Networks welcome joined up approach to energy and innovation with new Energy Minister

For immediate release – Thursday 28 March 2013

Commenting on the appointment of Rt Hon Michael Fallon as Energy Minister, and his continued role within BIS, Energy Networks Association Chief Executive David Smith said:

“We are sorry to see John Hayes go as we had already built up a strong relationship with him, especially following a packed Fringe event at the Conservative Party Conference, and working with him on major EU issues as well as the role for gas in the energy mix.

“However, we are very much encouraged with the news that Michael Fallon will retain his role within the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills because of the critical role innovation will play as we develop a smart grid. We look forward to the joined up approach this will add to this vital area.” 

ENDS

Notes of 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.

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