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Energy Minister to give keynote speech at Energy Networks Innovation Conference 2020

12 November 2020


At this year's Energy Networks Innovation Conference, on 8-9 December, Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP, Minister for Business, Energy and Clean Growth will deliver the keynote address.

Energy network companies are leading the drive ‘Towards Net Zero’, and this year’s Energy Networks Innovation Conference promises to be the best yet as Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP, Minister for Business, Energy and Clean Growth, is confirmed to give the keynote address.

Attendees will have the chance to find out more about our world leading network innovation portfolio, including, gaining unique insights into the energy networks’ future plans and meeting innovators from every gas and electricity network operator in Britain.

Whether you’re interested in how we’re getting networks ready for electric vehicles or delivering the world’s first zero carbon gas grid ENIC promises an exceptional virtual conference experience.

This is a hugely successful annual conference series and the exciting benefits that going virtual will bring include trying new formats and reaching a wider audience in the UK and beyond. This year promises total flexibility with opportunities to mix with delegates from network companies, top researchers, SMEs and thought leaders from around the world.

Project updates will be available to conference goers as on-demand videos. Attendees can watch their choice of session, join pop-up chat rooms and explore live exhibition stands on specific focus areas. Private networking with delegates and exhibitors is available via text chat or video.

At sessions on ENA’s Open Networks and Gas Goes Green programmes delegates can find out more about how we plan to make our electricity networks even smarter, greener and more flexible alongside the programme to deliver hydrogen and other low carbo  gases to homes, industry and transport.

So join us and register for free.

David Smith, Chief Executive at Energy Networks Association which represents the UK and Ireland’s energy networks businesses said:

“We’re delighted that Minister Kwarteng will deliver the keynote address at this year’s Energy Networks Innovation Conference. The energy networks are leading the drive towards a net zero future and we are recognised globally for our approach to innovation.

“The network operators are rising to the challenge of delivering a smarter, low carbon and low cost energy system so there is a huge opportunity for consumers, for businesses and for energy innovators to take part at this year’s conference. Although this year’s ENIC will be online, I look forward to warmly welcoming attendees to be part of it.”

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Notes to editor

Booking is now open: Register at

The Energy Networks Innovation Conference, formerly the Low Carbon Networks & Innovation Conference (LCNI), will be a free interactive virtual conference this year held on 8 and 9 December 2020.

The 2020 event will take place on a market-leading virtual platform with the flexibility to watch your choice of over 15 bubbles of concise virtual content, join topical chat rooms and explore live exhibition stands on your specific focus areas.

The 2020 virtual event will showcase lessons learnt from over 60 of the UK’s top network innovation projects enabling key net zero transitions, including hydrogen, electric vehicles and renewable energy integration.

Agenda Highlights


  • Hear how networks are planning for the EV mass market
  • TSO and DNO initiatives for building the flexibility markets of the future
  • Asset optimisation game changers: a snapshot of the best NIC and NIA project outcomes


  • The safety case for the hydrogen transition: what can we learn from the UK’s key innovation projects?
  • Facilitating the energy system transition: network operators’ views on the next steps
  • Find out what asset optimisation technologies you could “plug and play” into other networks
  • The UK’s plans for taking vulnerable customers on the net zero journey

Portrait of Minister Kwarteng taken from Parliament website and licensed for use under CC BY 3.0.

About Energy Networks Association

Energy Networks Association (ENA) is the industry body representing 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 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 40,000 people in Great Britain.

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