Project duration: October 2019 – March 2020

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

Innovation in our energy networks plays 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 helped shape the underlying principles, innovation themes and focus areas of these important strategies and ran an extensive stakeholder engagement process to make sure we reflected the views of the wider industry.

You can read the 2020 strategies by clicking on the images below:

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You can read the project team’s reflections on developing the revised strategies here.

The development of the content involved an extensive stakeholder engagement process, which you can find out more about by following the links below:

Phase 1: 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 2019. The summary of findings from this first phase of engagement is available here.

Phase 2: 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.


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


People on this project

Ray Arrell
Associate Director
Ray is part of the Regen leadership team, overseeing our work and strategic goals…
Tamar Bourne
Head of innovation
Tamar is the head of innovation at Regen. She strives to be at the…
Merlin Hyman
Chief Executive
Merlin leads Regen’s mission to accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon energy system. Under…

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