Energy Networks response to Queen’s Speech

For immediate release – Wednesday 27 May 2015

Commenting on the proposals of the Queen’s Speech set out today, Energy Networks Association Chief Executive David Smith, said:

“We look forward to the introduction of an Energy Bill which provides greater stability for investment. It is encouraging to see the improved role for the Oil and Gas Authority, which indicates a continued commitment and recognition for the long term role for gas. However, the changes around onshore wind could risk introducing a level of instability for network planning and it is important that this is avoided.

“It is also right that the Government highlights efforts to ensure resilient, secure and affordable supplies as part of our low carbon transition. Network planning and development for smart grids, the increase of low carbon technologies and the work being lead through ENA as part of the next round of Climate Change Adaptation are all part of meeting these challenges.”

ENDS

Notes to editors

ENA is the voice of the networks representing the ‘wires and pipes’ transmission and distribution network operators for gas and electricity in the UK and Ireland.

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