Publication - Independent report

Energy networks vision summit

In Feb 2020, the Scottish Government hosted the Energy Networks Vision Summit aimed to help shape the future of Scotland’s electricity and gas networks, giving stakeholders the opportunity to discuss the issues addressed in the report ‘Scotland's electricity and and gas networks: 'Vision to 2030'.

Energy networks vision summit
Recommendations

Recommendations

1. The Scottish Government should develop, in more detail, a whole system approach for energy which indicates clearly to the UK Government and Ofgem the role that energy networks need to play in the wider energy system in order to realise Scottish decarbonisation and economic ambitions.

2. The Scottish Government should work with the network companies and Ofgem to develop a shared understanding of the role of energy networks in delivering low carbon transport, low carbon heat and supporting industrial decarbonisation.

3. The Scottish Government should work with Ofgem and the network companies to improve the recognition and integration of local energy planning into decisions and policy affecting network development.

4. The Scottish Government, Ofgem and network companies should collaborate to ensure that fairness, a just transition, and the growth of a green economy are central to decisions made about the development of energy networks, given these networks' importance in helping Scotland's people to engage in and benefit from the transition to net zero.


Contact

Email: stephen.mckellar@gov.scot