Elexon is joining forces with Icebreaker One as part of Open Energy, the service that revolutionises the way data is shared across the energy sector to make sure the UK achieves its net zero goals.

A proof-of-concept project between Open Energy and Elexon has already been completed. It integrated ten data sets from the new Elexon Kinnect Insights Solution with Icebreaker One’s Open Energy service. 

The available data initially includes open data sets that provide a forward view of electricity availability from generation and interconnector capacity and historic views of the electricity generation fuel mix. Data consumers can build a picture of where GB electricity has originated from, using the data sets exposed on the platform. 

New data sets

Now that the integration has been established, Elexon plans to make more data available on the Open Energy platform as development of the Kinnect Insights Solution progresses. This may include some shared data sets, which Elexon will manage through the Icebreaker One Trust Framework that enables secure access control.

In addition to providing essential market data, Elexon will also offer its expertise to companies and innovators working with Icebreaker One, helping make use of Elexon’s wealth of data on the wholesale electricity market to develop new products and services.

Speeding up the energy data revolution

Peter Stanley, Director of Digital Operations at Elexon, said: “As the energy industry evolves and develops new products, systems and services to meet net zero targets, we will all increasingly rely on data and data insights. This will mean higher volumes of data running through industry systems, and more market participants interacting with the data. It’s essential that this data is both open and securely managed, in order to facilitate the levels of innovation and change that the industry needs.”

Gavin Starks, CEO and Founder at Icebreaker One, said: “We’re delighted to join forces with Elexon to speed up the UK’s energy data revolution. Enhancing access to and use of Elexon’s data sets through Open Energy will help accelerate our collective mission to unlock access to energy data across the whole of the sector. 

“Better access to data is crucial to delivering net zero – from installing more electric vehicle charge points to adding more renewables to our energy grid. We must modernise the way we share data – but we won’t get there without changing the way we share data. This is why more businesses, public bodies and non-profits are tapping into the power of Open Energy to drive action towards our net zero future.”

Elexon joins other key industry organisations whose data is already indexed with Open Energy, including SSE, Western Power Distribution, and National Grid ESO.  

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