The voice of the networks

How can this website be improved? Give us your feedback

Energy networks comment on Chancellor's economic statement

08 July 2020

In his speech to the Chamber today, the Chancellor of the Exchequer set-out his “Plan For Jobs” with a goal of protecting and creating jobs across the country


David Smith, Chief Executive of Energy Networks Association, said:

“Energy efficiency is the critical first step in decarbonising homes and heating. The Chancellor’s £2bn commitment takes a significant step towards a nation heated by decarbonised sources and we look forward to working with the Treasury on how to take the next steps in fully building the green infrastructure our net zero future needs.

"We have spoken before about the need for a green-collar workforce of the future and welcome both the Kickstart Scheme and new funding for apprenticeships in expanding the opportunities to do so. This new funding will grow the 1,200 apprentices that the energy networks already support across the country, directly supporting the training and reskilling of the staff needed to build-out the Prime Minister’s ‘New Deal’”

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.

Press contacts

You can contact ENA's press office by emailing For urgent or out-of-hours enquiries from journalists, please call 0204 599 7691.