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Energy networks respond to Coronavirus concerns shared online

31 March 2020

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We’ve responded to some misleading news articles which have been shared online.

Reports being shared online suggest there are concerns about power outages as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. We’d like to reassure customers the network is operating exactly as it should.

David Smith, Chief Executive of Energy Networks Association said:

“We have one of the most reliable electricity networks in the world, supported by stringent contingency plans and a workforce of 36,000 people. We’re keeping your energy flowing during the coronavirus pandemic and the network is operating exactly as it should.”

We have also been responding online, like this:

Notes to editors

Learn more about how the networks are responding at energynetworks.org/coronavirus

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.

Learn more about how the energy networks operate and who we represent.

Press contacts

ENA press office

+44 (0)7792 220 974
[email protected]