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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

Deadline

17.11.2021

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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

Eligibility

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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