Future electricity networks
Fourpage POSTnote, February 2011Ongoing reforms of regulation and the electricity market aim to transform the electricity system and its operation. This will require many billions of pounds of investment in the UK’s electricity networks to: (1) renew aging network; (2) make networks ‘smarter’, particularly at the regional level; (3) build and reinforce network both on land and offshore. This note examines the possibilities and challenges for network development in the UK.
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Future electricity networks
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Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology of the UK Parliament (POST)
United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland