Introducing Open Energy

“Data is the single biggest enabler of a decarbonised, decentralised and digitised energy future. It’s the tool that will bridge the gap between where we are now vs. where we need to be to achieve net-zero.”
Matt Hastings, Innovate UK, Modernising Energy Data Access

How might we better manage the complex needs of energy supply and demand?

  • Data rights
  • Liability models
  • Dispute resolution and redress
  • Consent & consent management
  • Security
  • Legal frameworks
  • Usability
  • Logistics
  • Technology architecture
  • Operating principles

What’s changed?

The complexity of balancing our energy supply and demand is increasing and will only continue to increase.

So what?

We are also acutely aware there is a lot of prior work in this sector, and many lessons learned from other sectors. We are looking to combine and build on these.

A potential framework to build upon?

What now?

  1. Understand the current landscape of stakeholders, identifying the existing providers and new entities in the ecosystem, the challengers (e.g. electric transport, microgeneration) and the organisations or individuals that are the “change-makers” that can drive and deliver success.
  2. Understand what works, what doesn’t, where the blockers are, and what will it take to overcome these. We expect to find three categories of potential improvement:
  • Where building better data infrastructure yields marginal improvements in the energy sector (e.g. 20%),
  • Where there is scope for order-of-magnitude improvement (10x-1,000x), and
  • Where there is scope for breakthrough innovation (systemic change).


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