In the face of the perfect storm, the Energy Bill is critical to rewiring Britain

For immediate release – Friday 23 November 2012

Commenting on the release of details of the upcoming Energy Bill, David Smith, Chief Executive of Energy Networks Association (ENA) which represents the wires and pipes infrastructure of the energy industry, said:

“The Energy Bill will be essential to delivering investor certainty and its introduction next week is welcome. Clarity around the future energy mix and the ability to secure the investment needed for the £110bn rewiring of Britain have been opaque in recent months. We look forward to seeing the full detail of the Bill next week, especially a strengthening of the link between Ofgem and Government policy.

“With the perfect storm of generation going offline, ageing networks and increased consumer prices, it is ever more pressing that the Government and Parliament as a whole secure the best energy future possible, passing the Energy Bill in a clear and timely fashion.”

ENDS

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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