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UK energy networks support efforts to power Ukraine

14 March 2022

Around 500 mobile generators will be supplied to keep lights on in Ukraine, enough to power around 20,000 homes or equivalent buildings.


Responding to the UK Government's announcement, David Smith, Chief Executive of Energy Networks Association, which represents the UK's energy network businesses said:

“We are deeply concerned and saddened by the war in Ukraine and the UK’s network operators have been working closely with the government to identify what help we can provide.

“We hope these generators can offer civilians the very basic necessities of warmth and power, and we will continue to offer our support however we can.”

Notes to editor

Members of the Ukraine Electricity Network Support Task Group include:

  • Energy Networks Association
  • Electricity North West
  • Western Power Distribution
  • UK Power Networks
  • Northern PowerGrid
  • Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks
  • SP Energy Networks
  • National Grid Electricity System Operator
  • National Grid Electricity Transmission

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Energy Networks Association (ENA) is the industry body representing the energy networks. Our members include every major electricity network operator in the UK. The electricity networks are at the heart of the energy transition. They directly employ more than 26,000 people in the UK, including 1,500 apprentices. They are spending and investing £33bn in our electricity grids over the coming years, to ensure safe, reliable and secure energy supplies for the millions of homes and businesses reliant on power every day.

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