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Energy networks respond to calls for more Net Zero powers for local & regional authorities

13 July 2021

A communiqué issued by UK100 and signed by a group of 32 cross-party Mayors and local leaders has called for local and regional authorities to have more powers to deliver Net Zero emissions.


Randolph Brazier, Director of Innovation & Electricity Systems at Energy Networks Association at Energy Networks Association which represents the UK and Ireland’s gas and electricity network operators said:

“Our Open Networks project is leading the transition to smarter local networks, where using smart technology not only allows more electric vehicles and heat pumps to be running in people’s homes, but also means that they can begin to generate money for communities participating in those markets.

“As we’ve seen with our recent Green Recovery project, accelerating investment is possible with the backing of a flexible regulator and it enables energy networks to better equip local communities to deliver the Net Zero energy system that customers need.”

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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.

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