SSEN invite you to submit a proposals for the 2018 Innovation Challenge

SSEN are issuing a call for innovative solutions based on the key challenges below:

  • Safe Innovations
  • Connection Planning
  • Efficient Network Development
  • Asset Data


Proposals will be considered for progression, including under the Network Innovation Competition (NIC) or Network Innovation Allowance (NIA), for Transmission or Distribution.


To be eligible for NIC or NIA funding, proposals should involve the development or demonstration of at least one of the following:

  • A specific piece of new (i.e. unproven in GB) equipment;
  • A specific novel arrangement or application of existing electricity equipment;
  • A specific novel operational practice directly related to the operation of the electricity system; or
  • A specific novel commercial arrangement.



To register initial interest and request further information, please enter your details online and quote the reference number SSEN-17-02.


The deadline for registering your interest is Wednesday 3rd January 2018.


The deadline for submitting responses is 9th January 2018.


Please note, our offices will be closed from 4pm on Friday 22nd December 2017 to 9am on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.