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"Reading Labour’s criticisms of National Grid and their proposals for state ownership resonated with me personally, both because I know the unfairness of their criticisms of us but also because I can see what is wrong with their proposals," says John Pettigrew, chief executive of National Grid.
The transmission and distribution systems could be broken down into "multiple" structures under Labour proposals for renationalising the energy network that could also see investors not paid the market rate for their assets.