There has never been a more exciting time for innovation in the electricity and gas networks as we look to a Net Zero future for the UK. This makes this year's free, virtual Energy Networks Innovation Conference a 'must attend' event for anyone involved in energy sector innovation.
This year’s conference is a free, interactive virtual conference to be held on 12th - 15th October. Registration will open later in the year.
The Energy Networks Innovation Conference (ENIC), run by Energy Networks Association (ENA), is the UK’s flagship knowledge dissemination event for the electricity and gas energy network operators.
Taking place just weeks before the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), ENIC is a 'must attend' event for anyone involved in managing, developing or delivering innovations that will pave the way for a Net Zero future supported by our gas and electricity networks.
Innovation is the foundation on which our Net Zero future will be built, enabling a smarter and more flexible energy system and new technologies like electric vehicles, while also supporting markets for storage and hydrogen.
Confirming the date for this year's conference, David Smith, Chief Executive of Energy Networks Association which represents the UK and Ireland’s energy networks said:
“As we look to hit our Net Zero targets, keeping a relentless focus on innovation in the gas and electricity networks has never been more important. Attracting delegates from around the world, this year’s free Energy Networks Innovation Conference on 12-15 October is shaping up to be one of the best and I encourage everyone with an interest to join us. Look out for registration opening later this year."
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.