As the UK transitions to a low-carbon economy, the emerging, decentralised energy generation and distribution system will include diverse components ranging from wind farms and solar panels to electric vehicle charge points and heat pumps. All these components will need to communicate with networks, market platforms and each other and that calls for digital solutions to manage the safe and straightforward transfer of data.
OFGEM is already asking licence holders to accelerate digital transformation across the network. The regulator with soon expect data to be ‘presumed open’ unless companies can give a good reason why not.
The RIIO-ED2 price control framework calls on distribution network operators (DNOs) to come up with a Digitalisation Strategy and Action Plan (DSAP) that conforms to best practice guidance for ensuring open access to data.
Embracing open data will be a big change for many organisations in the energy sector. Wherever you are on your journey, NTT DATA can help you transform your data environment, paving the way for new technologies and management processes to go beyond compliance and boost your business.