RIIO-2 Strategic Innovation Fund: Possible Innovation Challenges Round 1

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Industry sector

  • Distribution Network
  • Transmission Network

For the RIIO-2 network price control, we are introducing the Strategic Innovation Fund to focus network innovation funding on strategic energy system challenges, and coordinate more closely with other public innovation bodies. As part of this, we will set the strategic direction (using Innovation Challenges) on what the SIF will fund. We will invite funding applications from network companies and the Electricity System Operator to address these Innovation Challenges, and seek to coordinate with other public funding bodies where appropriate.

Below we have linked slides that summarise our current thinking on possible Innovation Challenges for SIF round 1 in 2021. We welcome written feedback on these priority themes for network innovation until 19 April 2021 by wider stakeholders (and by network companies).  

We have also provided a draft of our Innovation Narrative which lays out our wider ambitions for innovation within the energy sector and where Ofgem sees the need for innovation to meet Net Zero.

For further information on this work, please contact Laura Brinker: Laura.Brinker@ofgem.gov.uk.