Energy Data Task Force
Funded by: BEIS, Ofgem, Innovate UK
Laura Sandys (chair), Energy Systems Catapult, others who are expert in their fields.
Partners and stakeholders:
Broad engagement through Steering Group and Stakeholder Group
- The Energy Data Taskforce has been established to develop a set of recommendations for how industry and the public sector can work together to facilitate greater competition, innovation and markets in the energy sector through improving data availability and transparency.
- The aim of the taskforce is to produce a report that identifies how to move from the current data landscape to one where competition and innovation are enabled by more open, richer energy system data.
- Work to date has developed a set of principles, recommendations and an emerging high-level plan.
- Work now in progress is focussed on preparation of the final report.
- Final Project Board on 12th June.
- Launch and dissemination plans in discussion with the sponsors (BEIS, Ofgem, Innovate UK).
- Presumed Open: Data about the energy system should be Presumed Open; instead of ‘can we open?’ the question is ‘is there a need to close?’
- Data is Integral to Infrastructure: Requiring physical infrastructure to be evidenced through data on asset & operational behaviour
- Discoverable, Searchable, Understandable: Revealing the “hidden” value in data that today is opaque, incomprehensible and inconsistent
- Structures, Interfaces, Standards: Employing common structures & interfaces to enable data to be aggregated and utilised more effectively
- Secure and Resilient: Deploying best practice to ensure openness without compromising security while building in greater resilience
Some Draft Recommendations
- Data Catalogue: A central “index” of what data is held by energy parties curated using common metadata standards.
- Progressive Registration Platform: Rationalise the proliferation of “registrations” to effectively capture new assets in a consumer-friendly way
- Energy System Model: Develop a digital model of the system to inform asset procurement, investment needs and risks to the system
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