Ofgem Funding Opportunities

Ofgem 2021: whole system integration: Discovery

The aims of this competition are to:

  • decarbonise gas and electric energy distribution and transmission networks and benefit the consumer
  • improve coordination between networks and other system participants
  • reduce duplication and excessive variation of products, processes, or services
  • reduce complexity, bureaucracy, and barriers to entry
  • improve coordination of emerging innovations across networks, generators, market participants, investors, local & national policy makers, consumers, and other key stakeholders
  • understand consumers’ preferences to inform future market designs which will help to optimise across networks and infrastructures

 

Ofgem 2021: data and digitalisation: Discovery

The aims of this competition are to:

  • decarbonise gas and electric energy distribution and transmission networks and benefit the consumer
  • deliver the next generation of user driven digital products, services and processes spanning transmission and distribution plus Government, generators, suppliers, local authorities, and other organisations
  • deliver the enabling digital technologies required to accelerate progress in other challenge areas
  • improve data monitoring, availability, quality, collection, interoperability, access, and insights to third parties in order to increase consumer choices and improve the efficiency, security and resilience of networks

 

Ofgem 2021: heat: Discovery

The aims of this competition are to:

  • decarbonise gas and electric energy distribution and transmission networks and benefit the consumer
  • develop innovative products, processes and services for the planning, operation and delivery of energy networks that support low carbon heating solutions
  • produce insights and findings to support decision making for low carbon heating by energy networks, industry, and government
  • demonstrate how low carbon heating can be intelligently managed during operation to improve efficiency and reduce overall energy system costs

 

Ofgem 2021: zero emission transport: Discovery

The aims of this competition are to:

  • decarbonise gas and electric energy distribution and transmission networks and benefit the consumer
  • develop the technologies, infrastructure, and processes required to support and accelerate at-scale up take of zero emission transport options
  • maximise opportunities to integrate zero emission transport energy provision with the wider energy sector, for example for constraint management or maximising use of renewables
  • coordinate strategic energy networks decisions with the transport sector, to ensure delivery of an efficient energy system which also meets the needs of transport users
  • provide greater certainty on the options, costs, and timelines for energy network infrastructure availability which supports zero emission transportation