Electricity Network Innovation Allowance

As part of the RIIO price controls we have introduced the Network Innovation Allowance (NIA). The NIA is a set allowance each RIIO network licensee receives as part of their price control allowance.

The NIA provides limited funding to RIIO network licensees to use for two purposes:

  • 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; and/or
  • To fund the preparation of submissions to the Network Innovation Competition (NIC) which meet the criteria set out in the NIC Governance Document.

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

Publications and updates

  • Published: 11th Feb 2013
  • Other
  • 1 Associated documents
This document contains all the regulation, governance and administration of the electricity NIA.

  • Published: 10th Jan 2013
  • Consultations and responses
  • 28 Associated documents
This letter summarises the responses we received to our October consultation on the Network Innovation Competition and Network Innovation Allowance governance documents.

  • Published: 10th Oct 2012
  • Closed: 21st Nov 2012
  • Consultations and responses
  • 9 Associated documents
We have developed draft versions of the NIC and NIA governance documents which we are informally consulting on.

  • Published: 13th Aug 2012
  • Decisions
  • 2 Associated documents
This letter contains our decision on funding the cost of preparing submissions for the Network Innovation Competition, as well as on the detailed governance of the Network Innovation Allowance.

  • Published: 29th May 2012
  • Closed: 27th Jun 2012
  • Consultations and responses
  • 12 Associated documents
This letter consults further on funding the cost of preparing submissions for the Network Innovation Competition.