Energy data sharing beta test aims to help UK go to net zero
Open Energy Initiative Aims To Make Data Work More Difficult To Achieve Net Zero
Eight organizations, including Quantenergy and DTSquared, have signed up to participate in the first official beta test of a new energy data sharing service to help the UK reach net zero.
Open Energy’s goal is to radically facilitate the sharing of energy data, giving users access to energy data held by thousands of organizations and institutions across the UK, and streamlining the process. complex licensing and security checks.
The Open Energy service is developed by the non-profit organization Icebreaker One which aims to make data harder to reach to reach net zero. It received the support of the British government and the support of Ofgem.
“We bring the energy industry together to understand their data needs and to provide a world-class operational service that makes it easy to find, access and securely share energy data,” said Gavin Starks, CEO and Founder of ‘Icebreaker One.
“Right now, it’s too difficult to find and use the essential energy data needed to plan our clean energy future, to unlock innovation and efficiency in business. Access to data is a major obstacle on our way to net zero, and we aim to remove it. This will help organizations save money across the industry and enable them to build our energy future. “
He continued, “Testing open energy with real, innovative companies is an important step in our journey to make data more efficient to deliver net zero. “
Open Energy will provide a powerful search engine to facilitate the search for published energy data, and a governance service, which will automate the legal and security controls necessary to share data that cannot be published openly.
“Access to data is a major obstacle on our way to net zero, and we aim to remove it. This will help organizations save money across the industry and enable them to build our energy future ”
“Open Energy is vital for the energy sector if we are to achieve our net zero ambition,” Aneysha Minocha, founder of Quantenergy, one of the organizations participating in the beta test.
“Data is at the heart of our low-carbon digital future. As an innovator, Open Energy addresses a key sticking point – the time and effort spent on licensing and accessing data. It was a pleasure to test the services at the start of this extremely important journey.
“Open Energy means we can help our customers publish open and, more importantly, sensitive data sets. The direct result will be more diverse datasets available to all, which will allow us to make the data work harder as we collectively move towards the UK’s goal of net zero by 2050, ”added Alex Arnold, data consultant at DTSquared.
“The rapid progress made means the end of lengthy licensing and data authentication negotiations for open and sensitive data sets, allowing us to focus on helping our customers take full advantage of the power.” Datas. “
Icebreaker One is a UK-based non-profit organization that works harder to deliver net-zero, working in agriculture, energy, transport, water and the built world.
Quantenergy is an innovator that delivers intelligent, data-driven information to optimize cleantech investment decisions, achieve net zero goals and save money for the built environment. Its mission is to enable a quantum leap in carbon reductions using quantitative data.
DTSquared is a specialist independent consulting firm that solves business challenges and unlocks opportunities using the power of data.
The program will be rolled out across the UK from autumn 2021. Organizations can apply to participate in the beta test at energydata.org.uk/join-us-as-a-beta-tester
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