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About us

Energy Networks Association is the industry body representing energy network operators in the UK and Ireland.

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Energy Networks Association (ENA) is the industry body representing the companies which operate the electricity wires, gas pipes and energy system in the UK and Ireland.

ENA helps its members meet the challenge of delivering electricity and gas to communities across the UK and Ireland safely, sustainably and reliably.

Its members include every major electricity and gas network operator in the UK and Ireland, independent operators, National Grid ESO which operates the electricity system in Great Britain and National Grid Gas which operates the gas system in Great Britain. Its affiliate membership also includes companies with an interest in energy, including Heathrow Airport and Network Rail.

Our industry:

  • employs 45,000 people
  • delivers energy to over 30 million homes and businesses across the UK and Ireland
  • has spent and invested over £60 billion in the last eight years

We are:

  • creating tomorrow’s energy networks by transforming the way our infrastructure is used and operates
  • overhauling the networks and making sure they are prepared for a future where the UK and Ireland has net zero emissions
  • creating the world’s first zero-carbon gas grid by speeding up the switch from natural gas to hydrogen
  • creating the UK and Ireland’s smart grid to ensure we have the energy capacity we need in the future
  • creating new opportunities for consumers to benefit from the smart grid by selling power back to the grid and being rewarded for reducing their demand during peak hours
  • overhauling systems, processes and policies to make it easier to connect low-carbon electricity generators and green gas producers to the grid and take advantage of new smart technology that is becoming common place in our communities. Technology like solar panels, electric vehicles and battery storage.

Together, the energy networks are keeping your energy flowing, supporting our economy through jobs and investment and preparing for a net zero future.