Flexibility Innovation Programme

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Support for innovative solutions to enable large-scale widespread electricity system flexibility

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has launched the Flexibility Innovation Programme, which seeks to enable large-scale widespread electricity system flexibility through smart, flexible, secure, and accessible technologies and markets. Up to £65 million will be made available. This overarching programme will fund innovation across a range of key smart energy applications.

The Flexibility Innovation Programme is part of the Net Zero Innovation Portfolio and forms a substantial part of the ten point plan for a green industrial revolution in the UK, to invest at least £100 million on energy storage and flexibility innovation challenges.

New activities under the Flexibility Innovation Programme will be launched over 2022.

If you would like to be kept informed about the Programme, please email flexibilityinnovation@beis.gov.uk.

V2X competition

BEIS launched the V2X competition on 24 March 2022 as part of the £11.4 million V2X innovation programme. This is being delivered by UKRI Innovate UK on behalf of BEIS. The phase 1 competition has now closed.

Automatic Asset Registration (AAR) competition

Phase 1 of the Automatic Asset Registration (AAR) competition opened on 5 April 2022. This aims to support the development of an automatic, automated secure data exchange process for registering small-scale energy assets and collecting and accessing small-scale energy asset data. This competition has now closed.

Interoperable Demand Side Response Programme competition

Streams 1, 2 and 3 of the up to £9.15 million Interoperable Demand Side Response (IDSR) programme are now open. The competition aims to support the development and demonstration of energy smart appliances for the delivery of interoperable demand side response.

An online information event will be hosted on the 14 June 2022 to provide further information on the funding opportunities for interoperable demand side response - you can register now.

All three streams close to applications at 14:00 on 29 July 2022.

Smart Meter System based Internet of Things Applications competition

Up to £1.8 million is available through the Smart Meter System based Internet of Things (IoT) Applications programme, which aims to support innovation to determine the feasibility of, and trial, Smart Meter System based IoT sensor devices.

This competition has now closed.

Smart Meter Energy Data Repository competition

Up to £1 million is available through the Smart Meter Energy Data Repository (SEDR) programme, which aims to support innovation to determine the technical and commercial feasibility of a smart meter energy data repository.

This competition has now closed.

Collaboration platform

The Flexibility Innovation Collaboration platform is a match-making platform which brings together organisations to connect and collaborate, in order to support the development of collaborative applications under the Flexibility Innovation Programme.

Flexibility Innovation Programme update event

BEIS held an update event on 5 April 2022 to provide further information on the programme and its innovation activities - you can watch a recording of the event here.


First published 24 May 2022