The electricity network the wires that bring increasingly low carbon power to homes and businesses is fundamental to net zero and reducing dependence on fossil fuels. The network needs to be transformed at an unprecedented scale and pace to accommodate decarbonisation and demand growth.
This strategic framework, drafted jointly with Ofgem, sets out a shared vision for:
- the transformation of the electricity network
- the direction of travel for future policy and regulation
It details actions government and Ofgem are taking to achieve this vision, including building on the measures in the British Energy Security Strategy to accelerate the deployment of network infrastructure.