National Grid could be replaced in move towards Net-Zero
In line with new government plans to accelerate the low-carbon transition, National Grid could be replaced by a new, independent system operator for electricity and gas.
This week, Ofgem and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) launched a consultation on the management of energy systems operations in England, Scotland and Wales.
According to Edie news, they are proposing that the National Grid, which has balanced supply and demand to ensure electricity access for more than 30 years, is replaced with an independent “future system operator” (FSO).
Ofgem’s chief executive Jonathan Brearley said: “A smart and flexible energy system is essential to hitting the UK’s net-zero climate goal while keeping energy bills affordable for everyone. This plan is an important step in transforming not just how we generate energy but also how we all use and pay for it.”