Project duration: November 2021 to present
Innovation is central to the ability of the networks to rise to the challenge of net zero. The Gas and Electricity Network Innovation Strategies play a key role in ensuring that network innovation is coordinated, focused on the key priorities for the energy system and delivers benefits to customers. Regen has been commissioned by Energy Networks Association (ENA) to update the strategy for 2022.
The innovation landscape has evolved since the network innovation strategies were last published in 2020 and so have the priorities and views of stakeholders. We are therefore inviting stakeholders to participate in this important update and are keen to hear your feedback throughout the course of the project with several engagement opportunities planned.
Activity to date:
Regen and ENA hosted a webinar in December 2021, providing further context on why the network innovation strategies are being updated now. The webinar also acted as the launch of the Network Innovation Strategy online consultation, which ran from 3-17 December.
Network innovation workshops:
Right now, we are inviting stakeholder 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.