As part of the RIIO price controls we introduced the Gas Network Innovation Competition (NIC).
The Gas NIC is an annual opportunity for Gas network companies to compete for funding for the development and demonstration of new technologies, operating and commercial arrangements. Funding will be provided for the best innovation projects which help all network operators understand what they need to do to provide environmental benefits, reduce costs, and maintain security of supply as Great Britain (GB) moves to a low carbon economy. Up to £20 million per annum is available through the Gas NIC.
Through the 2019 process, we awarded one gas NIC project: . NGN's H21 Phase 2.You can read more about the project in the 2019 Funding Decisions, available below.
The 2020 Competition
This year’s Initial Screening Process deadline will be 5pm on Monday 6 April.