UK energy sector ‘has a lot to shout about’

Ian Funnell, CEO of ABB UK believes the UK is in a ‘very, very good space’ compared to a lot of its global competitors when it comes to the clean growth agenda

By Priyanka Shrestha
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The UK energy industry shouldn’t be downing itself as it “has a lot to shout about”.

That’s the view of Ian Funnell, CEO of ABB UK, who told ELN the country is in a “very, very good space” compared to a lot of its global competitors when it comes to the clean growth agenda.

He said: “We are downing ourselves and we shouldn’t be – because we have a lot to shout about.

“If you look at the way in which the energy system has developed over the last decade. The integration of renewables into that system, which is a challenge in itself, the way in which the system is operated and the regulation that supports that – all of those are things that if you look at it external, looking into the UK, there are a lot of companies that would give the right arm to be where the UK is at the moment. We’re a very innovative company in the energy space.”

Mr Funnell was part of a panel debate at the Energy Live Expo event in London last month – you can watch the full video here.

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