Energy Network Innovation Strategy 2022
Friday 28 January
Booking for this event is now closed – we will also be hosting a session on Wednesday 2 February 14.00-16.30.
The registration for this workshop will close on Wednesday 26 January.
Innovation is central to the ability of the networks to rise to the challenge of net zero. The Gas and Electricity Network Innovation Strategy plays a key role in ensuring that network innovation is coordinated, focused on the key priorities for the energy system and delivers benefits to energy consumers. Regen has been commissioned by Energy Networks Association (ENA) to update the strategy for 2022.
The innovation landscape has evolved since the network innovation strategy was last published in 2020 and so have the priorities and views of stakeholders.
Therefore, we are inviting stakeholders to participate in this important update and we are keen to hear your feedback throughout the course of the process with several engagement opportunities planned.
Right now, we’d like to invite you to attend workshops to explore in detail the key priorities that will govern all network innovation activity for the next two years. We want to know what you think the energy networks should work with stakeholders on to co-create innovative ideas and projects that will work to solve the key challenges facing the energy networks.
This is a critical opportunity to shape the future of the energy networks. The workshops will be held on 28 January at 10:00 and 2 February at 14:00. This follows on from the online consultation we held in December 2021 and is an important next step in capturing your feedback.
In the workshops, you will have the chance to define the focus areas for innovation under the following six themes:
- Net zero and the energy system transition
- Whole energy system
- Flexibility and market evolution
- Supporting consumers in vulnerable situations
- Optimised assets and practices
- Data and digitalisation
What is the format of the workshops?
During the 2½ hour workshop, you will have the chance to explore in detail two of these themes (which you will select upon registration) and the focus areas that fall under them. You will also have the chance to vote on the focus areas for all themes at the end of the workshop. You will be joined in the workshops by representatives from ENA, the electricity and gas networks and Regen.
Who are the workshops for?
We are seeking views from across the whole energy sector and wider society – if you have a stake in the future of our energy system, we want to hear from you.
Is there any difference between the two workshops?
The same content will be presented at both workshops, and you need only attend one of the workshops in order to make sure your views are heard. However, you are welcome to attend both if you wish.