Low Carbon Networks Fund

Ofgem has set up a Low Carbon Networks Fund. The Fund allows up to £500m support to projects sponsored by the distribution network operators to try out new technology, operating and commercial arrangements.

The objective of the projects is to help all DNOs understand what they need to do to provide security of supply at value for money as Great Britain moves to a low carbon economy. Ofgem expect that many projects receiving support from the Fund will involve the DNOs partnering with suppliers, generators, technology providers and other parties to explore how networks can facilitate the take up of low carbon and energy saving initiatives such as electric vehicles, heat pumps, micro and local generation and demand side management, as well as investigating the opportunities that smart meter roll out provide to network companies. As such the Fund should also provide valuable learning for the wider energy industry and other parties.

The annual Low Carbon Networks Fund Conference is organised by Energy Networks Association on behalf of the UK DNOs to promote the work of the Low Carbon Networks Fund projects and to provide an opportunity to update on progress and learning from them. This is the only distribution network engineering conference so the opportunities to discuss and debate developments are unparalleled.

This year's conference is the third to be held and takes place on 13th-14th November at the Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel in Brighton. The 2013 conference is co-hosted by UK Power Networks.


If you have any questions on the conference you can contact the ENA Events Team on lcnf@energynetworks.org