Success story

UK Power Networks supports energy transition through innovative open data portal and community

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UK Power Networks (UKPN) is the UK’s largest distribution network and system operator, responsible for power distribution to 8.3 million homes and businesses. Due to the energy transition its business model is changing fundamentally, moving from a linear approach of transmitting power to its customers to a much more active, distributed model.

Data sharing is essential to managing this complex ecosystem, to ensure resilience, enable innovation and strengthen relationships with stakeholders.

UK Power Networks energy transition open data
38
datasets
5,000
users
4 months
implementation time

Successfully moving to a Net Zero world heavily depends on open data – ours and that of our ecosystem partners. It has to be interoperable, readily consumable and drive near real-time insight. We therefore wanted to break down barriers and build a community of stakeholders around our data.

Matt Webb
Head of Enterprise Data Management, UK Power Networks

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