Call for innovation 2021

Call for innovation December 2021

We're looking for innovative ideas to help us meet the government's ambitious net zero carbon targets and address the changing needs of our customers.

If you have an idea for an innovation project that could help us solve a problem in one of our focus areas or more broadly, we would love to hear from you. We are raising this call to appeal to our stakeholders for ideas that can be turned into projects for future funding requests.

Please refer to our new innovation strategy which describes our future challenges and opportunities and our call for innovation December 2021 for more details.


We are specifically searching for ideas that contain the following key aspects:

  • An element of customer engagement
  • Address challenges around vulnerability
  • Innovation
  • Suitability for trial on a live distribution network

Next steps

The deadline for this call is 17:00 on Friday 24th December 2021, and all submissions must be made via our online form

After the call is closed, we will review all ideas received and contact applicants with whom we wish to hold further discussion by Friday 14th January. 

All ideas submitted will be treated as confidential and we will respect fully any intellectual property of the originator, regardless of whether we choose to progress with an application for funding.