SSEN – Network Innovation Competition Third Party Bid Challenge

For Ofgem’s 2017 Network Innovation Competition (NIC) Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks has issued this Call for Information to enable a third party to either submit an NIC application themselves or to participate in a bid led by SSEN. The key challenges which SSEN are looking to address through the NIC are outlined below:

For these challenges, a technical or commercial solution will be considered for installation or implementation at any point on the distribution network or the transmission network.


1.      Preparing for DSO (Distribution System Operator)

In support of the transition to DSO SSEN are looking for innovation support to identify the various enablers (new technologies and commercial arrangements) that will require to be developed in order to realise a fully effective DSO model.

2.      Extracting added value from Data to manage our Assets

SSEN want to be the most efficient network operator. They are looking for support to increase the value that they can extract from their existing and new data sources to reduce costs and maximise benefits for their customers.


For further information on this opportunity please complete your details below and we will send you the SSEN brief and proforma for completion by 13th February 2017. 


Alternatively, register your interest by calling us on 0151 348 8040 and quoting the reference SSEN NIC Third Party Bid Challenge.


This call for innovation is being promoted by the EIC on behalf of Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks.