My Account

Post: Automation, digitalisation and data are key to UK’s energy plans

Insights

Energy management insights for
better business decisions
Home | Automation, digitalisation and data are key to UK’s energy plans

Posted 4 months ago | 2 minute read

Automation, digitalisation and data are key to UK’s energy plans

The Energy Digitalisation Taskforce has called on the energy sector to deliver interoperability and make use of automation and device-to-device communications to improve efficiencies.

In its report, published on 17 January, the Taskforce said the development and deployment of limited, common digital assets has the potential to create a radically different energy system, driven by open-source software and open standards.

It called on the energy sector to

The report also set out a “prices to devices strategy”, looking at how data can be used to manage energy usage and production. The taskforce recommended the government to mandate that all significant energy assets with consumption of 2kWh or more to provide a minimum level of control hardware and IP connectivity.

The taskforce is collaboration between the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Ofgem and Innovate UK, aims to drive digitisation as a core component of transformation in the energy sector.

GridBeyond Managing Director UK & Ireland Mark Davis said:

“Digitalisation is essential in decarbonising our energy system if we’re to meet our net zero targets. Without it the system will not be able to manage the growing complexities of a decarbonised system.

“Data must be integral to everything that we, as an industry, do. Not only must it be used to provide real-time monitoring of our systems and allow for a more flexible network in the future, but it must also play a role in determining our direction and decision making.”

Gridbeyond's Energy Opportunity Calculator

Enjoyed this content? Why not share it: