Electricity Networks Strategy Group

The Electricity Networks Strategy Group (ENSG) was a high level forum which brought together key stakeholders in electricity networks that work together to support government in meeting the long-term energy challenges of tackling climate change and ensuring secure, clean and affordable energy.

ENSG was replaced by the Smart Systems Forum in 2017.

Role of the group

The ENSG was jointly chaired by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem). Its broad aim was to identify, and co-ordinate work to help address key strategic issues that affect the electricity networks in the transition to a low-carbon future.

Work undertaken by the ENSG included, for example, publishing an ENSG 2020 Vision report in 2009, which was updated in 2012. The reports presented the Transmission Owner views, with ENSG input, on potential transmission network reinforcements to accommodate the new generation needed to meet the government’s 2020 renewable energy.

You can find more information on the work of the group on the National Archives website.

Transmission Owner major projects: status update

To inform ENSG members and other stakeholders of progress on transmission projects identified in the ENSG 2020 Vision report, the Transmission Owners provided a quarterly major projects status update:


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