Ofgem Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF) Show & Tell – Alpha Round 2

Join us to hear from energy networks and their partners about their Ofgem Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF) Alpha phase projects. Find out what they have learnt so far in addressing the Round 2 innovation challenges.

Event Details


09.00 - 17.00 GMT



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About the event

Making the changes we need in our energy system to achieve net zero is a major challenge – and it is urgent! This is why the SIF was established in 2021, to drive innovation and transformation in energy networks.

These free to attend webinars include presentations from the Alpha phase projects funded in 2023 under the SIF. Alpha projects represent the SIF proof-of-concept phase, they run for six months with funding of up to £500k.

This is a great opportunity to engage with the networks and their partners, and ask questions about their projects; what have they learnt so far and what do they have planned next?

Events in the series

  • SESSION 1: 10:00 - 13:10
    SESSION 2: 14:00 - 15:30

    System resilience under extreme events and securing critical operation of energy networks

    • Scenarios for Extreme Events: National Grid Electricity System Operator Limited
    • CReDo+ Climate Resilience Demonstrator (extension to new climate risks): Uk Power Networks (Operations) Ltd
    • Trinity: UK Power Networks (Operations) Ltd
    • CommsConnect: UK Power Networks (Operations) Ltd
    • INSIGHT (Innovative Network Status Intelligence Gathered by Holistic use of Telemetry and Simulation): SSEN Transmission Ltd
    • NIMBUS: Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission PLC

    Improving resilience using multi-energy systems

    • Whole Energy System Resilience Vulnerability Assessment (WELLNESS): National Grid Electricity Transmission PLC
    • Hydrogen Cost Reduction (HyCoRe): Northern Gas Networks Ltd
    • NextGen Electrolysis – Wastewater to Green Hydrogen: Wales & West Utilities Ltd
  • SESSION 1: 10:00 - 12:10
    SESSION 2: 14:00 - 16:35

    Asset efficiency and improvement

    • Digital Inspector: Cadent Gas Ltd
    • SF6 whole life strategy: National Grid Electricity Transmission PLC
    • D-suite: Scottish Power Energy Networks Holdings Ltd
    • Flexible Queue Management (Alpha): Northern Powergrid (Northeast) Ltd

    Delivering a smart, stable and flexible energy system

    • HyNTS Storage: National Grid Gas PLC
    • SIF Black start Demonstrator from offshore wind (SIF BLADE): Scottish Power Energy Networks Holdings Ltd
    • Connectrolyser: Uk Power Networks (Operations) Ltd
    • Artificial Forecasting: Northern Powergrid (Northeast) Ltd
    • HyNTS Waste Heat Recovery for Electrolysis: National Grid Gas PLC
  • SESSION 1: 10:00 - 12:35
    SESSION 2: 14:00 - 15:05

    Unlocking flexibility for heat decarbonisation

    • Heatropolis: Uk Power Networks (Operations) Ltd
    • Full Circle: Uk Power Networks (Operations) Ltd
    • RetroMeter: Electricity North West Ltd
    • Watt Heat: Uk Power Networks (Operations) Ltd
    • Heat Risers: Uk Power Networks (Operations) Ltd

    Cross vector approaches for decarbonisation of transport

    • Park & Flex: Uk Power Networks (Operations) Ltd
    • Lightspeed: Uk Power Networks (Operations) Ltd
  • SESSION 1: 09:30 - 12:05
    SESSION 2: 13:30 - 16:40

    Supporting a just energy transition

    • Hy-Fair – Alpha: Southern Gas Networks PLC
    • VIVID – Vulnerability Identification Via Informative Data: Scottish And Southern Energy Power Distribution Ltd/SSEN
    • Net Zero Terrace: Electricity North West Ltd
    • Guidelight: Uk Power Networks (Operations) Ltd
    • SHIELD (Smart Heat and Intelligent Energy in Low-Income Districts): Uk Power Networks (Operations) Ltd

    Transitioning local energy systems

    • Planning Regional Infrastructure in a Digital Environment (PRIDE): National Grid Electricity Distribution (South West) PLC
    • Inform: Northern Powergrid (Northeast) Ltd
    • Powering Wales Renewably: National Grid Electricity System Operator Ltd LEO-N: SSEN Distribution Ltd
    • REACT (Rapid Evaluation Areal Connection Tool): Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission PLC
    • Indus: Uk Power Networks (Operations) Ltd

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