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Energy Networks Association comments on the availability of coronavirus testing for key workers

24 April 2020

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The government has announced that key workers and their families will be eligible for testing for the coronavirus.

Commenting on the availability of testing for coronavirus being made for key workers, Paul Fidler, Director of Operations at Energy Networks Association, said:

“Testing all key workers is critical in our efforts to manage the coronavirus pandemic and we welcome the government’s announcement. We have one of the most reliable electricity networks in the world, supported by a dedicated workforce of 36,000 people. Now more than ever, millions of people are relying on those teams to keep the energy flowing to our homes and vital community services like hospitals, care homes and supermarkets.”

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]