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Energy networks respond to the Industrial Decarbonisation Strategy

17 March 2021

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Peter Kocen

Senior Press and Public Affairs Manager

+44 (0)7792 220 974

[email protected]

ENA Press Office

+44 (0)20 4599 7691
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The UK Government has today announced its plans to deliver the world’s first low-carbon industrial sector.

Commenting on the publication of the UK Government's Industrial Decarbonisation Strategy, Matt Hindle, Head of Gas at Energy Networks Association which represents the UK and Ireland’s energy networks businesses said:

"Today's announcement is welcome, providing another example of the exciting role that hydrogen has to play in reducing our carbon emissions. Britain's gas networks will be at the centre of industrial decarbonisation, connecting the infrastructure that's needed to deliver the promise of new green jobs in our industrial heartlands. What's key is that the Government now gets the policy detail right to deliver the investment required. We look forward to working with them to do that."

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)7792 220 974

[email protected]

ENA Press Office

+44 (0)20 4599 7691
[email protected]