Energy Data Best Practice Guide

Read on to find out why we’re developing an energy data best practice guide and how you can get involved.

Introduction to the Energy Data Taskforce

In June 2019, the Energy Data Taskforce set out five key recommendations for modernising the UK energy system via an integrated data and digital strategy.

The report, developed by the Energy Systems Catapult, highlighted that the move to a modern, digitalised energy system was being hindered by often poor quality, inaccurate or missing data, while valuable data is often hard to find.

As a follow up to the Energy Data Taskforce’s findings, the Catapult has been tasked by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Ofgem and Innovate UK with developing a best practice guide for the handling of energy data encompassing a wide range of views from across the sector.

The Energy Data Opportunity

Following the publication of the report, there is now a need to implement the visionary principles proposed by the Taskforce and provide practical guidance that enables industry to take the first steps in what is a transformational journey.

In order to test and develop the guidance, the Catapult is seeking input from a wide range of stakeholders in order to build consensus around what represents data best practice.

The Catapult will be convening a number of workshops to draw upon the collective experience from a range of experts and innovators across the energy, digital and other sectors. Many of the challenges faced in the energy sector are not domain specific so some of the concepts and solutions already implemented in other sectors and innovative organisations are likely to be transferable or useful examples of existing best practice.

Details of the energy data workshops can be found here.

Get Involved in Energy Data Best Practice

To make sure we can receive input from as many interested parties as possible, we are offering a number of ways you can get involved…


Tweet using #DataBestPractice to send us your thoughts, comments or interesting links/sources.


If you’re a Slack user and want to provide feedback on the emerging data best practice guidance then please contact us and we will add you to the group.


Or just drop us an email on


All resources relevant to the Energy Data Best Practice project will be made available via links below. This section will be continually updated as the project develops.

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