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  • Industry Innovation Resources

  • There are several ways to get involved in networks innovation. The links below provide a wealth of information on current projects and criteria for funding. If you have further questions or wish to speak to us directly please contact us here
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  • Energy Innovation Centre (EIC)

    The Energy Innovation Centre exists to bring energy innovation and industry together in the UK as we move towards a low carbon future.
    We have partnered with the EIC and they are looking for novel projects and solutions to transform today’s power networks.

    The EIC’s specialist team will work with you to find the best funding options for your ideas of business, and guide you through the application process.

      Energy Innovation centre - Links to homepage
    • ENA Smarter Networks Portal

      The Smarter Networks Portal acts as a repository for innovative projects, focussing on the LCN Fund Tier 1 and Tier 2, IFI and RIIO.  From here you can view all ongoing projects ordered by funding mechanism, network operator, or technology, as well as latest news and events.

      The ENA also host portals to facilitate contact between DNOs and manufacturers, service, research, and solutions providers to encourage collaboration.


      LCNF Industry Co-ordination Platform

      NIA and NIC Collaboration Portal 

      Energy Networks Association - Links to ENA homepage
    • View Detailed Competition Information and Funded Projects

      Visit the Ofgem website for detailed information on the Electricity NIC and Low Carbon Networks Fund including submission guidance, newsletters, proformas, and a summary of projects funded in this and previous years
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    • Register Your Interest – Constraint Managed Zone

      Please note the deadline for registrations of interest has now passed. You can still download the briefing sheet below, and keep an eye on this page for future opportunities.