Concept 3 – Open data demonstrator

Connected Places Catapult is seeking partners to carry out a feasibility study around an open data demonstrator for the energy industry. We seek a partner energy system company to act as the focus for this demonstration.
Concept

Much of the energy distribution network, and the organisations that operate it, are mature organisations that have a deep reliance on data. Open data hasn’t been at the heart of the energy industry, but with an increase in awareness and evidence around the innovation potential that opening data brings, we believe that energy providers, DNOs, and others are ready to trail-blaze and demonstrate that they can open their data for the benefit of consumers, the economy and the environment. Hence we are requiring a partner to conduct a study for an open data demonstrator.

We are looking to work with a willing energy sector stalwart to map and solutionize about the challenges joining, cleaning, sharing and opening data in a way that protects commercial interests, but brings innovation into the organisation and the system it operates within, as well as broadening out applications and use cases. This could include understanding the technical, legal, governance, ownership, cultural, skillset and other barriers to data sharing. The project would also look to understand how such challenges could be responded to using tools that benefit the broader energy industry, by creating and communicating best practices. In the first instance, we look to work with an energy systems company to carry out a feasibility study around this concept.

Connected Places Catapult brings the following expertise:
  • Human-centric approach – service design, user research
  • Energy systems use cases
  • Product and data strategy
  • Data engineering and science proof of concepts
  • Convening and brokerage across ecosystems
  • Data access and sharing
  • Standards
We are looking for partners that can bring:
  • A business challenge around opening data for the energy sector
  • An understanding of challenges in data sharing. 

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