ENA to provide services to GISG

3 August 2008

ENA to provide services to GISG

Following an extensive tender process, Energy Networks Association (ENA) is delighted to announce that they have secured the contract for provision of support services to the Gas Industry Safety Group (GISG). The contract will initially run for two years and be used to support the Gas Industry Safety Group on promoting gas industry safety and dealing with issues of concern.

David Smith, Chief Executive of the Energy Networks Association said of the development 'I am delighted ENA will be working with and supporting GISG in their vital role of promoting and enhancing security of the UK gas industry. ENA is a member of GISG and looks forward to continuing to work with the Board, to ensure that GISG and their members remain at the forefront of safety policy and market developments'.

Chris Bielby, Chairman of GISG remarked 'ENA demonstrated a clear understanding of the needs of GISG, now and in the future, and put forward a compelling offer to the Board. GISG are looking forward to working with ENA, in a time of significant changes to the UK and EU energy markets'.

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Notes to Editor:

Energy Networks Association is funded by the UK’s electricity and gas transmission and distribution companies. It’s Members and Associates are asset owners and operators including CE Electric, Central Networks, Chubu Electric, EDF Energy, ESB, Guernsey Electricity, Independent Power Networks, Jersey Electricity, Laing Energy, Manx Electricity, National Grid, Network Rail, Northern Gas Networks, Northern Ireland Electricity, Scottish & Southern Energy, Scotia Gas Networks, Scottish Power, Tepco, United Utilities, Wales & West Utilities and Western Power Distribution.

The Gas Industry Safety Group (GISG) was formed in 2000 by principal organisations in the industry to promote gas safety. The primary objectives of GISG are to: promote gas safety; encourage co-operation amongst industry players to develop, introduce and improve practices for the safe transmission, storage and use of gas throughout the UK and ensure the safety of consumers and the public.