Ofgem has launched a review into how the energy system is planned and operated locally to ensure Great Britain is ready for a huge increase in green, more affordable homegrown power.
Commenting on Ofgem's announcement, Randolph Brazier, Director of Innovation & Electricity Systems at Energy Networks Association (ENA), which represents the UK and Ireland’s energy network companies, said:
"We welcome Ofgem's review and share the desire to speed up Net Zero at least cost to consumers. Britain's distribution networks are well-placed to do this and already have a strong track record through our world-leading Open Networks programme which has delivered the largest flexibility market in the world."
Notes to editor
ENA will be providing a response to Ofgem's Call for Input by the deadline of 7 June 2022.
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.