Energy Sector Trust Framework (ESTF, ‘Open Energy’)

ESTF Services (‘Open Energy’)

Energy Sector Trust Framework Services include:

  1. Registry of Assured Organisations:
  2. Creation, iteration and maintenance of common data infrastructure definitions:
  3. Public catalogue of indexed data:

The ESTF acts as the entry point for organisations who wish to join a data-sharing Scheme in the Energy Sector.

It comprises basic principles and practices, as well as general legal terms and conditions that remove friction from joining individual Schemes and other Trust Frameworks, and align all members to a common baseline of service provision.

The ESTF enables organizations to commit to publishing assurable Open Data.

The Registry lists all organizations registered for IB1 Trust Frameworks. The ESTF is dedicated to the energy sector.

Members must opt-in to the ESTF Terms & Conditions (using this form). If you have any questions or would like assistance, please contact


Trust Framework Principles

Trust Frameworks are designed to be:

  1. Cohesive: Common rules across markets 
  2. Interoperable: Common processes, frameworks, connections
  3. Legal: Common frameworks for data rights, liability, redress
  4. Controlled: Common, rights-based permission/consent management for access to data
  5. Universal: Open to the whole market