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UK POWER NETWORKS INVITE YOU TO SUBMIT A 2018 NETWORK INNOVATION COMPETITION APPLICATION.

Network Innovation Competition (NIC):

The NIC is an annual opportunity for electricity network companies to compete for funding.  Up to £70m per year is available through the Electricity NIC.

 

This offers innovators like you the opportunity to present potential solutions to targeted Energy Distribution sector problems.

 

The 2018 challenges have been identified by UK Power Networks as areas in which both the industry, and the customers they support, will benefit from new and innovative technical and/or commercial solutions.

 

 2018 challenge areas:

  • Networks for communities.
  • Network interaction with Electric Vehicles (EVs).
  • Opportunities to maximise electricity network readiness by crossing energy vectors.
  • Other opportunities.

Shortlisting will be based on:

  • How readable the submitted information is.
  • Evidence that the proposal is truly innovative and novel.
  • That there isn’t an undue level of risk.

 

More information about this opportunity, the challenge areas, 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 UKPN-17-02.

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

  • The closing date for registering initial interest is 11th October.
  • Initial proposal documentation to then be submitted by 18th October 2017.
  • Successful applicants must be available for a face to face meeting on the 7th November 2017 in London.

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