Wednesday, April 06, 2022

Securing Britain's energy supplies

The government has today announced a new public body to oversee the UK’s energy network – supporting new technology and making our energy supply more secure.

  • Russia’s appalling aggression in Ukraine amid escalating global gas prices has shown the vital importance of strategic change to the UK energy system - we must boost our energy resilience, reduce our dependence on expensive imports and slash emissions. 
  • To address these and other concerns about energy security the government will create a new public body – the Future System Operator – which will work with energy suppliers and networks to balance the UK’s electricity systems, ensure the continued resilience and security of energy supply, and provide strategic oversight of the UK gas system.
  • This measure will help to ensure that our energy remains affordable, reliable, and clean for households and businesses across the UK.

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