Outcomes from the ONS Energy Data Visibility Project discovery phase

Reports, plans and updates

Publication date

Industry sector

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

What is the Energy Data Visibility Project?

The Energy Data Visibility Project was commissioned by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) 28 January 2020 as part of the Modernising Energy Data (MED) programme. It focuses specifically on the Energy Data Task Force report’s recommendation 3, outlining how the energy sector’s data needs to be more visible. The project discovery phase (initial user needs research and problem description) was awarded to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). In response to EDTF recommendation 3, ONS agreed to investigate the following:

Evidencing and identifying recommendations to take forward into an Alpha to test how best to make data “discoverable, searchable, and understandable”.

The outcomes of the Energy Data Visibility discovery are listed below. Links to the documents are given at the end of the document.

  • Discovery Report
  • Data visibility - Research Insights playback - Round 1
  • Data visibility - Survey insights
  • Discussion guide - 2
  • Discussion guide - 3
  • End of Discovery service design overview
  • Personas and user journeys
  • Research plan

What next for the Energy Data Visibility project?

BEIS has issued a tender for the continuation of this work into an Alpha phase. You can find out more about this tender and how to apply on this webpage. The tender will be open from 22 February 2021 to 23 March 2021 and is for £370,000.

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