# Energy Efficiency Directive: An assessment of the energy efficiency potential of Great Britain’s gas and electricity infrastructure

Publication date
16th June 2015
Information types
Policy areas

This report presents our assessment of the energy efficiency potential of the gas and electricity infrastructure in Great Britain. This is required under the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED), and will be delivered to the Secretary of State by the 30 June 2015.

A key way to improve the energy efficiency of network infrastructure is to reduce wasted energy. In the gas sector, this waste is known as shrinkage and in the electricity sector as losses. As reducing losses and shrinkage is recognised as the best way to improve energy efficiency of networks, this assessment focuses on the potential for shrinkage and loss reduction.