Draft: EirGrid 2021 Annual Innovation Report

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EirGrid and SONI have published the 2021 Annual Innovation Report for consultation. This report captures the innovative programmes that have progressed during the 2021 calendar year, as well as the future potential for these programmes. In addition, some proposed future innovative programmes are introduced for the first time.

EirGrid and SONI request your responses to consultation on these following questions by the 16th of March 2022.

On Section 3: Innovation in EirGrid Group in 2021

  1. Do You Agree with the proposed future potential for projects that are ongoing? Are there any additional considerations EirGrid and SONI should make in their plans for next steps?
  2. For completed projects, are there any additional steps you believe EirGrid and SONI should be pursuing?

On Section 4: Proposed New Strategic Innovation Programmes

  1. Do you support EirGrid and SONI’s view that a Hydrogen Strategy is required?
  2. Do you agree with the scope of the proposed Hydrogen Business Plan?
  3. Do you support EirGrid and SONI’s view that a Flexible Network Strategy is required?
  4. Do you agree with the scope of the proposed Flexible Network Strategy Business Plan?

On Section 5: Innovation Regulation Sandbox

  1. Do you agree with EirGrid and SONI’s view that an Innovation Regulation Sandbox could aid in enabling increased levels of innovative demonstration projects?
  2. What would you like to see included in an Innovation Regulation Sandbox?
  3. How would you like an Innovation Regulation Sandbox to operate?
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Questions

Q1. Do You Agree with the proposed future potential for projects that are ongoing? Are there any additional considerations EirGrid and SONI should make in their plans for next steps?
Q2. For completed projects, are there any additional steps you believe EirGrid and SONI should be pursuing?
Q3. Do you support EirGrid and SONI’s view that a Hydrogen Strategy is Required?
Q4. Do you agree with the scope of the proposed Hydrogen Business Plan?
Q5. Do you support EirGrid and SONI’s view that a Flexible Network Strategy is required?
Q6. Do you agree with the scope of the proposed Flexible Network Strategy Business Plan?
Q7. Do you agree with EirGrid and SONI’s view that an Innovation Regulation Sandbox could aid in enabling increased levels of innovative demonstration projects?
Q8. What would you like to see included in an Innovation Regulation Sandbox?
Q9. How would you like an Innovation Regulation Sandbox to operate?