Consultation on Data Best Practice guidance and Digitalisation Strategy and Action Plan guidance

  • Upcoming
  • Open
  • Closed (awaiting decision)
  • Closed (with decision)

Publication date

Closing date

Industry sector

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

Scheme name

  • CCL
  • Domestic RHI
  • ECO
  • FIT
  • GER
  • Non-Domestic RHI
  • REGO
  • RO
  • SEG
  • WHD


We are consulting on regulatory requirements that energy network companies will have to comply with. These requirements are two sets of guidance: Data Best Practice (DBP) and Digitalisation Strategy and Action Plan (DSAP) guidance. For each guidance we are additionally publishing Supporting Information, which is aimed at assisting practitioners working to comply with the guidance. 

In line with the decision we made for our Forward Work Programme 2021/22, we are also proposing to establish DBP and DSAP guidance as our standards for data and digitalisation regulation, to be followed by relevant regulated entities and by Ofgem itself. 

Finally for this consultation, we are also seeking views about the design and scope of our upcoming data and digital monopolies review. 

The deadline for responding to this consultation was 5pm on 24 June 2021.

The responses we received for the consultation are included below. We are currently reviewing these responses and will publish our decision document in due course.

Respond name

Greg Johnston

Respond telephone