Networks comment on announcement of DCC preferred bidders

For immediate release – Wednesday 14 August 2013 

Commenting on the announcement of preferred bidders for the Data Communications Company (DCC), Energy Networks Association’s (ENA) Chief Executive David Smith, said:

“Delivering a smarter network is an essential part of achieving our aims for a sustainable, secure and affordable energy future. The data from smart meters is a critical part of maintaining an effective and efficient smart grid that can respond to demand.

“The Data Communications Company will play a vital role ensuring the secure processing of smart metering information, enabling the true cost benefits of smart meters to be realised through a smarter network and reducing the need for more copper in the ground.”

ENDS

Notes to 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.

The announcement from DECC can be found here.

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