Smart grid needs big change in our distribution network

The passive, one-way delivery of gas and electricity from supplier to consumer is becoming outmoded as our energy-generation systems evolve towards a lower-carbon model

David Smith, CEO, Energy Networks AssociationNetworks are forecast to invest £45bn over the next six years to lay the foundations for a smarter energy future. But a truly smart energy system requires a whole-system approach that recognises the vital role of the gas networks, alongside the electricity networks, and considers the interdependencies between power, heat and transport in our low-carbon future.

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