Statistics released by the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy today reveal major electricity transmission projects are on track for delivery, despite COVID-19.
Commenting on the publication, David Smith, Chief Executive of Energy Networks Association, which represents the UK and Ireland’s energy networks businesses, said:
“Latest government figures show why the UK’s networks are the unsung heroes in the race to cut carbon emissions. They have helped to connect record levels of renewable electricity and have continued to keep the country’s energy flowing throughout the coronavirus pandemic. As more renewable generation is connected they will continue to deliver the smarter, lower carbon and increasingly efficient energy system the public needs.”
About Energy Networks Association
We’re the industry body for the energy networks. Our members own and operate the wires and pipes which carry electricity and gas into your community, supporting our economy. The wires and pipes are the arteries of our economy, delivering energy to over 30 million homes and businesses across the UK and Ireland. To do this safely and reliably, the businesses which run the networks employ 45,000 people and have spent and invested over £60 billion in the last eight years.