The ENA Blog

Welcome to the new ENA blog.

We want you to engage in these discussions with us so please share your comments and observations on the topics here.

Through this Blog we are looking to share some of the policy areas being debated and encourage you to be part of the discussions.

By representing both the electricity and gas networks we are withough prejudice to the type of energy. Our members serve one purpose - to keep our lights on, our homes warm and delivering this vital service to the businesses and industries of our economies in the most safe, reliable and affordable way.

Please check back here regularly for updates, tweet about it - you can follow and reference us as @EnergyNetworks - and most importantly, engage in the debate.

If you have any suggestions or wish to start a discussion of your own here then please email [email protected]

It’s energy security stupid and the answer - smarter networks and a strong role for gas!

This week talking to Lord Jenkin at the launch of Smarter Networks Portal, the first of its kind, illustrated in stark relief the new solutions a smarter network offers to solve the problems that Patrick Jenkin had to grapple with all those years ago. Let us not underestimate its impact - it brought down a government back then.

Electricity Distribution plans submitted to Ofgem

RIIO has been used for the gas distribution and electricity transmission network price controls. For the DNOs, part of their planning, looking at innovation potential, has been part of their work for the Low Carbon Network Fund and is a critical part of developing the smarter networks that will help to meet the challenges of our energy future.

Ofgem publish Strategy Decision

The Times and Utility Week approached us for comment this week on the publication of Ofgem’s Strategy Decision. A key milestone on the path to next price control period. This will be followed by the submission in July of the electricity distribution network operators submission of their Business Plans.

Ofgem management changes

Next year will be a major year of change for Ofgem as well as the regulated industry it oversees. Chief Executive Alistair Buchanan and Chairman Lord Mogg both step down in 2013.