Electricity Networks Innovation Strategy

As a part of the Transmission and Distribution Licences, the Electricity and Gas Networks are required to produce a joint innovation strategy. The ENA will be coordinating the development of these strategies on behalf of the Electricity and Gas Networks. For more information on the Gas Network Innovation Strategy, please click here.

Plan

A plan for delivering the Electricity Network Innovation Strategy was published on the 31st August 2017 and an update version of this can be found here.

Stakeholder Engagement

The ENA and its members acknowledge that in order to develop a successful and well-informed Strategy, it is essential the wider viewpoint of the industry is incorporated.  Stakeholder feedback and input is very important, and hence we have built a significant amount of engagement into the plan. We strongly encourage any interested parties to participate in the following opportunities to help shape the Electricity Network Innovation Strategy.

First Consultation

As part of the delivery plan, the ENA ran an initial consultation from 22nd September until 6th October to gather stakeholder views on challenges and uncertainties facing electricity transmission and distribution licensees. The feedback from this has been considered and a summary of this consultation can be found here along with our response to specific feedback here

Second Consultation

A second, more detailed stakeholder consultation on the draft Electricity Network Innovation Strategy is open on the 17th November 2017. This looks at how to solve the challenges and gaps identified using innovation projects.  If you are interested in participating in this consultation, feedback can be submitted online here or alternatively, the questions and document can be downloaded separately here and here and can be submitted electronically to ENA (email Evie Trolove - [email protected]).

Stakeholder Workshops

As part of the second phase of consultation, the ENA and its members are hosting two free stakeholder workshops to facilitate more open and in-depth conversation on the draft strategy. The first workshop will take place in Glasgow on Tuesday 21st November and a second workshop will be held in London on Thursday 23rd November.

To register or for more information, please follow the links below:

  • Glasgow: 21st November 2017 10:00 – 15:30
  • London: 23rd November 2017 10:00 – 15:30

Both of the workshops will cover the same material and places are limited so please only register for one event. The full agenda for the Stakeholder Workshops will be published shortly.

There will be further opportunities for stakeholder engagement at ENA's LCNI Conference in Telford from the 5-7th December 2017.

For further details on any of the information above, please contact Randolph Brazier ([email protected]).