Open data is at the top of the agenda for the UK’s energy and water companies – driven by the belief that a new approach to data will speed innovation both within and between companies and in so doing, act as a vital enabler for the transition to net zero.

This report by Utility Week in association with Amazon Web Services tells the story of open data in UK utilities. It explains what open data is and the benefits for energy and water companies, and their customers. It provides insight into the current state of open data thinking in the UK and speaks to the individuals leading some of the most important open data projects. It dives deep into the challenges, risks and benefits – and charts the path ahead.

The Energy Digitalisation Taskforce has set out a vision for open data in energy – but how far has the industry come, and where are we with key projects such as the digital spine? Open data is no less important to water, but the sector has further to go – which projects are forging the way, and how?