Our committees and working groups give our members a voice and provide a forum for our members to discuss and debate relevant energy topics, working together to find solutions for industry-wide issues.
Four main committees report to the Energy UK Board. These committees are made of experts within their field and work to form a position on behalf of the energy industry using a range of expertise and viewpoints. Each committee has sub-committees and working groups which help develop policy in specific areas and, in their own right, engage actively with government, policy-makers and stakeholders. Full members can sit on any relevant committee while associate members may be invited to provide particular expertise and insight.
Representation on committees is open to all Energy UK members – learn more here
The Customers committee focuses on energy issues that matter directly to people and businesses. This includes:
- Developing the policy framework that will ensure suppliers can provide the best service to the market.
- Enhancing customer-business relationships and value for domestic and non-domestic consumers while promoting innovation and initiatives in the retail supply space.
- Energy UK’s work covers all aspects of electricity and gas supply.
Subcommittees focus on vulnerable customers, retail regulation, fraud and financial crime.
We also run working groups on special projects, such as the future of the retail market.
The Investment Committee works to ensure that the UK maintains the economic incentives necessary to build and operate a low carbon power system. This includes:
- Putting in place investment frameworks for technologies such as renewables, hydrogen, and CCUS, that are needed to reach Net Zero.
- Ensuring the current and future functioning of the GB wholesale and gas markets
- Reducing barriers to the deployment of new low carbon generation through planning and community engagement.
- Advocating for environmental and climate policies that are needed to decarbonise the sector, such as carbon pricing.
Working to enhance cooperation between the UK and European partners on energy security and Net Zero.
- Maintaining security of supply during the transition to a decarbonised power system.
Subcommittees focus on wholesale market reform, low-carbon investment frameworks, taxation, planning and environmental issues, UK-EU energy and climate relations, security of supply, and gas transitions.
Energy Systems Committee
The Energy Systems Committee works in a range of areas surrounding the delivery of a smart flexible decarbonised energy system fit for 2050. This includes:
- Shaping the policy and regulatory agenda for the decarbonisation of heat and transport, and the uptake of smart demand-side response technologies.
- Driving modernisation and reform of the institutions and governance frameworks across the system, including energy codes and system operation.
- Promoting and enabling the uptake of new and existing technologies (software and hardware) across the system to deliver low carbon flexibility.
- Ensuring decisions surrounding the ability to deliver Net Zero are progressed across system requirements, routes to market, and establishing robust skills and supply chains.
Subcommittees focus on low carbon technologies at the demand side, networks and connections, security of supply and balancing, and Institutional Governance.
Strategic Advisory Forum
The Strategic Advisory Forum (SAF) acts as a forum to help bring together expertise across strategy, communications, advocacy and policy to support Energy UK’s approach to the key issues across the energy sector.
By acting as an advisory body for Senior Management and Strategic Communications team as well as the main committees at Energy UK, the SAF helps to inform debates, policies and legislation on strategic priority issues for the electricity and gas industry with a view to enhance Energy UK’s medium- and long-term strategic work.