The Energy Innovation Centre (EIC) works in partnership with UK Electricity, Gas and Water Distribution Network Operators to help them identify solutions to specific issues & challenges. Over the next few months and following the publication of the Industry Gas Network Innovation Strategy in March 2018, the EIC will be highlighting priority innovation needs to Innovators.
DISCLAIMER: This is not a tendering exercise and as such does not guarantee either a project or product sales. This is a market research exercise on behalf of the EIC’s distribution network operator partners seeking potential solutions/alternative products in which the networks may see benefit over existing methods.
The Gas Distribution Networks are seeking innovative approaches to support their Iron Mains Risk Reduction Programme (IMRRP) to replace old mains and associated services. They are also seeking methods to develop new network riser strategies; these methods should improve efficiency by reducing disruption and lowering costs.
Areas of interest are:
In addition to developing new technology, techniques and skills, the solutions should also provide a reduction to the size and number of excavations.
The network operators are open to ideas and approaches to solve this challenge.
Applicants are advised to familiarise themselves with previous NIA and NIC projects and ensure that their proposal does not duplicate work previously carried out.
Focus period for this innovation need: 10 July 2018 – 17 August 2018
Deadline for responses: 17 August 2018
Notification of next steps (for applications made within focus period): 05 September 2018
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To make a submission, please complete the following online form