Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, today delivered the Autumn Statement 2022.
David Smith, Chief Executive of Energy Networks Association (ENA), which represents the UK’s energy network operators, responded to the Autumn statement:
“We welcome the Chancellor’s focus on energy efficiency. He was right to combine short term measures to help the public find reliable, practical advice on avoiding wasting energy with longer term investment into delivering better insulation and upgrading boilers. The cheapest form of energy is that which you can avoid using, and these measures could help save consumers billions.
“To make these energy efficiency measures a reality we ask the Government to engage with our members so we can work together to create the most effective approach for customers.
“The Government’s focus on the growth priorities of energy, infrastructure and innovation will help to stabilise the UK economy in the long term. With Net Zero and economic growth working hand-in-hand these goals now need to be reflected in policy measures and regulatory reform.”
About Energy Networks Association
Energy Networks Association (ENA) is the industry body representing the electricity wires, gas pipes and energy system in the UK and Ireland.
ENA helps its members meet the challenge of delivering electricity and gas to communities across the UK and Ireland safely, sustainably and reliably.
Its members include every major electricity and gas network operator in the UK and Ireland, independent operators, National Grid ESO which operates the electricity system in Great Britain and National Grid Gas which operates the gas system in Great Britain. Its affiliate membership also includes companies with an interest in energy, including Heathrow Airport and Network Rail.
What are energy network operators?
Energy network operators manage and maintain the wires, pipes and other infrastructure which delivers electricity and gas to your home, business and community. They are private companies which are regulated by Ofgem and employ around 40,000 people in Great Britain.