a bright energy future

As part of ENA’s Open Networks Project, Paul Bircham, Commercial Strategy & Support Director at Electricity North West discusses the transition to flexible Distribution ‘System’ Operator (DSO) model from the traditional Distribution Network Operator (DNO) model.

By 2050, the UK is tasked with achieving an 80 percent reduction in carbon emissions. Last year, for the first time,…

Why Ofgem’s Mid-Period Review decision matters

“Today’s announcement is good news for consumers because it means they will continue to benefit from network companies delivering investment as cheaply as possible, without distraction.

“It will keep the cost of new infrastructure down through maintaining investor confidence. That is vital for Britain’s homes and businesses as network…

Why we don't agree with Citizens Advice

"The calculations underpinning this analysis are plucked out of thin air and run directly counter to the conclusions of the independent regulator and the Competition and Markets Authority. Network costs are down 17% under the current ownership model, delivering £9bn of savings for consumers by running a world-class system of energy networks more efficiently."

The Road to RIIO-2

Ofgem is currently consulting on the RIIO-2 price control framework for energy network companies in Great Britain. But what is RIIO-2 and why is it important?

Electricity Innovation Forum March 2018

On the 21st March 2018, Energy Networks Association hosted the first Electricity Innovation Forum, a joint dissemination event between Great Britain’s electricity networks, in Birmingham.

UK Taking The Next Step: From Mini Grids To Open Networks

Dr Stuart Johnston, Executive Director, Assets and Network Transformation at Energy Networks in Australia discusses the development of Open Networks in the UK and the collaboration with Australian networks.

Great Britain is busting open markets for Network Flexibility


Northern Lights: Leading the low carbon transition with Northern Powergrid's £83m smart grid programme

As DNO colleagues across the county ready their systems for sweeping changes brought about by the rapid growth of electric vehicles, domestic generation and renewable power, Patrick Erwin, Policy and Markets Director at Northern Powergrid, takes a moment to share more details about the £83m Smart Grid Enablers programme his team announced in January.

We are facing many unknowns…

A stakeholder perspective of the Open Networks Project

ENA's Open Networks Project is currently consulting on it's 2018 work plan and Fiona Navesey, Director of Wholesale Markets at Centrica, has written about their involvement with the Project to date as a stakeholder.

WPD’s innovative Electric Nation project aims to revolutionise domestic EV charging

The Open Networks Project will lay the foundations of a smart energy grid in the UK, bringing together the leading minds in the UK energy industry to transform the way our networks work. The project aims to take a national whole systems thinking approach to meet the challenges faced in the industry to deliver safe and reliable energy in a smart way – responding…

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