Ofgem has outlined the ways it will support the roll-out of electric vehicles.
Randolph Brazier, Director of Innovation & Electricity Systems at Energy Networks Association which represents the UK and Ireland’s energy networks businesses said:
“Working with a flexible regulator has allowed the networks to bring forward investment of £300 million to support a Green Recovery, much of which will enable the connection of more charging points. The ability to make early investments like this, as well as developing innovative solutions to enable a better, Net Zero energy system for customers across the country, is one we welcome."
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.