Funding

Funding opportunities and links to ongoing work

NIC Bid Challenges

Publication posted 26 Apr 2016 by Energy Networks Association in Funding, Smarter Networks

For Ofgem’s 2016 Network Innovation Competition (NIC), Western Power Distribution (WPD) intends to enable a third party to submit an NIC application. This document outlines the three network challenges, which WPD now …


Energy Entrepreneurs Fund: phase 4 documents – Publications – GOV.UK

Publication posted 2 Oct 2015 by BEIS in Funding

Phase 4 documents for the Energy Entrepreneurs Fund, a competitive funding scheme to support the development of technologies, products and processes in energy efficiency, power generation and storage.


C2C Closedown report – C2C releases extra capacity and delivers economic and carbon benefits

Publication posted 10 Sep 2015 by Energy Networks Association in Funding, Smarter Networks

The three-year Capacity to Customers LCN Fund project is now complete. The main findings can be summarised as follows: C2C releases extra capacity and delivers economic and carbon benefits The …


Guide to UK public funding sources for energy innovation

Publication posted 24 Aug 2015 by Innovate UK in Funding, Research and Development, Smarter Networks, Technology Innovation

This guide gives a straight forward summary of the principal sources of UK innovation business orientated funding for energy: Innovate UK, DECC and Ofgem. It also compares and contrasts them …


Integrated supply chains for energy systems – Funding competition – Innovate UK

News posted 6 Jan 2015 by Innovate UK in Funding, Research and Development, Smarter Networks, Technology Innovation

Innovate UK have recently launched a new competition: “Integrated supply chains for energy systems”. Up to £9.5m of funding is available for innovations that will address the need for a …


Smart Grid Forum Work Stream 7

Publication posted 16 Dec 2014 by Energy Networks Association in Funding, Smarter Networks

WS7 of the Smart Grid Forum, through its Steering Group “WS7 SG” for this study, wishes to undertake more detailed electrical power system analysis (using nodal network models) of the …


Power electronics – enabling a resilient energy system (Collaborative R&D) – Funding competition – Innovate UK

News posted 12 Dec 2014 by Innovate UK in Funding, Research and Development, Smarter Networks, Technology Innovation

In 2013, Innovate UK, in partnership with the Welsh Government and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (ESPRC), invested approximately £5.4m in a programme of technical feasibility studies, collaborative …


Power electronics – enabling a resilient energy system (Feasibility study) – Funding competition – Innovateuk

News posted 12 Dec 2014 by Innovate UK in Funding, Research and Development, Smarter Networks, Technology Innovation

In 2013, Innovate UK, in partnership with the Welsh Government and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (ESPRC), invested approximately £5.4m in a programme of technical feasibility studies, collaborative …


Collaboration Nation: Buildings Better Connected

Publication posted 12 Dec 2014 by Innovate UK in Funding, Research and Development, Technology Innovation

Whether in small clusters of buildings or major urban expansions, there are opportunities for localised heat and power generation, harvesting, sharing and storage, along with a need to integrate electric/low …


Collaboration Nation: Smart power distribution and demand

Publication posted 12 Dec 2014 by Innovate UK in Funding, Research and Development, Technology Innovation

Energy supply is one of the priority areas for Innovate UK. Innovate UK aims to help UK business to address the ‘trilemma’ of energy security, affordability and sustainability, and to …


Localised Energy Systems Competition Results

News posted 9 Dec 2014 by Innovate UK in Funding, Research and Development, Smarter Networks, Technology Innovation

Innovate UK and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) invested £11m in a programme of collaborative research and development to stimulate innovation in localised energy systems. The UK …


Ofgem Announces £46m of Funding for Eight Innovation Projects to Improve Britain’s Energy Networks

News posted 24 Nov 2014 by Energy Networks Association in Funding, Smart Consumers, Smarter Networks

Ofgem has confirmed funding of £46.4 million for eight projects as part of its cutting-edge innovation competitions for the network companies that deliver energy to homes and businesses. Ofgem runs …


Distribution System 2030 Stakeholder Event, Austin Court, Birmingham

Event posted 13 Oct 2014 by Energy Networks Association in Funding, Smarter Networks

The agenda, presentations and use cases for the DS2030 Stakeholder Event held at the IET Austin Court, Birmingham on Friday 3rd of October 2014 are now available in the project …