System operator innovation

We are working with innovation partners to adapt to changes in the energy system. New energy technologies and more renewables mean that we need to operate the grid in new and different ways. Our strategy outlines innovation opportunities that we want to solve in partnership with you.

SO innovation strategy

Our strategy for shaping the future energy system and mega-trends: changing supply and demand patterns, new players and new markets, and challenges to how the grid is operated.

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System operator innovation news and events

Working with innovation partners to adapt to changes in the energy system. Our strategy outlines innovation opportunities that we want to solve in partnership with you.

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Innovating with the System Operator

The SO Innovation team collaborates with partners from industry and academia to develop and deliver innovation projects. Watch the two-minute video below to learn how to work with us and download our Innovation Strategy to learn more about our priorities and how we developed them. 

 

Innovate with us

We work with industry and academic partners to develop and deliver innovation projects. The SO’s Innovation Team is here to connect stakeholders with the right people inside National Grid. We develop innovation projects from concept to implementation, collaborating internally and with suppliers to get projects off the ground. The Innovation Cycle diagram shows you how and when to get involved. Find out more:

Download the Innovate with the System Operator document

Or get in touch by emailing [email protected].

 

Projects

Power Potential project

This initiative aims to create a new reactive power market for distributed energy resources (DER) and generate additional capacity on the network.

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Enhanced Frequency Control Capability (EFCC) Project

Facing the challenge of maintaining the 50 Hz frequency stability on the transmission system as new generation technologies come online, such as solar and wind.

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