Energy Network Innovation Strategy 2022
Friday 28 January
This event is now closed – we will also be hosting a session on Wednesday 2 February 14.00-16.30.
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 invited stakeholders to participate in this important update to hear feedback throughout the course of the process with several engagement opportunities.
This workshop explored the key priorities that will govern all network innovation activity for the next two years. We gathered feedback on your thoughts about how the energy networks should work with stakeholders to co-create innovative ideas and projects that will work to solve the key challenges facing the energy networks.
This was a critical opportunity to shape the future of the energy networks and follows on from the online consultation we held in December 2021 as an important next step in capturing your feedback.
In the workshops, we discussed 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