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 is 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 and 2022 to reach as many interested groups as possible. If you would like to get involved, please drop a line to Tamar, and watch this space for further information.

Activity to date

You can find out more by taking a look at the following videos and publications (the most recent first).

Between December 2021 and January 2022, we looked more closely at how DNO data can support planning for net zero. The findings of this work are summarised in the following report:

The launch of UK Power Networks’ data portal:

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:

Regen’s first contribution to the project was 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.

People on this project

Tamar Bourne
Head of smart energy
Tamar is the head of smart energy at Regen. She strives to be at…
Ky Hoare
Project manager - community and local energy
Ky specialises in local energy issues and supports the delivery of Regen’s community energy…
Merlin Hyman
Chief executive
Merlin leads Regen’s mission to transform how we generate, supply and use energy. Merlin…
Tamsyn Lonsdale-Smith
Energy analyst
Tamsyn is a new starter at Regen as an energy analyst intern and will…

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