Network Innovation Allowance (NIA)

The Network Innovation Allowance (NIA) provides an annual allowance to fund innovation projects that create value for our customers. You can find out more about these projects on this page.

The NIA promotes: 

Research and development - Encouraging operational and technological innovation.

Collaboration and dissemination - Working with external partners to solve problems and sharing new learning.

Customers and strategy - Focusing on new solutions to old problems that deliver financial value to our customers.


NIA criteria

The NIA allowance is accessible throughout the year with projects required to satisfy the following criteria:

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Demonstrate customer value
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Directly affect the gas network
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Share learning and intellectual property
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Avoid duplication

NIA annual summaries