We worked with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Ofgem and Innovate UK to support with the development of the UKs first Energy Digitalisation Strategy. We developed ways to visualise and communicate a complex subject area using infographics.

Project duration: March 2021 – June 2021

The use of energy data has huge potential to support and accelerate our transition to net zero. For example, the digitisation of energy infrastructure assets will enable better management and planning, which is essential for integrating a growing number of low carbon technologies. Making energy data open, at the same time as improving its quality, accessibility and interoperability, will allow innovators, academics, local authorities, policy makers and many others to make more informed decisions, as well as develop new products and services that can help us decarbonise.

The Energy Digitalisation Strategy is available to download here.

Regen helped visualise the whole strategy through the following graphic, which summarises the approaches and actions required to overcome barriers.

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Energy Digitalisation Strategy 2021

We also worked with BEIS, Ofgem and Innovate UK to explore how a consumer journey could be improved through further digitalisation of the energy sector. We chose a consumer heating scenario. The following interactive infographic shows how a consumer journey could interact with network operators, innovators and a number of different data systems and services. You can also explore the graphic here.



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Regen is supporting UK Power Networks to develop its open data offering. Our aim is to develop a collaborative community of open data users that can help shape and develop the data services provided by UKPN.

Project duration: June 2021 to present


As we progress to net zero, the electricity networks will be required to connect significantly more low carbon technologies and to intelligently plan and manage their networks. Opening up electricity network data can enable innovators to create new products and services, it can drive up performance and deliver benefits for customers. Open data will play an important part in enabling smarter and more efficient ways of working.

Regen will be working with users and stakeholders to raise awareness of the opportunities and to identify:

  • What do people want data for (the use case)? And what other ideas can we come up with?
  • How do they want to access it (the user design requirements)? And can we design the perfect service together?

We will be engaging through multiple channels during 2021 to reach as many interested groups as possible. If you would like to get involved, please drop a line to Tamar tbourne@regen.co.uk, and watch this space for further information.

As part of the project, Regen conducted a high-end literature review of stakeholder engagement findings in open energy data to date to inform future engagement. The review of literature on open data engagement in the energy sector can be read here:

The data that sits behind the analysis of use cases is available here.

You can also watch the launch webinar for the Enabling open energy data programme below:

During the launch webinar, we asked stakeholders about what was most important to them and how they would like to engage going forward. The findings from this exercise are summarised in the report below:

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Regen is working with Devon County Council to set up a Devon renewable electricity tariff that supports local, preferably community owned, generation.

Project duration: June 2020 to present

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Regen has been working with local authorities, community groups and licensed suppliers for many years to explore different approaches to local supply. The main problem we always come up against is that, despite it making sense to balance generation and demand locally, there are no financial benefits from doing so within current regulations (unless you have a private wire network).

Plus, without widespread rollout of smart meters and half hourly settlement of domestic and small commercial customer bills, there is no incentive for customers to shift their demand to times of high local generation through smart tariffs.

But instead of waiting for the situation to change, we are working with Devon County Council and a number of licensed suppliers to set up a simple, flat rate tariff that is a fraction higher than the going rate and enables them to buy their equivalent annual consumption from local generators. We are also looking for a supplier that is willing to contribute a little extra to the pot in return for help recruiting (hopefully) lots of ‘sticky’ customers.

The ultimate goal is for the supplier to be able to offer new community owned generation projects a higher power purchase agreement (PPA) that enables them to be built, when they otherwise would not have been able to.

This is the briefing that we shared with licensed suppliers to stimulate conversations about what is and isn’t possible. The briefing sets out what we wanted the tariff to achieve and the potential role of the supplier.

Devon Renewable Electricity Tariff Briefing


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People on this project

Olly Frankland
Olly Frankland
Project manager
Olly manages a wide variety of complex projects. He has developed a strong knowledge…
Jodie Giles
Jodie Giles
Senior project manager - communities
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Rachel Hayes
Rachel Hayes
Associate director
Rachel is currently on secondment, in the strategy team in the Cabinet Office working…
Ky Hoare
Ky Hoare
Local energy coordinator
Ky specialises in local energy issues and supports the delivery of Regen’s community energy…
Hannah Stanley
Hannah Stanley
Events manager
Hannah is part of Regen’s events, membership and communication team to help keep our…

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