Delivering Energy Data Taskforce recommendations

Publication date
9th July 2019
Information types
Policy areas

We are delivering 

Following the recent publication of the Energy Data Taskforce (EDTF) report, Ofgem, in collaboration with BEIS and Innovate UK, is deciding on the specific and immediate steps that the sector needs to take to keep the momentum from the EDTF going and realise the vision of a modern, digitised energy system. Ofgem is also learning whether the findings are applicable to other energy data.

Don't stop your work

We know many organisations are already working to progress the energy market's data agenda. Our message to you is: please don't stop. Keep working on your projects to deliver consumer benefits. Though, we do suggest that you reflect on the EDTF report and its data vision. Ask yourselves, whether there are opportunities for your work to better align itself to the EDTF principles and recommendations and so help realise that vision. Even if you consider the data you work with to be outside the scope of the EDTF definition of Energy System Data (see page 7 of the report), do still ask yourselves, "Can these recommendations and ways of working also be of benefit to consumers for my work?"

Work with us

Over the coming weeks we will be contacting energy data users to see how they believe the desired outcomes from the EDTF recommendations can be achieved and to learn what their organisations are already doing to improve their data processes and meeting the data needs of their stakeholders. Don't wait for us to contact you. If you have specific suggestions for how the EDTF vision is best realised, get in touch with us and share your action plan. Please contact us at OfgemDataServices@ofgem.gov.uk. Help us understand:

  1. What do you think the priority next steps should be?
  2. What data projects you are working on that the EDTF report did not include.
  3. What early benefits can be achieved?
  4. How applicable do you think the EDTF recommendations are to other energy data and to data beyond the energy market?

We look forward to hearing from you!