Network Innovation Allowance (NIA)

We introduced the Network Innovation Allowance (NIA) as part of the RIIO-1 price controls.

The NIA is a set amount that each RIIO network licensee receives as part of their price control allowance.

The RIIO-1 NIA provides limited funding to RIIO network licensees to fund smaller technical, commercial, or operational projects directly related to the licensees network that have the potential to deliver financial benefits to the licensee and its customers.

All RIIO-1 NIA projects must comply with requirements set out in the RIIO-1 NIA Governance Document, which can be found in the publication list below.

Licensees are required to publish their Project Registration Information and regular updates on all projects on the Energy Networks Association portal: Smarter Networks Portal.

You can see all publications relating to the NIA under RIIO-1 in the list below.

Publications and updates