How green are the RIIO-ED2 Business Plans?

All the electricity distribution networks have now published drafts of their RIIO2 Business Plans (with the exception of UK Power Networks who have produced a 20-page summary).

It is clear that the net zero agenda has had a major influence on these plans although there are areas in which the companies need to up their game before they submit their final plans to Ofgem in December 2021.  This Viewpoint draws out some common themes and includes proposals for where Ofgem should look to strengthen or update the Guidance it gives to companies on environmental issues. It is based on a Sustainability First  working paper which looks in more detail at the individual plans and how they compare on the “green” agenda.