National Grid ESO welcomes BEIS and Ofgem’s consultation on the future of system operation

As Britain’s electricity system operator, we’re at the heart of our country’s energy transition, operating one of the safest, most reliable and fastest decarbonising networks in the world.

We’re driven by a shared goal to help Britain reach net zero by 2050, and that remains our long-term priority as we work towards being able to operate this country’s electricity system with zero carbon by 2025.

We welcome the ambition set out in the government’s consultation on energy system operation, and we look forward to exploring how the future roles and functions needed to deliver net zero are best organised and delivered to help accelerate Britain’s journey to a sustainable energy system.

We’ll continue to work closely with BEIS, Ofgem and industry to provide our expertise on decarbonising the country’s energy networks, while making sure consumers’ best interests are foremost in that transition.