Citizens Advice welcomes Ofgem proposal for new independent body to run Britain's energy system
Citizens Advice, the official consumer watchdog for energy, has welcomed the energy regulator Ofgem’s proposal for an independent body which will fully separate the running of Britain’s energy system from the National Grid, and lead the way towards net zero.
Alistair Cromwell, Acting Chief Executive of Citizens Advice, said:
“The introduction of a separate body to run the electricity and gas systems should give consumers more confidence that the advice given, and decisions taken, will be in their interests.
“This should lead to lower bills and an efficient transition to net zero. But the new Independent System Operator - as advocated by Ofgem - needs to have the right structure, responsibilities and capabilities to enable it to make the best decisions for all of us.”
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