ENA has commented on today's report from the National Audit Office, on the main challenges in decarbonising the UK's energy system.
Lawrence Slade, Chief Executive of Energy Networks Association, which represents the UK’s energy network operators, said:
“Today’s report acknowledges that long-term barriers to decarbonising our energy system remain. The energy networks are to play a role in supporting the delivery of 20 decarbonisation targets over the next 12 years.
"To do this effectively, we will need reforms to planning which clearly define the roles of different governmental organisations and the regulator, a clear delivery plan from government, progress on the Energy Security Bill and for Ofgem to be given a net zero mandate."
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The report, Decarbonising the Power Sector, is avaible on the NAO website.
About Energy Networks Association
Energy Networks Association (ENA) is the industry body representing 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 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 40,000 people in Great Britain.