Leading the North West to zero carbon
As the region’s network operator, it’s our responsibility to lead the way in this transformation. Through investment and innovation in energy infrastructure, we will help the North West to decarbonise and pave the way for the growth of renewable energy.
Our plan, Leading the North West to zero carbon, sets out how we are investing £63.5 million between 2019-2023, to drive down our own carbon emissions and help businesses, our customers and our colleagues to do the same:
- We have committed to a carbon budget to meet zero carbon by 2038 for our own carbon emissions which will see 10% year on year decrease in emissions
- We have become the first carbon literate distribution network operator in Great Britain
- We are developing a new losses strategy which will set out how carbon emissions from network losses can be reduced as far as practicably possible by 2038
- We are developing a new programme of initiatives to support carbon reduction activity in our communities
- We are enabling our customers to connect low carbon technologies to our network and ensuring we are facilitating the transition to a low carbon economy.
You can find out more information below on the actions we are taking to respond to the climate change challenge including our 'Leading the North West to zero carbon' video.
Further information and useful links
Ofgem’s decarbonisation plan
In February 2020, our industry regulator, Ofgem, issued its decarbonisation plan which sets out how it will help the UK reach its target of cutting carbon emissions to net zero by 2050.
Greater Manchester carbon neutral by 2038
Greater Manchester has made a commitment to become carbon neutral by 2038, 12 years earlier than the UK Government’s target.
Launched at the Green Summit in March 2019, Greater Manchester's five-year environment plan sets out the region’s long-term environmental vision and the urgent actions we all need to take in the next five years to help achieve this.
Take a look at some of the steps we are taking to reduce our carbon footprint and how we are encouraging our colleagues to do the same.
Find out about our carbon literacy accreditation which recognises our increased commitment to acting on climate change.
Powering the North West's future
As the way we use electricity changes, we expect distribution network operators like Electricity North West to evolve into 'distribution system operators'.
Find out about our approach to electrical losses - the difference between the energy entering the network and the energy received by customers.
Energy saving advice
Find out how you can save money off your energy bills by following our top energy saving tips.
Find out what we're doing as a business to achieve net zero carbon by 2038.