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Catch up on our new Next for Net Zero podcast series

17 October 2022

Press contacts for journalists

Emily Jones

Head of Stakeholder Engagement

press@energynetworks.org

ENA Press Office

press@energynetworks.org

Don’t forget to tune in to the final episode, focusing on resilience and readiness, streaming this Thursday. 

Hosted by sustainability journalist Lucy Siegle and including guests from the UK’s energy networks, ENA's podcast series showcases how the networks are supporting decarbonisation.

In the fourth and final episode, Lucy will be joined by representatives from SGN and SSE who will explore the role of resilience and readiness as we journey to a greener future. The final episode will be available via our website and a range of platforms including Spotify.

The first three episodes are out now and available via our website and a range of platforms including Spotify. In case you missed it, you can find out more information on each episode below:

Episode #1: The Innovation Landscape

This episode explores the importance of innovation including some exciting examples, how knowledge and data sharing can ensure faster progress when it comes to innovation, and what is not talked about enough when it comes to the smart power revolution. Lucy is joined by guests Lorna Millington CEng MIGEM, Innovation Manager at Cadent Gas Limited and Iain Divers, Head of Network Planning and Development at SP Energy Networks.

Episode #2: Unlock & Understand - Achieving a more sustainable future

You can expect to hear discussion around green investment and where this money will come from, how sustainable initiatives can save people money, progress made and actions taken since COP26 - UN Climate Change Conference, and our Gas Goes Green programme. Guests on this episode include Rhian Kelly, Chief Sustainability Officer at National Grid and our own Director of Gas, James Earl.

Episode #3: Transporting to a greener world

Matthew Hindle, Head of Net Zero and Sustainability at Wales & West Utilities and Florentine Roy, Innovation Project Lead at UK Power Networks, join Lucy to discuss the role of networks in advancing decarbonisation in the transport sector, how big a role hydrogen will play in zero emissions mobility, and investment priorities for infrastructure.

Episode #4: The role of resilience and readiness – launching this Thursday

The final episode will cover network resilience and lessons learned that are being implemented for the upcoming storm season this year, collaboration across the sector during crisis preparation for potential incidents, technologies that make our energy supply more resilient, and where investment in network infrastructure is most needed. Hear from representatives from SGN and Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks.

All episodes in the series will be available via our website, Spotify and PodBean.

About Energy Networks Association

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.

What are energy network operators?

Energy network operators manage and maintain the wires, pipes and other infrastructure which delivers electricity and gas to your home, business and community. They are private companies which are regulated by Ofgem and employ around 45,000 people in the UK and Ireland. They are represented by their industry body, Energy Networks Association (that's us).

Press contacts for journalists

Emily Jones

Head of Stakeholder Engagement

press@energynetworks.org

ENA Press Office

press@energynetworks.org