In some media today our Network Operations Director Chris Train has been quoted as describing the amount of energy used by families in Britain as “a luxury”.
Neither National Grid nor Chris Train see energy as a luxury and we’re sorry if that word caused anyone to misunderstand what he was trying to say. We work hard every day to balance the energy networks and ensure homes and businesses have an uninterrupted supply.
The media have focussed on one word but Chris wasn’t suggesting it was a luxury. We all want constant, secure uninterrupted supply. But in order to get that we have to ensure that there’s continued investment in the energy sector. One is put at risk without the other and that is the point he was trying to make.