UK calls for views on future grid resilience


The UK’s National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has extended an invitation for views and insights regarding the resilience of the nation’s current and future electricity infrastructure.

The consultation forms part of a study commissioned by the UK treasury. The study will scrutinise the actions that government should take in order to ensure ongoing grid resilience in the face of future disruptions and changes, such as new technologies and the increased risks of flooding as a result of climate change.

The NIC has also issued a call for evidence to help improve energy and water regulation in these two industries.

The consultation will close on April 1st, and thereafter submissions will be reviewed and inform the commission on the development of a new framework to consider grid resilience.

NIC Chair Sir John Armitt said: “Whether it’s how we get to work, how we heat and light our homes or how we keep in touch with friends and family, our infrastructure services have become increasingly sophisticated and increasingly interdependent.

“We want to hear from those across the public and private sectors and researchers about the priorities and the questions that the framework we’re developing should seek to address and the barriers to developing resilient infrastructure that our study should seek to overcome.”