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.”
About Energy Networks Association
We’re the industry body for the energy networks. Our members own and operate the wires and pipes which carry electricity and gas into your community, supporting our economy. The wires and pipes are the arteries of our economy, delivering energy to over 30 million homes and businesses across the UK and Ireland. To do this safely and reliably, the businesses which run the networks employ 45,000 people and have spent and invested over £60 billion in the last eight years.