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Energy networks respond to Budget and Spending Review

27 October 2021

Press contacts

Peter Kocen

Senior Press and Public Affairs Manager

+44 (0)20 4599 7665

[email protected]

ENA Press Office

+44 (0)20 4599 7691
[email protected]

Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak MP, announced this year's Budget and Spending Review

David Smith, Chief Executive of Energy Networks Association, which represents the UK and Ireland’s energy networks, said: 

“Today’s Budget and Spending Review is a step towards delivering government’s plans for a Net Zero future, including further efforts to decarbonise transport, boost offshore wind, and provide help for non-domestic properties to install green technologies. Backed by regulation that delivers early investment, the energy networks will continue to play a pivotal part in unlocking these benefits and delivering the smarter, more flexible energy system that homes and businesses need.”

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

Peter Kocen

Senior Press and Public Affairs Manager

+44 (0)20 4599 7665

[email protected]

ENA Press Office

+44 (0)20 4599 7691
[email protected]