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

  • Published: 17th Dec 2019
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Ofgem confirms tougher framework for a smarter, flexible, low carbon electricity distribution price control

  • Published: 29th Nov 2019
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Ofgem has published the results of the 2019 Annual Iteration Process which updates base revenues for energy network price controls.

  • Published: 18th Oct 2019
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Ofgem allows funding for electricity distribution network companies to invest in site security, street works and rail electrification.

  • Published: 15th Oct 2019
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Consumers will save money under Ofgem plans to reduce National Grid’s funding request to connect the new Hinkley Point C nuclear reactor to the grid by £80 million.

  • Published: 3rd Oct 2019
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UK is a global leader in cutting greenhouse emissions but progress slows last year.

  • Published: 2nd Oct 2019
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Ofgem has today appointed Jonathan Brearley, its current executive director for systems and networks, as chief executive.

  • Published: 6th Aug 2019
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Ofgem has published an open letter seeking views on its proposed approach for regulating the electricity distribution networks in the next price control (“RIIO-ED2”) to protect consumers today and in the future.

  • Published: 2nd Aug 2019
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Ofgem is consulting on requests by several energy network companies for adjustments in funding under the RIIO-ED1 price control, which runs from 2015-2023.

  • Published: 11th Jul 2019
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Ofgem has set out its key objectives and priorities to help carry out its principal duty to “protect the interests of existing and future consumers” in a rapidly changing energy sector.

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