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Ofgem: Data and digitalisation- Discovery

Fund Name

Ofgem: Data and digitalisation- Discovery

Project Length

2 Months

Project Value

Up to £150,000



Your project must address the overarching requirements of the Strategic Innovation Fund (SIF), as stipulated in the SIF Governance Document. Over the three phases, applicants must demonstrate that projects deliver a net benefit to network consumers through:

  • Energy bill cost reductions
  • Carbon emission reduction
  • Access to revenues for users of energy network services; or introducing products, processes and services that are new to the UK energy market

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Fund Details

Your project must address, Users and their context, Constraints affecting the problem or wider context, Opportunities for improvement, and Environmental impacts.

As a minimum you must directly address at least one as the primary focus of the proposed project:

  • More transparent and effective pricing and allocation of reinforcement costs in relation to new connections
  • How you will work in the open and utilise open-source approaches wherever appropriate
  • Publication of searchable metadata of datasets produced through the project
  • Enterprise and business processes to facilitate the flow of data within and between organisations
  • Enabling consumers to use their data to engage in energy system innovation whilst maintaining privacy and security
  • How interconnected assets can help network customers and consumers to interact with and support the energy networks
  • How to improve the visibility of infrastructure and assets, for instance, new digital infrastructure or novel uses of sensor and communications technologies
  • The interoperability of software platforms and data with other infrastructure sectors
  • How novel uses of data and digital platforms can significantly improve network planning, modelling, and forecasting capabilities


To lead a project, you must:

  • Be a licenced: gas distribution network, transmission network operator, or electricity system operator
  • Partner with at least one other energy network licensee holding a different category of network licence, for example a gas transporter, electricity system operator, electricity transmission, electricity distribution or other energy network licenced company
  • Work with researchers or private sector or organisations with technical capabilities in data and digital technologies
  • Work with relevant data owners and processors
  • Work with at least one other organisation as your subcontractor

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