The Energy Networks Association (ENA), the representative body which supports the UK’s gas and electricity networks, has released a statement re-assuring consumers in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the association, there are well-practiced contingency plans in place to ensure network operators continue to deliver services to the communities they serve across the UK. They also state that their engineers have been cross-skilled across multiple disciplines and back-up centres have been put in place should operations need to be shifted if, for example, a site needed to be deep cleaned.
Meanwhile, the executive director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), Fatih Birol, stated:
“Governments must not allow COVID-19 to derail climate change efforts. As Government’s look to enact wide-ranging fiscal stimulus packages, political leaders have a historic opportunity to ensure that these measures are used to accelerate the shift away from fossil fuels.”