As part of our enduring commitment to innovation, Gas Transmission continues to nurture a culture of innovation that will drive improvement in our business processes and technology application to deliver value to our customers.
The Innovation Stimulus provides funding that enables us to further promote efficiencies and safeguard our local and global environment while maintaining reliability and improving safety practices across National Grid.
The Network Innovation Allowance (NIA) as set out under the new RIIO-T1 price control expands the scope our portfolio to incorporate commercial, operation and process led innovation to complement the preceding focus on asset management.
For more information about NIA projects, please visit the ENA Smarter Network 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).
National Grid Gas Transmission has been awarded NIC funding for two flagship innovative projects, and is currently gathering ideas for the 2016 NIC bid submission.
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 about our innovation portfolio, or would like to submit an innovative idea, please contact us.
The Innovation Funding Incentive (IFI) relates to the previous price control period which provided Gas Transmission with an annual innovation incentive for projects that encouraged technical innovation.