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Closed: ENA Network Innovations Competition (NIC) Calls for Ideas 2020/2021
The Distribution Network Operators (DNO) in Great Britain (GB) have committed to working closely together and with third parties to ensure the benefits of new technologies and processes are realised by Electricity Network customers. Our goal is to develop high-quality innovation projects that deliver value for money for Electricity Networks customers, and we want to work with other innovators in the energy industry to help us achieve this. As such, we are again launching our annual Call for Ideas. The Electricity Network companies want to hear about new, innovative and net zero solutions from industry to the priority areas that we have identified in our Innovation Strategy. ENA would like to invite you to propose your innovative project ideas to us so that we can take them forward and trial them on the networks.

The Network Innovation Competition (NIC) is an annual opportunity for Electricity Network companies to compete for funding for the development and demonstration of new technologies and new operating and commercial arrangements. Ofgem award funding to the best innovation projects that help the Networks facilitate the energy system transition, support vulnerable customers and optimise costs for customers. Up to £40 million is available through the Electricity NIC. 

We strongly value your ideas and to demonstrate our commitment to this Call for Ideas, the DNOs will support the highest scoring applicants and work with them to develop their proposals into submissions to the Ofgem NIC. 

•Ideas should be submitted using the Google Form by 17:00 Friday 30 October 2020.
•A guidance document for the ENA NIC Call for Ideas is available here.
•For reference only, a copy of the full form can be viewed here.

On Thursday 8 October 2020, ENA will be hosting a webinar to share more information about the Call for Ideas, answer your questions and give you the opportunity to query the DNOs. The webinar link will be shared closer to time. 

We look forward to seeing your ideas. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please contact
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