Smarter networks will deliver Ed Davey’s vision of energy conservation

Friday 3 February 2012

Energy Networks Associations comments on appointment of Ed Davey as Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change.

Smarter networks will deliver Ed Davey’s vision of energy conservation

Following Chris Huhne’s resignation today (Friday 3 February) and the appointment of Ed Davey MP to the position of Secretary of State. Energy Networks Association Chief Executive David Smith said:

“Mr Davey takes on this role at an incredibly important time for the industry and for energy policy. It is vital that we continue to work towards our carbon reduction commitments sustainably and affordably. It is encouraging to hear that his favourite piece of legislation would be a law on energy conservation to tackle climate change.

“The development of a smarter network is at the heart of delivering energy conservation and would put power in the hands of the people, helping them save money and the country to be more energy secure.”

ENA is central to the development of a smarter network, also referred to as a Smart Grid, through its working groups and as a supporter of the Low Carbon Networks Fund.

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Notes to editors

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

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