ENA announces second Electricity Innovation Forum event

The Energy Networks Association will host its second Electricity Innovation Forum, a joint event between Great Britain's electricity networks.

ENA announces second Electricity Innovation Forum event

Taking place on Thursday 28 June, under the theme of New Technologies and Commercial Evolution, the forum is aimed at sharing the latest knowledge and findings from the networks leading energy innovation projects. The theme is taken from the recently published Electricity Network Innovation Strategy, which covers five themes based on industry trends and challenges.

Attendees will hear from speakers from across the electricity networks presenting a range of exciting projects that are helping to deliver the future smart grid, including:

  • Frequency Response Auction Trial – National Grid System Operator
  • Low Energy Automated Networks (LEAN) – Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks
  • Kent Active Management System (KASM) – UK Power Networks
  • Carbon Tracing – Western Power Distribution
  • Activating Community Engagement (ACE) – Northern Powergrid

The Forum is aimed at stakeholders who would like to understand how the learning from innovation projects is being utilised and get involved in future innovation activities which they can do through the relaunched ENA Network Innovation Collaboration Portal.

David Smith (pictured), CEO of Energy Networks Association, commented: “The second edition of the Electricity Innovation Forum is an excellent way for energy innovators to gain insight into how network innovation strategy informs innovation funding direction and better understand the benefits that network innovation provides for energy consumers. The projects provide benefits across the whole of the British energy industry which continues to be the most innovative in the world.”

Attendees will also be able to find out how to become more involved in energy network innovation and where partnering opportunities might arise, and have the opportunity to ask questions and network with electricity network innovation teams.

The innovation projects to be discussed at this and future forums are mainly funded via the Ofgem Network Innovation Allowance (NIA) which funds projects directly related to the licensees network that have the potential to deliver financial benefits to energy consumers while meeting UK decarbonisation targets.

You can register for the event here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/electricity-innovation-forum-tickets-46072037705


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