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 carbon emissions by 2050.
As part of the Prospering from the Energy Revolution programme under the Industrial Strategy, Innovate UK launched the Modernising Energy Data Access competition, designed to enable energy data to be open-sourced for the benefit of society.
Electron, Icebreaker One and Siemens were the three successful companies in a highly competitive competition that have each been asked to create enduring solutions to support more agile regulation, more informed policy-making, and prompt an exponential increase in new apps, products, propositions and microservices.
A three phase approach followed:
- Phase 1 – discovery phase to tease out the requirements for their solution over 6 weeks.
- Phase 2 – the list of companies will reduce to two and an Alpha prototype developed over 3 months.
- Phase 3 – a single winner go on to build the Beta solution over a 6 month period concluding in mid-2021.
This competition forms part of the Modernising Energy Data initiative across BEIS, OFGEM and InnovateUK.
Each of the projects conducted a robust Discovery process: engaging with stakeholders, refining their assumptions and developing a proposal for the Alpha phase.
On the 15th July Icebreaker One, Electron, and Siemens shared the progress of their phase 1 projects through a public show and tell. Recordings of these can be accessed and watched here, using the password 3V&r@Wf.2
Icebreaker One and Siemens have progressed through to phase 2 and will now focus on developing Alpha solutions for the most challenging aspects of the project.