Networks tell MPs cooperation is key to restoring power in bad weather

Thursday 9 February

Energy Networks Association (ENA) told a committee of MPs yesterday afternoon that the cooperation of all network companies was a vital component in ensuring that power is restored quickly even in difficult circumstances. Paul Smith, ENA Director of Operations was speaking at today’s session of the House of Commons Scottish Affairs Committee inquiry into the resilience of the Scottish grid.

He told the MPs that the gas and electricity distribution companies have mutual aid arrangements in place to assist in the management of localised extreme events by providing for the transfer of staff and resources between companies.

He also set out how electricity and gas transmission and distribution companies have an established emergency planning forum under the auspices of ENA that ensures key decisions on emergency preparedness are delivered.


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Notes to editor

ENA represents the ‘wires and pipes’ transmission and distribution network operators for gas and electricity in the UK and Ireland.

Full details of the Inquiry can be found here.  

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