Modernising Energy Networks Data


The traditional energy system is undergoing a major transition to a smarter digital energy system, which is dominated by decarbonised, decentralised and digitalised resources. As this shift occurs, the challenges and opportunities associated with data across the electricity and gas networks are becoming more prevalent. Taking a whole energy systems approach to data and digitalisation is critical to ensuring an optimised energy system that works for everyone. ENA Gas and Electricity Members have come together to form a new Data Working Group (DWG) to collaboratively address data issues, access new datasets and identify opportunities to derive value from existing datasets.

Network investment in modernising energy data is essential for continued decarbonisation of our energy system and delivery of Net-Zero. ENA wants to work with Ofgem, BEIS, InnovateUK and industry stakeholders to progress the recommendations of the Energy Data Taskforce (EDTF) and deliver modern, digitalised Energy Networks for customers.


Energy Networks Digitalisation Strategies

All ENA Members are working to produce individual Digitalisation Strategies, which describe how they plan to transition towards smarter networks. These Strategies are transparent and accessible, giving clarity to users about the data services that are available today and those that will be available in future. You can find these Strategies on the individual Networks' websites, or consolidated on Ofgem's website here


Modernising Energy Networks Data Stakeholder Events

In response to Ofgem’s call for a collaborative industry event to be held Spring 2020, the ENA Data Working Group has arranged to hold the first stakeholder event in mid-March 2020.  The specific agenda and format is under development in consultation with stakeholders and details will be issued imminently, including how stakeholders can participate. It is intended that this will be the first of a series of events around the country, to ensure continued engagement with industry.

These events will be inclusive and highly participative. The purpose will be to showcase the Digitalisation Strategies of the Energy Networks, initiatives undertaken and in progress, and enable stakeholder engagement and feedback. 

There will also be opportunities to hear from other industry stakeholders including Ofgem, BEIS, InnovateUK, Energy Systems Catapult and other Energy Network stakeholders.

Details for first stakeholder event:

Date: 13th March 2020

Location: Energy Networks Association, 4 More London Riverside, London Bridge, SE1 2AU

Agenda: The agenda will include some dissemination and roundtable/interactive stakeholder engagement sessions

Registration: Booking is now open here.