The Innovation Enquiry Service (IES) provides innovators with informal guidance on how their new technologies or business models can be delivered under current energy regulation. This includes what energy regulation and market entry requirements might apply to your project, options that exist to adapt your business idea to progress under current energy frameworks, what energy bodies you might need to contact, as well as what processes and applications you might need to undertake, and why. For more information about what the IES does and does not provide, please see our About page, and our IES process page.
recently provided some guidance to a group of innovators, including a community group and their local DNSP. These innovators are looking to trial a new kind of microgrid
Any system supplying multiple customers not physically connected to the grid. Includes anything from a large town to two farms connected to each other. Generation sources typically include solar PV, wind turbines and small-scale gas generators and diesel engines. Alternatively, microgrids are electricity networks that can be isolated and operated independently of the interconnected electricity system (or “grid”).
and came to the Energy Innovation Toolkit to receive some guidance and consider what barriers may exist and ways to resolve them.
Read more about some guidance we provided an innovator through our Innovation Enquiry Service here.