Net zero at risk if energy system is not future-proofed

Enertechnos has launched a new policy paper, revealing how large-scale energy wastage – to the tune of £1.5 billion a year – is undermining the UK’s net-zero commitments. The paper calls for a collaborative effort from Ofgem and industry to enable investment in technologies to future-proof the energy network.

The UK power grid loses around 8% of all electricity as it is transmitted throughout the network, accounting for 1.5% of UK carbon emissions and costing over £1.5 billion annually. This lost energy could power almost seven million homes each year.

With key sectors such as transport and heat moving towards electrification, the UK electricity network is facing a crunch point in capacity. To deliver the scale of power needed, networks must be as efficient as possible and ready to invest ahead of demand. Download the report here