Sources of funding

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Our regulator, Ofgem, provides several pots of money to support groundbreaking projects. Gas distributors can bid for this funding, with Ofgem looking favourably on projects which stand to improve efficiency across the whole industry and deliver environmental benefits.

  • Network Innovation Allowance: funds smaller projects that will deliver benefits to customers.
  • Network Innovation Competition: an annual competition for flagship innovation projects that will deliver environmental benefits.
  • Innovation Roll-out Mechanism: to fund the roll-out of proven innovations which will support a low-carbon future or broader environmental benefits.