Electricity Network Innovation Competition

As part of the RIIO price controls we introduced the Electricity Network Innovation Competition (NIC).

The Electricity NIC is an annual opportunity for electricity 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, cost reductions and security of supply as Great Britain (GB) moves to a low carbon economy. Up to £70m per annum is available through the Electricity NIC.

The 2018 Competition

The submission deadline for this year’s Initial Screening Process will be 29 March 2018. Submissions should be sent to networks.innovation@ofgem.gov.uk

Before making submissions, licensees should review the NIC Governance Document.

Publications and updates

  • Published: 30th Jan 2018
  • Other
  • 1 Associated documents
Initial Screening Process pro forma for Electricity and Gas Network Innovation Competition

  • Published: 30th Nov 2017
  • Reports and plans
  • 1 Associated documents
This brochure describes the projects we have funded through this year's Electricity and Gas Network Innovation Competitions.

  • Published: 30th Nov 2017
  • Decisions
  • 3 Associated documents
Our decision on which projects we will fund under the 2017 Gas/ Electricity Network Innovation Competitions.

  • Published: 14th Jul 2017
  • Guidance
  • 4 Associated documents
These are the documents and guidance that Network Licensees should use when completing their Full Submissions for the 2017 Electric NIC.

  • Published: 30th Jun 2017
  • Decisions
  • 3 Associated documents
This notice explains our decision on proposed changes to version 3.0 of the Network Innovation Competition (NIC) Governance Document.

  • Published: 21st Apr 2017
  • Reports and plans
  • 1 Associated documents
NIC ISP screening submission for ‘HARP’ - Holistic Active and Reactive Project' from Western Power Distribution.

  • Published: 21st Apr 2017
  • Reports and plans
  • 1 Associated documents
NIC ISP screening submission for ‘Transition' from Scottish and Southern Power Distribution.

  • Published: 21st Apr 2017
  • Reports and plans
  • 1 Associated documents
NIC ISP Screening submission for ‘Fusion’ from Scottish Power Distribution.

  • Published: 21st Apr 2017
  • Reports and plans
  • 1 Associated documents
NIC ISP Screening submission for ‘Power Saver Plus’ from Electricity North West.

  • Published: 21st Apr 2017
  • Reports and plans
  • 1 Associated documents
NIC ISP screening submission for ‘EFFS’ - Electricity Flexibility and Forecasting System from Western Power Distribution.

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