network innovation competition
Ideas sought for £90m annual innovation competition
Up to £90 million of funding will be up for grabs in the upcoming Network Innovation Competition, with the Energy Networks Association (ENA) issuing a call for ideas.
NGN and partners provide HyDeploy update
Northern Gas Networks (NGN) joined fellow gas distributer Cadent, the Health & Safety Executive and a consortium of hydrogen industry experts to deliver an update on blended hydrogen project HyDeploy.
SGS enters innovation partnership with SP Energy Networks
Smarter Grid Solutions (SGS) is helping to accelerate the roll out of electric vehicles after entering an innovation project partnership with SP Energy Networks.
Networks respond to NIC Call for Ideas
Britain's energy network companies have announced the next steps of the gas and electricity Network Innovation Competition (NIC) Call for Ideas.
Electricity innovation showcase highlights savings of £149m
UK Power Networks demonstrated an approach that has saved customers £149 million through innovative technology and solutions, at an industry event earlier this week.
Industry partners awarded £10m for ‘Black Start’ project
An £11.7 million project between SP Energy Networks, National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO), and TNEI, will explore how distributed generation can be put to use to get the grid up and running should a 'Black Start' event occur.
£15m funding could see hydrogen trialled on gas network
Plans to use hydrogen to help heat UK homes took a big step forward earlier this week with a £14.9 million funding boost.
Winners of Ofgem’s 2018 network innovation competitions announced
Ofgem has announced the winners of its 2018 network innovation competitions with four projects set to share funding of £46.8 million.
£90m energy innovation competition launched
Network companies have called on partners to help them compete for a share of £90 million of funding which is available through Ofgem's Network Innovation Competition (NIC).
Robotics in action
SGN is the company behind a Robotic Roadwork and Excavation System (RRES) which was awarded £6.3 million of funding from Ofgem's Network Innovation Competition (NIC) in November last year. Alec Peachey caught up with Ollie Machan, innovation and new technology project manager, to find out more.
Trial to explore blending of hydrogen into gas network
A trial which will explore the potential blending of hydrogen into the gas network will get underway at Keele University next year.
Transforming the network
Network continues its look at projects awarded funding from Ofgem's Network Innovation Competition (NIC) and the Network Innovation Allowance (NIA). Alec Peachey speaks to Colin Taylor, director of processes and technology at SP Energy Networks, about their recent awards.
Companies invited to take advantage of OpenLV electricity data
Businesses are being invited to submit ideas for how they could use data from local electricity networks to help with one of their own projects.
NIC winners announced
The winners of Ofgem's annual Network Innovation Competition (NIC) have been announced.
New software platform gives open access to local grid data
A new software platform giving open access to data from local electricity substations has been launched by Western Power Distribution (WPD) and EA Technology.
Energy networks unveil plans for joint innovation strategies
The UK's energy networks have unveiled plans to develop their first ever joint innovation strategies - one each for gas and electricity.
Given the green light: electricity
Four network innovation competition submissions made the cut in the latest round of innovation funding, but two more missed out. Network runs through the winners and losers of the Electricity NIC.