Accelerate Decarbonisation while keeping energy bills low through data and digital

Decarbonisation and decentralisation are transforming the energy sector, offering new opportunities to deliver a more productive, efficient and cost reflective Energy System.

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The Challenge

The energy sector faces a unique set of challenges which have hindered the progress towards a more digitalised, data rich system.

  • Fragmentation

    It is hard to build a business case for collecting data when costs and benefits are distributed unevenly across many organisations.

  • Power Imbalance

    An inequality of influence exists between incumbents and challengers. Regulated monopoly cooperation is often ‘make or break’ for innovative technologies and business models.

  • Culture

    Risk aversion tends to create a preference for command and control rather than collaborative, data driven solutions.

  • Skills

    It is hard to get the right combination of data, energy and engineering talent.

Delivering a modern, digitalised Energy System

Our way of working sits at the heart of digital transformation of UK energy sector.

  • 2017 to 2020

    • Ofgem data transformation programme

    • Delivery led by a team of people who predominantly all now work for Zühlke

    • Ofgem learned from Zühlke people how to execute a data strategy

  • 2019

    • Data agenda is placed as 1st step on the critical path to UK's plan to achieve Net Zero

    • The Energy Data Taskforce forms

    • Technical data strategy input led by Ofgem

  • 2019 to 2020

    • Ofgem requires DNOs to publish digital strategy, to unlock data to achieve UK plan for net zero

    • Innovate UK, BEIS and Ofgem kick-off Modernising Energy data Access Competition

  • 2020 to 2021

    • Ofgem requires DNOs to update their digital strategies

    • DNOs ask Zühlke for feedback input to their digital strategy

    • Innovate UK, BEIS and Ofgem kick-off Modernising Energy data Access Applications (MEDapps) competition

    Zühlke partner with a DNO and an oil company to apply for MEDapps funding

    Response to the National Data Strategy by Zühlke and Heather Savory

Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Investor Application

Zuhlke has been awarded R&D funding to develop the first stage of its new Electric Vehicle Infrastructure App by the government body UKRI, as part of its £102.5 million Prospering from the Energy Revolution programme.

Our application is for commercial investors in electric vehicle energy infrastructure who need up-to-date understanding of current and planned initiatives and the energy system as it changes in accordance with achieving the UK’s net-zero goals.

  • Provide curated access to core standards compliant data and models, with a facility to build run-time simulations of investment models

  • Collaborative, cloud-based, curated modelling environment with open-source aspects

  • Free-to-use and additional paid premium information/features that cuts through the complexity of acquiring the core knowledge that is inherently held by the technical leadership within distribution network operators

  • An inequality of influence exists between incumbents and challengers. Regulated monopoly cooperation is often ‘make or break’ for innovative technologies and business models.

Led by our UK energy & Utilities Leadership

  • Dan Klein / Director Solutions Centre

    Experience:

    Ofgem Data Transformation
    Smart DCC Smart Meter Demand Simulator
    Audi Electric Vehicle Data Transformation
    Toyota Digital Transformation
    ONS Data Transformation
    Rolls-Royce Marine Autonomous Lower Carbon Ships

    daniel.klein@zuhlke.com

  • Steven Steer / Lead Data Consultant

    Experience:

    Energy Data Taskforce Sectoral-digitalisation policy
    Ofgem Data & Digitalisation regulation
    Cross-government Modernising Energy Data programme
    EDF Energy Commodities data science & policy Insights
    University of Cambridge Research, energy economics

    email@zuhlke.com

  • Jonathan Cook / Business Dev Director Energy & Utilities

    Experience:

    Ofgem Data Transformation
    Smart DCC Smart Meter Demand Simulator
    Audi Electric Vehicle Data Transformation
    ONS Data Transformation
    Rolls-Royce Marine Autonomous Lower Carbon Ships

    jonathan.cook@zuhlke.com

 

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