A digital future

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Digitalisation of the energy system is at the heart of WPD’s transition to build a smart and efficient energy system supporting the UK's clear commitment to net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

The requirements of our network are changing, driven by customers’ needs, decentralisation of generation now connected throughout our network and decarbonisation focussed on the increasing transition of the transport and heat sectors to electricity.

We welcome the Energy System Catapult’s Energy Data Taskforce report, setting out a number of expectations and recommendations, which has further sped up the digitalisation journey across the energy sector. Our strategy uses the five key recommendations as guiding principles to support digitalisation and drive value and visibility of data. We have benchmarked our current position, where we will be at the end of RIIO-ED1 and ED2 against these five key recommendations. This will enable a consistent approach to understanding our progress as we recognise it’s important to provide regular and purposeful updates of our progress.

We are committed to digitalising our business to ensure that we remain an efficient and effective operator of our network and deliver data and solutions in the right format, at the right time to customers and stakeholders to meet their needs and ambitions.

Our focus to improve our data management, increase network insight and operation and to presume data as open will ensure that we deliver these aims to further improve our business efficiency, turn our data in to information to benefit customers, deliver insight for network capacity and connection planning and new service propositions. Our transition to a digitalised business through our Strategy, Roadmap and Action Plan will have to be revolutionary, building on initial developments through our distribution system operator transition and innovation programme and cover all parts of our business.

We’ve already started a number of developments; it’s now possible to view much of our data in a variety of formats from our Energy Data Hub and we’ve invested in an Integrated Network Model, ensuring we have a single source of the truth for our data, providing greater detail for us and our customers to benefit from.

Please take part in the survey below to help us shape the digital future.

Digitalisation of the energy system is at the heart of WPD’s transition to build a smart and efficient energy system supporting the UK's clear commitment to net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

The requirements of our network are changing, driven by customers’ needs, decentralisation of generation now connected throughout our network and decarbonisation focussed on the increasing transition of the transport and heat sectors to electricity.

We welcome the Energy System Catapult’s Energy Data Taskforce report, setting out a number of expectations and recommendations, which has further sped up the digitalisation journey across the energy sector. Our strategy uses the five key recommendations as guiding principles to support digitalisation and drive value and visibility of data. We have benchmarked our current position, where we will be at the end of RIIO-ED1 and ED2 against these five key recommendations. This will enable a consistent approach to understanding our progress as we recognise it’s important to provide regular and purposeful updates of our progress.

We are committed to digitalising our business to ensure that we remain an efficient and effective operator of our network and deliver data and solutions in the right format, at the right time to customers and stakeholders to meet their needs and ambitions.

Our focus to improve our data management, increase network insight and operation and to presume data as open will ensure that we deliver these aims to further improve our business efficiency, turn our data in to information to benefit customers, deliver insight for network capacity and connection planning and new service propositions. Our transition to a digitalised business through our Strategy, Roadmap and Action Plan will have to be revolutionary, building on initial developments through our distribution system operator transition and innovation programme and cover all parts of our business.

We’ve already started a number of developments; it’s now possible to view much of our data in a variety of formats from our Energy Data Hub and we’ve invested in an Integrated Network Model, ensuring we have a single source of the truth for our data, providing greater detail for us and our customers to benefit from.

Please take part in the survey below to help us shape the digital future.