The OpenLV Project is trialling an open software platform in electricity substations that can monitor substation performance and electricity demand.

This will host applications provided by a diverse set of developers, such as community groups, businesses and universities, providing a variety of services to network operators, communities and the wider industry.

Project duration: June 2017 to April 2020

Open Lv

As part of the OpenLV project, the software will be installed in 80 Low Voltage (LV) distribution substations located in Western Power Distribution’s (WPD’s) licence areas – the Midlands, the South West and South Wales. The software could ultimately be deployed in every LV and High Voltage (HV) substation in Great Britain.

Regen is working alongside the Centre for Sustainable Energy to explore whether the software platform can be used by community groups and to understand whether apps can be developed and installed that they can benefit from.

OpenLV is a Western Power Distribution project, funded by the Network Innovation Competition, and delivered by EA Technology.

If you would like to use electricity network data, perhaps develop an app, please complete our short survey here:


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To find out more about the Open LV project, contact Tamar Bourne at


People on this project

Tamar Bourne
Senior project manager - smart energy lead
Tamar leads Regen’s smart energy and innovative supply work. Past projects include: writing the…

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