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ENA’s response to concerns regarding cyber-security attacks on GB energy networks

16 April 2018

Energy Networks Association has responded to claims that there has been a spike in the number of power cuts over the weekend of the recent airstrikes in Syria (14/15 April) as a result of cyber-attacks.


Electricity network operators have not experienced unusual levels of power cuts over that period.

An ENA spokesperson comments:

“Network companies are aware of the increased threat level relating to cyber-security and work closely with Government and across industry to prepare for any attack. They regularly review their cyber-security policies to ensure that the right measures are in place to counter any potential threat, both now and in the future.

“Through Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and industry working groups, network companies have established ways of identifying, assessing and responding to long-term cyber-security threats in a co-ordinated way. This includes benchmarking cyber-security standards, developing of common standards and ensuring that those people working for network companies and their supporting supply-chain understand the role they play in managing threats.”

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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