The latest in a series of calls for innovation seeks potential solutions to a problem area identified by the electricity distribution networks operators (DNOs) focusing on solutions that could help provide emergency power for street lighting columns.


This call seeks to identify a cost-effective solution that would be able to provide power to a LED street lighting column in the event of a low voltage cable fault. We are looking for a solution that is easily retrofittable, is contained within the existing lighting column and can supply enough power to the LED light to ensure that cable repairs can be completed in a planned and coordinated manner.


The network operators are open to ideas and approaches to solve this challenge. Potential solutions can range from one single idea to several innovations that complement each other, and may use a solar panel.


More information about this opportunity and submission requirements can be found here.


Please register your interest today.


To register initial interest, and request an Initial Proposal Form, please enter your details online or call the Energy Innovation Centre on 0151 348 8040 and quote the reference number DNO-17-03.


Our offices are open from 9am – 5pm, UK-time, Monday to Friday.


The closing date for registering initial interest is 18 October.