Gas must go green now
Former Cadent CEO champions a zero carbon vision for gas
ENA champions network key workers in new campaign
Trade body justifies continued presence of network staff in customer communities
Technology & Operations
Energy networks elaborate on transformation plans
The Energy Networks Association (ENA) has published its response to an open letter from the government and Ofgem, which praised its efforts to transform the energy system through the Open Networks project but called for more "tangible changes".
Ideas sought for £90m annual innovation competition
Up to £90 million of funding will be up for grabs in the upcoming Network Innovation Competition, with the Energy Networks Association (ENA) issuing a call for ideas.
Networks must consider needs of vulnerable customers, analysis shows
Analysis carried out on behalf of the Energy Networks Association (ENA) shows that network operators must ensure that vulnerable customers are not left behind as the UK works towards net zero.
Connection options highlighted in ENA consultation
Standardising the way connection requests are handled across all network operators is something that is being considered as part of a consultation on application interactivity and connection queue management.
Ofgem’s RIIO2 proposals could hinder net zero plans
The chief executive of the Energy Networks Association (ENA) says Ofgem's current proposals for RIIO2 could have a negative impact on the regulator's ability to support and facilitate the government's net zero ambitions.
Technology & Operations
Findings of ENA’s Future Worlds consultation revealed
The Energy Networks Association (ENA) has revealed the findings of a consultation that explored five proposed models for the future operation of the electricity system.
UK government commits to 2050 net zero emissions target
Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that the UK has committed to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the UK to almost zero by 2050.
The growth of green gas
Matt Hindle, head of gas at the Energy Networks Association (ENA), discusses the gas networks role in delivering net zero emissions by 2050.
Video interviews from Utility Week Live
Network editor Alec Peachey interviewed some key industry representatives at this year's Utility Week Live - see the videos here or watch them in our library section.
Ofgem confirms RIIO2 price control methodology
Ofgem has confirmed plans to almost slash in half the returns that energy networks can make.
ENA report highlights gas networks priorities
The Energy Networks Association (ENA) has released a new report that highlights industry priorities for gas network companies with decarbonisation identified as key.
Document reveals Labour plan to nationalise energy networks
Plans to put Britain's energy networks back under state ownership have been revealed in a Labour party document.
Networks can help UK meet net zero emissions target
Energy networks will be at the heart of the Committee on Climate Change's (CCC) recommendations to move beyond an 80% target and deliver net zero emissions by 2050.
ENA welcomes select committee’s CCUS report
The Energy Networks Association (ENA) has welcomed the findings of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Select Committee report on carbon, capture, usage and storage (CCUS) - including plans to prioritise the production of low-carbon hydrogen.
ENA launches new gas grid decarbonisation project
The Energy Networks Association has launched a new pan-industry project designed to decarbonise Britain's gas grid.
Technology & Operations
ENA seeking views on ‘internet of energy’ blueprint
The Energy Networks Association (ENA) is seeking views on its proposed blueprint for the foundations of Britain's 'internet of energy'.
Networks respond to NIC Call for Ideas
Britain's energy network companies have announced the next steps of the gas and electricity Network Innovation Competition (NIC) Call for Ideas.
Open Networks Project phase 3 consultation launched
Phase 3 of the Energy Networks Association's Open Networks Project has gone out to public consultation.
Innovation for the nation
Decarbonisation is changing the energy system rapidly and the way in which energy is produced, supplied and consumed is already very different from only a few years ago. Randolph Brazier, head of innovation at the Energy Networks Association (ENA), looks at some of the key trends in this space.
Survey highlights pivotal role for gas networks
A survey carried out by Accent on behalf of the Energy Networks Association (ENA) shows that senior government and business leaders back a pivotal role for gas networks in the future.
ENA launches Winter Resilience Committee
The Energy Networks Association has announced the launch of its Winter Resilience Committee which has been setup to protect six million vulnerable people across the UK.
Jones announced as new chairman of ENA
Phil Jones OBE, chief executive of Northern Powergrid, has been appointed as the new chairman of the Energy Networks Association (ENA).
Keeping networks safe
David Spillett, head of health safety & environment at the Energy Networks Association (ENA), discusses the three key disciplines that are keeping networks safe.
ENA launches best-practice guides for flexibility services
The Energy Networks Association (ENA) has launched five best-practice guides designed to help distributed energy generators and local energy players with business planning and investment decisions.
Bringing innovation to life: a whole-system approach
David Smith, chief executive of the Energy Networks Association (ENA), discusses the importance of a whole system energy approach and looks ahead to this year's Low Carbon Networks & Innovation Conference (LCNI) in Telford.
Managing your assets
Randolph Brazier, head of innovation at the Energy Networks Association (ENA), discusses using a whole system approach to asset management.
SMEs given chance to win £10,000 at LCNI
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will be given the chance to win £10,000 by pitching their project ideas to a panel of senior managers from the gas and electricity networks at this year's Low Carbon Networks Innovation (LCNI) conference.
LCNI Conference details announced
The eighth annual Low Carbon Network Innovation (LCNI) Conference will take place from 16-17 October in Telford.
Consultation launched on ‘Future Worlds’ for smart grid
The Energy Networks Association (ENA) is seeking views on five 'Future Worlds' which represent a major change from the way electricity networks operate today.