Exploring digital technologies and data to support the new functions and business models required of a Net Zero energy system

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Unlocking new value in digitalising the energy system

Big data, open or shared data, data science and AI offer significant opportunities within the energy sector. However, cyber security, data privacy and data protection are concurrent challenges that must be mitigated.

Energy Systems Catapult works with innovative businesses to access the data required to operate effectively and unlock new value in the sector, to enable a more intelligent, secure, interconnected, cost-effective, and consumer-centric system.

We collaborate on thought leadership with Government, regulators and industry – including leading the Energy Data Taskforce – to tackle some of the hardest challenges on the way to Net Zero.

  • Digital & Data Systems – exploring how digital technologies and data can support the new functions and business models required for transition to a low-carbon energy system. Offering whole system expertise to help industry, government and innovators understand and balance the complex risks associated with data privacy, data protection and cyber security.

What we offer

Energy Systems Catapult offers whole system expertise to help innovators, industry and government digitalise the energy system.

Case Studies

Energy Data Taskforce

The Energy Data Taskforce was commissioned by UK Government, Ofgem and Innovate UK to develop an integrated data and digital strategy that helps unlock the opportunities of a modern, decarbonised and decentralised energy system.

Run by the Energy Systems Catapult and chaired by Laura Sandys, the EDTF delivered a strategy entitled ‘A Strategy for a Modern Digitalised Energy System’ centred around two key principles:

  1. Filling in the data gaps through requiring new and better-quality data
  2. Maximising its value by embedding the presumption that data is open.

EDTF was highly influential and led to significant impact across the energy sector, including the follow-up Energy Digitalisation Taskforce (see above).

“I would strongly recommend the Energy Data Taskforce report. To be honest, it was game changing.”

Randolph Brazier, Head of Innovation, ENA

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