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Ofgem 2021: Heat- Discovery

Fund Name

Ofgem 2021: Heat- Discovery

Project Length

2 Months

Project Value

Up to £150,000



The aim of the Ofgem Strategic Innovation Fund is to decarbonise gas and electric energy distribution and transmission networks and benefit the consumer.

Your project must address the overarching requirements of the Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF), as stipulated in the SIF Governance Document. Over the three phases, applicants must demonstrate that projects deliver a net benefit to network consumers through:

  • energy bill cost reductions
  • carbon emission reduction
  • access to revenues for users of energy network services; or introducing products, processes and services that are new to the UK energy market

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Fund Details

Your project must address, Users and their context, Constraints affecting the problem or wider context, Opportunities for improvement, and Environmental impacts.

As a minimum you must directly address at least one as the primary focus of the proposed project:

  • Using smart approaches to manage large-scale electrified heat deployment in a local area, reducing the need for network reinforcement
  • Using smart meters with heat pumps to optimise usage and energy system flexibility
  • The commercial and investment case for financing heating technologies alongside energy network innovation
  • Working with partners on how deployment of low carbon heating solutions can be better coordinated to minimise gas and electricity network constraints at lowest economic cost


To lead a project, you must:

  • Be a licenced: gas distribution network, transmission network operator, or electricity system operator
  • Work with a heat technology or infrastructure provider such as: heat network providers, heat pump manufacturers or waste to energy site developers as your subcontractors

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