Electric grid constraints undermining UK industry Net Zero efforts

Posted on 20 Nov 2023 by The Manufacturer

Progress towards industrial decarbonisation in the UK is being undermined by access to adequate electricity grid infrastructure, the Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre (IDRIC) has learned as part of an ongoing survey.

Initial evidence collected from 26 companies located across the largest UK industrial clusters, as well as from dispersed industrial sites, has highlighted delays in obtaining new or upgraded electricity grid connections as one of the major barriers to decarbonisation. To put this into context, while not all companies face delays, many companies reported they had to…

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