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Project Proposal to Energy Networks

Keeping your ideas flowing

Here, third party innovators can propose or pitch new and innovative ideas for Energy Networks to consider

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Energy Data Request Tool

The Energy Data Request Tool can be used by anyone to request any type of network data. The tool will help gather insight into the volume of requests, their origin, the granularity of data requested and how the data will be used. In creating a single point for data requests and standardising networks’ approach to servicing these requests, we will ensure data from across the networks is “Discoverable, Searchable, Understandable”. Click on the link below to access the request tool.

Energy Data Request Tool

Energy Networks Innovation Process (ENIP)

ENIP is our guide to network innovation. This comprehensive document contains the full details of the end-to-end industry led process for reporting, collaboration, and dissemination of Ofgem funded NIA projects in Great Britain.

Alongside guidance for third parties who wish to participate in projects, ENIP includes our Innovation Measurement Framework (IMF). The IMF has been developed to enable the networks to consistently report on range of innovation outcomes, including collaboration and partnerships, the speed at which successful innovation is transitioned into BAU and the benefits innovation has delivered for network customers.

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Network Innovation Funding Mechanism

There are two funding mechanism available for development and demonstrations of new technologies and new operating and commercial arrangements. These are NIC & SIF. Up to £40 million funding is available for Electricity Distribution NIC, and £450 million between 2021 to 2026 for SIF. Click below for more information.

On 18 October 2021, WPD launches Innovation 2021 Call for Ideas. Click below for more information.

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