Our innovation strategy continues to be built upon three core pillars.
Building upon the experience and lessons learnt from the IFI scheme, feedback from our stakeholders and from other third-party organisations, we will leverage our three pillar approach to maximise the benefits to the end consumer. In order to optimise this strategy and fully utilise the available funding under the innovation incentives for the benefit of our stakeholders, we will be expanding the role of the current R&D Strategy team.
In recognition of the fact that innovation is broader than just technological R&D, the newly-christened Innovation team will encourage, coordinate and govern the wider innovation process.
For more information about current live NIA projects, please visit the ENA Smarter Networks Portal.
All NIA project registration information for National Grid, and other network licensees, is registered on the Smarter Networks Portal hosted by the Energy Networks Association (ENA)
Electricity Transmission won NIC funding in 2014 for the Enhanced Frequency Control Capability project. This year an ISP bid was submitted to gain Ofgem funding for a new flagship innovative project.
Energy Networks publish an annual summary of NIA activity. This yearly activity summaries project progress made to date, significant new learning, and links the NIA portfolio to the wider company strategy.
If you would like to find out more, or would like to find out how to submit an innovative idea, then please contact us.
The Innovation Funding Incentive (IFI) relates to the previous price control period which provided Electricity Transmission with an annual innovation incentive for projects that encouraged technical innovation.