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Non Load

Non Load means existing equipment or ‘assets’ like transmission towers, substations, transformers and even the electricity wires themselves.  When it comes to talking about Non Load in our RIIO-T2 Business Plan, we are generally making assessments on when these assets might need to be refurbished or replaced. As such, most of the Non Load investment activity is driven by the business-as-usual renewal required to ensure the reliability of an ageing network whilst other activities focus on innovation to make the existing network more efficient.

This involves us producing a plan up to 2026 and beyond to target the investments where and when they are needed. We do using this by using our knowledge of the risks associated with asset failures to set our priorities. 

Non Load investment is also carried out in the context of a transitioning energy sector and shift to a whole systems approach.  We make our Non Load investment plans based on our extensive knowledge and experience, external regulations and drives (including Government policy) and input from our stakeholders and customers – with safety being the number one priority.   Non Load also includes investment for the physical and cyber security of our network infrastructure given its fundamental role in the day-to-day running of GB. 

Craig McTaggart

RIIO-T2 Non Load Investment Manager

Non Load Related Activity

Our Non Load related business activity will also be shaped by you.

Consultations and Publications

SP Energy Networks are excited to announce that we have launched a consultation on our new Innovation Strategy for RIIO-T2.

Our Innovation Strategy forms a major part of our RIIO-T2 Business Plan and we would encourage everyone to review the consultation document and provide feedback.  The document has been designed in an easy to read format and outlines our current and future innovation activities. It also explains how we are proposing to use innovation in the context of our RIIO-T2 Business Plan.

The consultation document can be found below and we would ask that comments are provided via the online form or send to the RIIO-T2  mailbox below by the 31st March 2019.

SP Energy Networks will then review and inform our Innovation Strategy based on your direct feedback.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the RIIO-T2 mailbox.

  • Our RIIO-T2 Innovation Webinar

A part of the consultation on our innovation strategy, Priyanka Mohapatra hosted a webinar on Friday 8th February which provided an overview of our current and future innovation activities, explained how we are preparing for and making use of innovation in the context of our RIIO-T2 Transmission Business Plan and enabling the energy system of the future. 

The webinar was designed to support the innovation strategy consultation and provided an opportunity to challenge our strategy, ask questions and submit feedback.

Thank you once again to those who took part in the webinar.  For those of you who missed the live version, we have recorded the webinar for you to view in your own time.

The link will shortly be uploaded below.


Date and Time Thu 21 February 2019, 17:30 – 20:00 GMT

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