Innovative tech for Britain’s local energy networks offered £70m

Network companies and partners can apply for funding to run the network infrastructure in a ‘smarter, cleaner and more flexible way’

Ofgem consults on managing network charge bad debt arising from COVID-19

The Network Charge Deferral scheme is expected to help minimise disruption to customers and other market participants by assisting suppliers and shippers who face cash-flow issues

Energy Networks Association announces emergency coronavirus package

The ENA has written to the customers it represents stating around 36,000 energy sector employees were working to ensure that homes in the UK stay powered

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Energy efficiency report: Industry responds

MPs are calling on the government to revive its “failing” policy to help meet climate change targets and reduce energy bills while tackling fuel poverty

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Industry responds to Labour’s energy nationalisation plans

It announced plans to take National Grid into public ownership as well as replace the existing distribution network operators

Network operators commit to cut red tape for EVs and heat pumps

They have launched new reforms that will reduce paperwork to connect new installations to the grid

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CCC hydrogen report: Industry responds

It is calling on the government to develop a low carbon heat strategy within the next three years to encourage commercial investment in producing hydrogen

Power network operators unveil £17bn smart grid plan

Householders and businesses in the UK could sell their own energy within a local power network under new smart grid plans unveiled today. Electricity network operators across England, Scotland and Wales have committed to deliver £17 billion of benefits by 2050 as a result of the overhaul of the networks. They have announced a joint […]

Views sought on creating new markets for distributed energy

The Energy Networks Association (ENA) is seeking views on creating new markets for distributed energy resources (DERs). It has launched a consultation on how to create a smart electricity grid for technologies such as battery storage, solar panels and services such as electric vehicles to grid demand response. It is part of its Open Networks […]

New initiative redefines future of electricity networks

A new initiative that redefines how the UK’s electricity networks will operate in the future has been announced. The Open Networks Project, led by the Energy Networks Association (ENA), comes as the nation moves towards a low carbon and smarter grid. It says the role of local electricity networks – also known as Distribution Network […]