Data & digital resources

The collection, aggregation and sharing of data is a vital component of how we will reach net zero. It underpins business models and allows for the demonstration of environmental and community benefit. There is no one size fits all approach to how data is recorded but ensuring the interoperability of methods could allow for further growth of renewables in a flexible energy system of the future. 

For community energy initiatives at the cutting edge of data sharing, see our case studies section here. 

CEE has also collated a number of other key links:

  • Electricity Networks' Association - summary of the data request tools and other iniatives across DNOs.  
  • Northern Powergrid - Demand Avaliability Map to help groups map connection capacity in their area. Other DNOs should also offer. 
  • OpenLV (now closed) - a groundbreaking project started in 2019 opening up energy data to community energy groups (download below, Sept 2020). More info here

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