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ENA responds to the Government's 'energy revolution' announcement

29 March 2023

ENA has commented on today's package of measures and investment described by the Government as an 'energy revolution.'  

 

Lawrence Slade, Chief Executive of Energy Networks Association, which represents the UK’s energy network operators, said: 

“Investment and innovation in Great Britain’s electricity and gas networks is crucial if we are to reach net zero in time. That’s why we have thousands of innovation projects under way and are investing billions over the next decade to get our grids net zero ready. The clock’s ticking and we need planning, regulation and policy to keep pace. It’s great to see this being recognised by government today.”

“Alongside the immediate steps our members are already taking, we hope the Electricity Commissioner’s review of planning and connections will help identify and remove barriers for customers looking to connect to the grid and speed up the development of vital energy infrastructure.

“Alongside massive amounts of electrification, developing our hydrogen economy is crucial if we are to decarbonise industry, businesses, transport and homes. Decisions on hydrogen still remain, especially around hydrogen blending and business models for hydrogen transport and storage. We need to see progress there."

Notes to editor

About us

Energy Networks Association (ENA) is the industry body representing the energy networks. Our members include every major electricity network operator in the UK. The electricity networks are at the heart of the energy transition. They directly employ more than 26,000 people in the UK, including 1,500 apprentices. They are spending and investing £33bn in our electricity grids over the coming years, to ensure safe, reliable and secure energy supplies for the millions of homes and businesses reliant on power every day.

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