Energy networks comment ahead of the Climate Ambition Summit on 12 December which brings together world leaders to tackle climate change and deliver on the Paris Agreement, five years after it was adopted.
Ahead of tomorrow's Climate Ambition Summit, David Smith, Chief Executive at Energy Networks Association which represents the UK and Ireland’s energy networks businesses said:
“This week we launched our Networks Ten Point Plan, aligning each step of the Prime Minister's recent commitment with work transmission and distribution companies are doing to enable its delivery. Our networks are the backbone of Net Zero, investing more than £100bn in the past thirty years and confirming plans for the next decade of delivery.
"The Climate Ambition Summit is an opportunity for the UK to continue to lead the way ahead of next year's vitally important COP-26 summit. The scale of ambition will require even greater investment on the road to Net Zero and, with the right regulatory and policy support, the energy networks stand ready to deliver."
Notes to editors
Read more about the Climate Action Summit 2020.
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.