Energy Data User Needs

About this page/section

A page to document emerging energy data use cases and their specific data needs. The goal it to include enough detail to identify

Who is responsible for this page/section

@Richard Dobson ​​for this page and any child pages, unless stated otherwise

Page/section development Plan

This plan also applies to its child pages.

Create overview page
Create user needs template
Populate use case repository

Aims

The Modernising Energy Data Access (MEDA) competition was set up by Innovate UK and the Modernising Energy Data group to help develop the concept of a Common Data Architecture (CDA) for the Energy Sector. In order to develop the right infrastructure it is critical to understand what users are trying to achieve, how they would like to access data and in what formats they would prefer.

Within this page and all child pages we are documenting a number of key energy data use cases and their specific user needs which will help innovators to deliver value. The intention is that this will help those developing digital systems and data access solutions across the energy sector to create products and services which meet user needs and promote interoperability.

Approach

Within this page and child pages we are developing an open repository of energy data user needs which describe the kinds of data which innovators need, what needs to be linked and in what format it should be provided. We are aiming to highlight specific formats or structures that data users prefer and specific requirements for granularity, accuracy, completeness, consistency or timeliness of data.

Each user need case study describes the data requirements of a specific use case which has been contributed by one or more potential data user. Where there are use cases with similar user needs we may combine these to keep the repository of user needs concise but we will indicate that input has been provided by multiple parties.

This approach has been inspired by the IETF 'Request for Comments' approach that helped to drive the development, standardisation and growth of the internet - thanks for Paul Barnfather from EA Technology for the suggestion.

If you would like to contribute a use case or have any questions please contact: energydata@es.catapult.org.uk

User Needs

Stakeholder Type

Use Case

Stakeholder Type

Use Case

Use Case Curator

https://modernisingenergydata.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/MED/pages/838926339

  • Energy Services Provider (ESCo)

  • Energy Management Software Provider

https://modernisingenergydata.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/MED/pages/841777183

  • Domestic Energy Management Software Provider

  • Domestic Energy Management Service Provider

https://modernisingenergydata.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/MED/pages/842235944

  • Electric Vehicle Charge Point Manufacturers / Operators

  • Electric Vehicle Manufacturers

  • Local Authorities

https://modernisingenergydata.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/MED/pages/842399820

  • Energy Service Provider

  • Local Authorities

  • Investors

https://modernisingenergydata.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/MED/pages/885030913

  • Asset owners

  • Investors

  • Energy Service Providers

https://modernisingenergydata.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/MED/pages/1219166210

  • Homeowners and Tenants

  • Utility and Energy Suppliers

  • Distribution System Operators

  • Aggregators

  • Distributed Energy Suppliers

https://modernisingenergydata.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/MED/pages/1220837377

  • Aggregators

  • Distributed Energy Suppliers

  • Domestic Energy Management

https://modernisingenergydata.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/MED/pages/1221066755

  • Local energy market operator

  • Aggregators

  • Local Authorities

  • Energy Network Operators

https://modernisingenergydata.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/MED/pages/1220870151

  • Local energy market operator

  • Aggregators

  • Local Authorities

  • Energy Network Operators

https://modernisingenergydata.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/MED/pages/1220870158

  • Energy Service Provider

  • Local Authorities

  • Investors

https://modernisingenergydata.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/MED/pages/1273856003

  • Energy Service Providers

  • Homeowners and Tenants

https://modernisingenergydata.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/MED/pages/1221001247

  • Local Authorities

  • Social Housing Provider

  • Private Landlords

  • Investors

  • Homeowners and Tenants

https://modernisingenergydata.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/MED/pages/1221296159

  • Local Authorities

  • Investors

  • Network Operators

  • Asset Owners

  • Private Landlords

  • Building Owners

  • Utility Providers

https://modernisingenergydata.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/MED/pages/1322876943

  • Energy Suppliers

  • Aggregators

  • Energy Storage Owners

  • Homeowners and Tenants

  • Network Operators

  • Energy Management Service Provider

https://modernisingenergydata.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/MED/pages/1332215812

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