Upgrading generation will cost more than upgrading our infrastructure

Upgrading the UK’s energy generation will cost more than upgrading our infrastructure, according to industry expert Julius Brinkworth. The Director of Energy Projects at Power Efficiency told an audience at […]

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By Vicky Ellis

Upgrading the UK’s energy generation will cost more than upgrading our infrastructure, according to industry expert Julius Brinkworth.

The Director of Energy Projects at Power Efficiency told an audience at The Energy Event in Birmingham today: “We need to upgrade our network, upgrade our generation. It will cost more to upgrade whole of UK network than to upgrade generation, which could come as a bit of a shock.” Mr Brinkworth added: “You’d think it would be the other way round.”

Some estimates have suggested that the split works out as around £90 billion to upgrade generation, with an average of £120billion to spruce up the power network.