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ENA announces its new Director of Gas

31 August 2022

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Philip Baker

Media Relations Manager

press@energynetworks.org

ENA Press Office

press@energynetworks.org

ENA is delighted to announce that James Earl is its new Director of Gas. In his new role, James will be responsible for leading on all aspects of ENA’s gas activities, including our input into the initiative to create the world’s first zero carbon gas grid, Gas Goes Green.

James has over 10 years of experience in the energy sector. He began his career in the energy industry at Ofgem, where he spent 7 years working across regulation and policy projects, in both the gas and electricity markets. Later, as an Associate Director at KPMG, James specialised in the future of gas, hydrogen and carbon capture. He has worked extensively with the gas networks, as well as with government, prospective hydrogen producers and investors, as a key advisor on energy transition.

David Smith, Chief Executive at Energy Networks Association said:

"I'm delighted James has joined the team, especially at such an important time for the gas sector. The choices we make over the next few years could shape the gas energy market for a generation. James has an important role in helping to articulate what gas operators need to reach their Net Zero goals."

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

Philip Baker

Media Relations Manager

press@energynetworks.org

ENA Press Office

press@energynetworks.org

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