In June we reconvened the Open Energy Steering Group meeting. The Steering Group is comprised of a wide range of industry leaders and subject matter experts, representing a cross section of private and public players with a unique contribution. The Steering Group plays a critical role in Open Energy’s development, providing us with a sector perspective that ensures that Open Energy is designed for and with the energy industry.

We discussed recent news in the energy sector – including the Energy Bill making its way through parliament, the National Audit Office’s report on the smart meter roll out, and the most recent Climate Change Committee’s report, including its assessment that the UK has lost the world leading role in net zero and that it had reduced confidence in the UK meeting its climate change goals.  

The group discussed the Strategy and Policy Statement for energy policy in Great Britain (currently open for consultation), had an update on Open Energy, and on the passage of the Data Bill and discussed the many and various initiatives in the energy sector. 

The Steering Group heard about Perseus’ launch at Parliament on Tuesday, June 27th and discussed how trust frameworks can work in the finance/energy sectors through Perseus, the value in focussing on one aspect which can be delivered, and the complex stakeholder management required.

Key insights from the Steering Group:

  • There are many programmes developing within the energy sector, it would be valuable and essential for overarching visibility of these programmes, and understanding what links them together
  • It is essential to use consistent, well defined language in guidance to ensure consistent interpretation and implementation
  • It is important for this Steering Group to develop a positioning statement to articulate the foundational nature of getting data governance right, and other key principles.

How you can support:

  • Perseus  — If you are involved in energy and net zero, please join this ambitious national initiative to automate carbon reporting for all SMEs  — To go far, we go together