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New Director of Markets & Regulation

26 July 2021

Paul McGimpsey has joined Energy Networks Association as Director of Markets & Regulation.


In his new role, Paul will be responsible for working on policy and regulation including delivering efficient, secure, Net Zero networks through the RIIO price control process.

Paul has 25 years of experience in the industry on commercial and regulatory matters across transmission and distribution, most recently leading on the development of SP Energy Networks' whole system strategy for its RIIO-ED2 business plan.

David Smith, Chief Executive at Energy Networks Association said:

"I'm delighted Paul has joined the team especially at such an important time for the industry. With a focus on markets and regulation, he'll play a vital role in helping the networks to deliver an ever more decentralised, digitalised and decarbonised energy system."

About us

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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