Energy Networks Association Responds to Smart Energy Call for Evidence

10 November 2016

Today Ofgem and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy have issued a joint Call for Evidence on the route map to a smart, flexible energy system. 

Responding to the Call for Evidence, ENA Chief Executive David Smith said: 

“A flexible energy system will enable a reliable and affordable low carbon economy. Networks are vital facilitators of flexibility and have worked effectively with Ofgem, Government and stakeholders to begin a transition to a smart energy future which has already started benefitting customers through network innovation. 

This Call for Evidence will help define the way we approach some fundamental issues facing the industry; including the move towards more active Distribution System Operators and the role of storage and demand side response. Networks will make an important contribution to this consultation to ensure that we make the most of the opportunities available for customers.” 

ENDS

 

Notes for 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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