By taking part in the international Power Mission programme, Energy Networks Association is working with partners across the world and demonstrating the world-leading, electricity and gas networks operators' innovation programmes.
Mission Innovation was launched at COP21 to reinvigorate and accelerate public and private global clean energy innovation with the objective to make clean energy widely affordable.
Power Mission has a data & digitalisation-led approach which is specifically looking at standardisation, secure digital systems and systems integration.
Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP, Minister of State for Business, Energy and Clean Growth, said:
“The UK is proud be at the forefront of international innovation efforts to develop greener and smarter grids. We believe that data and digitalisation are crucial enablers for the integration of variable renewables and we are committed to collaborate with countries and businesses to bring forward smart, cost-effective solutions to achieve our net-zero goals.”
Randolph Brazier, Director of Innovation & Electricity Systems at Energy Networks Association which represents the UK and Ireland's gas and electricity network operators said:
"To achieve Net Zero, we need a truly global effort across all countries and all sectors. As part of this commitment we look forward to demonstrating our world leading networks innovation programme, sharing information, learning from others and developing best practice alongside other Mission members. This collaboration will be vital as we invest in and build the Net Zero, smarter energy system that is critical to addressing the impacts of climate change”.
Notes to editors
Find out more about the Green Powered Future mission.
ENA's Open Networks project.
ENA's Gas Goes Green programme.
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.