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Open Networks fact sheets

08 February 2020

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+44 (0)20 4599 7691
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Find out how the Open Networks Project is transforming the networks.

The Open Networks Project is a major industry initiative that will transform the way our energy networks operate, underpinning the delivery of the smart grid. The project seeks to enable the uptake of new smart energy technologies by more and more homes, businesses, and communities in the UK. Allowing customers to take advantage of these new technologies to take control of their energy will lower costs and secure the energy we rely on every day.

Download the fact sheets to find out how the project is transforming the networks.

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

ENA Press Office

+44 (0)20 4599 7691
[email protected]

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Open Networks - January 2019 - Fact sheet 5

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Open Networks - January 2019 - Fact Sheet 4

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Open Networks - January 2019 - Fact Sheet 3

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Open Networks - January 2019 - Fact Sheet 2

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Open Networks - January 2019 - Fact Sheet 1

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