Use of AI within the energy sector call for input

Call for input

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Industry sector

  • Distribution Network
  • Generation and Wholesale Market
  • Offshore Transmission Network
  • Supply and Retail Market
  • Transmission Network

We are seeking views on proposals about how Artificial Intelligence (AI) should be used responsibly and safely in the energy sector to encourage more innovation.

Who should respond

We would like views from people and organisations within the energy sector who are either using or looking to use AI. 

We would also like to hear from technology companies and AI developers who provide AI services within the sector.

We particularly welcome responses from consumer groups, charities and academia as well as other stakeholders and those working on AI policy.


We think that the use of AI within the energy sector can help improve planning, management and real-time operation of the energy system. AI is already being used by the energy sector across England, Scotland and Wales (Great Britain). It is creating efficiencies; however, it also has challenges and risks.

The Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) has set out what regulators should do to make sure that the sectors they regulate follow the UK’s AI regulatory principles in their ‘A Pro-Innovation Approach to AI Regulation’ AI White Paper. 

As the energy regulator for Great Britain, we are providing an outline of our strategic approach to the use of AI and what we aim to do in line with these principles.

We will be measured by the Office of AI, part of DSIT, on how we guide the energy sector to use AI responsibly, to enable innovation through good practice. The proposed recommendations in this call for input set out how we intend to deal with both the opportunities and risks.

Why your views matter 

We want to make sure people and companies within the energy sector use AI in a responsible and innovative way, as part of the UK government’s AI principles.

Your responses to this call for input will help us to develop our regulatory strategy about how AI is used within the energy sector now and in the future.

How to respond

The call for input closed on 17 May 2024. Read our proposals about the use of AI within the energy sector in our call for input. If you have any questions about our AI regulation work, you can email