He said “We need to demonstrate that energy companies can be trusted to deliver our energy future, that we are committed to a new and better way of doing business.
After-all our very categorisation as a ‘utility’ puts us centre stage in securing the economic recovery and transition to a low carbon economy.
For the word utility echoes the French word utile meaning that it is something that is not just a function, it is a socially useful function.
Our challenge as an energy company then is to make clear the service we provide to you, to the public, as a socially useful company.”
You can read the speech here.