Responding to Nick Winser’s findings and recommendations in the Electricity Networks Commissioner Report, Energy UK Deputy Director Adam Berman said:
‘Cutting the time to plan and build network infrastructure is arguably the most pressing challenge facing the energy transition. Hitting our ambitious targets for the expansion of clean domestic energy that will cut bills and emissions while strengthening our energy security depends on being able to connect projects to the network much quicker than is currently the case for many of them.
“So we welcome Nick Winser’s recommendations, particularly the focus on strategic network planning as well as supply chain development and skills, and encourage the Government to respond to these recommendations with urgency and ambition.
“Alongside the joint Ofgem and DESNZ Connections Action Plan anticipated later this year, the Government’s response to this report must represent a transformative change to the way we develop net zero infrastructure.”