Each year the programme consistently reaches new milestones setting the standard for innovation in the energy sector. In 2019, electricity will be at the forefront of this momentum and will feature the conference theme empowering new energy innovators.
The two-day programme provides knowledge dissemination for key projects awarded under the NIA and NIC funding mechanisms by seven participating DNOs – SP Energy Networks (headline sponsor), Electricity North West, National Grid Electricity Transmission and National Grid Electricity System Operator, Northern Powergrid, Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks, UK Power Networks, and Western Power Distribution.
Tuesday 29th October
Evening Welcome Drinks Reception
Wednesday 30th October
Conference Day 1, Gala Dinner
Thursday 31st October
Conference Day 2
Programme details will be released via the LCNI App this summer.
Discover more about the key Ofgem-funded and NIA and NIC innovation projects featured at LCNI via the Smarter Networks Portal and Network Innovation Collaboration Portal.
SMARTER NETWORKS PORTAL
The Smarter Networks Portal acts as a repository for Ofgem-funded gas and electricity innovation projects and makes the learning accessible to electricity network operators, third parties and the general public.
It includes an overview of the technical and commercial coverage of current and completed GB electricity and gas innovation projects and details of all current and past NIA and NIC projects. Progress and Closedown Reports are published for NIA and NIC projects, which include project outcomes and lessons learned.
NI COLLABORATION PORTAL
ENA hosts the Network Innovation Collaboration Portal, which facilitates contact between network licensees and potential innovation project partners, to encourage collaboration on innovation projects eligible for the NIC or NIA funding. These project partners include manufacturers, LCT innovators, disruptors, service providers, researchers, consultants and other innovative solution providers. The portal was built to assist with this via two primary functions:
Allowing network licensees to post ‘Invitations to Expressions of Interest’ in relation to particular topics, inviting third parties to make contact with them with a view to partnering on NIA or NIC-funded projects.
Allowing third parties to propose new and innovative projects ideas, which will allow the development of their novel idea or technology in collaboration with the gas and electricity networks.