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ENA to host online North Sea 'supergrid' event

02 February 2022

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Energy Networks Association's first event in its new ‘incubator’ series is set to take place on Tuesday. It will showcase the emerging technologies needed to address the decarbonisation of heat, transport and industry and drive the UK to Net Zero.

The first event will focus on the North Sea ‘supergrid’ and how connections can be consolidated or combined with hydrogen production. Taking place on Tuesday 8 February speakers include Jerome Mayhew MP and Asheya Patten, Commercial, Regulation and Customer Director at National Grid. Sign up for the online event now.

ENA's Next for Net Zero series will be independently chaired by Dr Barbara Vest OBE, a leading figure in UK energy policy for over a decade. An Executive Council member of the Parliamentary Group for Energy Studies, an Associate Fellow of the Durham Energy Institute and the founder of the Durham University Alumni Energy Chapter, Barbara brings her expertise to identify emerging areas of energy transition where innovation is delivering tangible change.

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).

Energy supplier or network operator? Energy network operators are entirely separate to your energy supplier, which is the company that bills you for using electricity and gas. Energy suppliers and generators are represented by Energy UK.

Press contacts

ENA Press Office

+44 (0)20 4599 7691
[email protected]