Project duration: October 2019 – March 2020

Regen is working with Energy Networks Association and the energy network companies to update the strategies that guide network innovation.

Innovation in our energy networks is playing a key role in the transformation of the energy system. Electricity and gas networks are working in partnership with innovators, businesses and local communities to invest in trialling new technologies and business models. Funding mechanisms, including the Network Innovation Allowance and Network Innovation Competition, are enabling an extensive portfolio of projects that are changing how our energy system works and delivering billions of pounds worth of benefits to customers.

We are helping to shape the underlying principles, innovation themes and focus areas of these important strategies and running an extensive stakeholder engagement process to make sure we reflect the views of the wider industry.

You can read the 2018 strategies by clicking on the images below:

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You can engage with shaping the revised strategies in the following ways:

Watch the first webinar below, which describes the proposed changes to the strategies and gathers peoples’ feedback. These were part of a wider online consultation that ran from 11 November to 9 December. The summary of findings from this first phase of engagement is available here.

Watch the second webinar here, which summarises the feedback from the first stage of stakeholder engagement and explores focus areas with the participants. This webinar followed  two stakeholder workshops that took place in Glasgow and London in January 2020. The summary of findings from this second phase of engagement is available here.

Ray Arrell reflects on our stakeholder engagement work with ENA, the network companies and the wider sector, and summarises some of the key themes and priority areas for network innovation in a blog here.

The revised strategies will be published in March 2020.



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To find out more about this project, contact Tamar Bourne at


People on this project

Ray Arrell
Senior project manager
Ray’s is one of Regen's Senior Project Managers, continuing Regen’s work and understanding around…
Tamar Bourne
Senior project manager - smart energy lead
Tamar leads Regen’s smart grids and local supply projects including; a network innovation trial…

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