Energy Networks Association Response to Labour Party Manifesto

For Immediate Release: 16/05/2017
Commenting on the publication of the Labour Party Manifesto and proposals for the energy sector, Energy Networks Association Chief Executive David Smith said: 
“The UK benefits from one of the most reliable energy networks in the world and performance and customer satisfaction rates have never been higher. The current market is working well – not only has it reduced costs for customers by 17% since privatisation, but it has delivered significant levels of investment in that time. A further £45 billion is already forecasted to be invested in the next 6 years to deliver the kind of energy infrastructure that will help ensure our economy is fit for the future.”
Notes to Editors 
• Energy Networks Association is the voice of the networks, representing the UK’s gas and electricity transmission and distribution networks. 
• The Labour Party Manifesto contains proposals to:
o Regain control of energy supply networks through the alteration of operator license conditions, and transition to a publicly owned, decentralised energy system.
o Take energy back into public ownership to deliver renewable energy, affordability for consumers, and democratic control. We will do this in the following stages: Regaining control of energy supply networks through the alteration of the National and Regional Network Operator license conditions.
o Legislating to permit publicly owned local companies to purchase the regional grid infrastructure, and to ensure that national and regional grid infrastructure is brought into public ownership over time.
• For further information contact 
Matthew Pringle
Press and Public Affairs Officer
Energy Networks Association
Direct Email: [email protected]
T: +44 (0) 20 7706 5118
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