Wayleaves and easements

This Call for Innovation seeks potential solutions to a problem area identified by the electricity distribution network operators (DNOs) with a focus on methods used to manage and operate wayleaves and easements with their customers.


In principle, wayleave and easement agreements are useful but, in some cases, they can lead to disputes between landowners and/or tenants and utility operators.


This call is intended to develop better business management processes in relation to these types of arrangements.  The DNOs are interested in developments in the use of mobile geographic information system (GIS) technology that could provide customised information on environmental regulations and landholder/stakeholder commitments for specific geographical areas and different seasons of the year.


There is an opportunity to consider the benefits of integrating various technological systems currently in use within utility companies to enhance and improve ongoing communications between landowners, stakeholders and the owners and operators of utility businesses.


Find out more about the call for innovation here.


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-17-05.


Please note, specific EOI forms are created for each individual Call for Innovation and the matching form will be required to progress any submissions.


The closing date for registering initial interest is 5.00pm 6 November 2017. Please note office open hours are between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.