Future proof: an electricity network for the 21st century
The UK’s current electricity network is unfit for the 21st century. If the electricity networks aren’t modernised as a matter of urgency, the UK will be unable to meet its carbon reduction targets.
This report highlights the changes we need to make to our networks if we are to successfully decarbonise our energy system and introduce low carbon technologies such as electric vehicles and small scale renewable generators.
Electricity transmission and distribution networks are a critical part of our energy infrastructure. Without technological and operational changes within these networks and the greater involvement of end users we cannot meet our carbon reduction targets and combat climate change. The report calls for a proactive approach, arguing that we must prepare for future challenges while we still have time.
- Rachel Cary
- Publication Date:
- 24 March, 2010
- Low Carbon Energy