ICE response to electricity market reform

EMR has huge implications for everyone in the UK and for the civil engineering profession in particular. Whatever the outcome it will be the responsibility of many of our members to implement the investments and projects brought forward under any reformed electricity market.

The electricity market is a crowded place
The electricity market is a crowded place

The Government’s role, through EMR and other energy-relevant reforms, is to clarify and reduce risk so that financial investment can be attracted, and a massive programme of construction can proceed promptly and efficiently.

There's a role for Government policy in enabling practical and efficient construction to take place, and investment decision to be made. This includes measures on:

  • The supply chain
  • Skills and training
  • Construction industry capacity
  • Phasing and timing

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