Regulating energy networks

Ofgem regulates the monopoly companies that run the gas and electricity transmission and distribution networks in Great Britain through price controls. ‘RIIO’ is the name for our network price controls. It stands for Revenue=Incentives+Innovation+Outputs.

Here you can view our latest network press releases, statements and blogs. For Coronavirus industry updates, please see our Coronavirus (COVID-19) section. For all other energy news, please see our news and press releases hub and investor relations section.

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Publications and updates

  • Published: 30th Jul 2020
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Ofgem to ‘turn your street green’, with proposals to transform Britain’s local electricity networks for a cleaner, fairer energy system.

  • Published: 23rd Jul 2020
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Why we think energy networks can go further for consumers, on lower returns, while delivering on the UK’s green ambitions.

  • Published: 9th Jul 2020
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Ofgem has unveiled proposals for a five-year investment programme to transform Britain's energy networks to deliver emissions-free green energy for GB along with world-class service and reliability.

  • Published: 22nd May 2020
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Energy regulator Ofgem has confirmed its decision to cut the proposed cost of the Hinkley-Seabank project by £60m, saving consumers money on their bills.

  • Published: 2nd Mar 2020
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Jane Dennett-Thorpe, our head of decarbonisation and research, outlines how heating our homes will change in light of the 2050 net zero target.

  • Published: 28th Feb 2020
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Protecting consumers means preparing for the future as well as keeping bills down.

  • Published: 7th Feb 2020
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Ofgem publishes network company annual reports for 2018-19.

  • Published: 3rd Feb 2020
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On his first day in office, Ofgem’s new chief executive Jonathan Brearley has launched Ofgem’s Decarbonisation Action Plan.

  • Published: 30th Jan 2020
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Ofgem’s statement of response to the National Audit Office report on electricity networks.

  • Published: 24th Jan 2020
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Independent challenge group delivers its report on network companies’ final business plans

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