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”.
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Find out more about the Green Powered Future mission.
ENA's Open Networks project.
ENA's Gas Goes Green programme.
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.