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New Director of Markets & Regulation

26 July 2021

Press contacts

Peter Kocen

Senior Press and Public Affairs Manager

+44 (0)20 4599 7665

[email protected]

ENA Press Office

+44 (0)20 4599 7691
[email protected]

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 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.

Press contacts

Peter Kocen

Senior Press and Public Affairs Manager

+44 (0)20 4599 7665

[email protected]

ENA Press Office

+44 (0)20 4599 7691
[email protected]