One of the biggest challenges for getting the UK to net zero is building enough grid infrastructure. This is also essential to improve energy security and bring down bills for households. Grid is repeatedly cited as one of the biggest blockers to fast decarbonisation. So what are the obstacles?
Regen’s new report ‘Building a GB electricity network ready for net zero‘ explores the scale of the challenge, the initiatives underway and key priorities. In this episode, Flossie Boyd speaks with the report’s lead author Frank Hodgson, senior energy analyst at Regen. They discuss the report’s core findings, the government’s recent decision to give Ofgem a net zero remit and why improvements to the grid must happen now.