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 editors
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
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.