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Energy networks respond to UK Government's £30m research investment

30 March 2021

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The UK Government has announced £30m investment into research on hydrogen and battery technology.

Randolph Brazier, Director of Innovation and Electricity Systems at Energy Networks Association which represents the UK and Ireland’s energy networks businesses said:

“As we begin to build back greener and develop homegrown supply chains, the UK Government's investment into the research of hydrogen and batteries is encouraging. More renewables and batteries are being connected to the grid, the number of electric vehicles on the road is increasing, while hydrogen will slash emissions from heavier goods vehicles. The UK’s energy networks will continue our relentless focus on innovation, making sure that customers across the country see the benefits of a smarter, Net Zero energy system.”

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

Peter Kocen

Senior Press and Public Affairs Manager

+44 (0)7792 220 974

[email protected]

ENA press office

+44 (0)7792 220 974
[email protected]