The scale and nature of the project means that there are a number of other energy industry members that are involved and interested in NINES. Some of the key industry stakeholders are listed below. However, many other industry parties such as other utility companies, smart grid technology suppliers, researchers and policy makers will be interested in the outcomes of the project. Sharing knowledge with these groups is vital to the understanding of smart grids, associated technologies and customer reactions. We will use our Publications pages to share information as learning is generated.


Ofgem is the Office of the Gas and Electricity Markets. Ofgem protects customers by promoting competition in the energy sector and regulating monopoly companies that run the gas and electricity networks.

Ofgem recognised the value of the NINES project in addressing the current challenges on Shetland and adjusted Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution allowed revenue via amended energy distribution licence conditions to provide funding for the project.


DECC (Department for Energy and Climate Change)  strives to ensure global competitiveness and develop low carbon energy economy in the UK.