Gas Distribution aims to embed a culture of innovation in everything we do, and aims to continuously improve our business, through both technical and commercial innovation.
This will help us to develop our knowledge in order to provide a safe, efficient and reliable network, which delivers value to our customers and safeguards our environment. The Innovation Stimulus Package provides funding required to address the industry challenges that we face during RIIO-GD1.
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)
National Grid Gas Distribution have secured NIC funding for a flagship innovative project in 2013/14.
The Gas Distribution Innovation Strategy outlines our key innovation themes and challenges which we seek to address.
Under the Network Innovation Allowance we are required to produce an Annual Summary to summarise the progress of our projects and highlight areas of significant learning.
National Grid is working in partnership with 100%Open to conduct a global technology search to discover potential new technologies that can help with the challenges we face as a business.
The Innovation Funding Incentive (IFI) relates to the previous price control period which provided Gas Distribution with an annual innovation incentive for projects that encouraged technical innovation.
National Grid works in partnership with the EIC to bring forward new innovations and technologies from Small Medium Enterprises from around the world that could potentially be applied to the gas network.
National Grid is focused on innovation to help reduce the impact of street works on our customers. To find out how our innovation projects are helping to achieve this, please watch our new video.
If you would like to find out more, or would like to find out how to submit an innovative idea, then please contact us.