Open Networks project: letter from BEIS and Ofgem to the Energy Networks Association (ENA)



This letter sets out the views of government and Ofgem on the progress on the ENA’s work to deliver a smarter and more flexible energy system through the Open Networks project. Its aim is to support the delivery of DSO Transition through the scoping of a range of ‘Future Worlds’ which are alternative decarbonised scenarios. It covers:


- actions following the Future Worlds work for the ENA, their members, government and Ofgem


- actions for the ENA and their members to drive competition and address conflicts of interest


- actions for the ENA and their members to improve whole system network co-ordination and ensure that data is shared appropriately


These actions build on the previous guidance set out in government and Ofgem’s joint Smart Systems & Flexibility Plan and subsequent Progress Update.


The ENA response to the government letter has also been published here.


Initial prioritisation will focus on investment required in all Future Worlds.


https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/open-networks-project-letter-from-beis-and-ofgem-to-the-energy-networks-association-ena

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