Delivering net-zero: How better data sharing can help innovation in UK energy
WHEN: 16 September 2020
Main session — Panel discussion on Open Energy
Main session — Bryony Worthington and James Lovelock
The Open Banking movement has shown how a sector can transform at a global scale when it reimagines data access and data infrastructure. We believe that the same principle can apply to the energy sector.
Imagine, if at the point of investment, that an investor could demand that the data-flows demonstrate net-zero; at the points of design, construction, operation and decommissioning. Imagine if they could incentivise provable net-zero delivery at each point in this supply chain!
Icebreaker One has launched Open Energy to explore how we can share information across the entire energy network to keep the lights on and drive towards net-zero. The approach focuses on a systemic shift in culture and practice, rather than on developing new technologies. But is the sector ready? Can the energy industry adapt rapidly to a different way of working, aligned with the UK’s National Data Strategy? What will be the challenges along the way and can the energy sector become a positive driver of net-zero?
Join us for a panel discussion with industry leaders and thinkers to talk about how we make open energy a reality.
- Gavin Starks, Founder, Icebreaker One;
- Rosie McGlynn, Senior Programme Manager, PassivSystems;
- Steven Steer, Head of Data, Ofgem;
- Steve Field, IT Lead – Distribution System Operation, ScottishPower Energy Networks;
- Sarah Merrick, CEO & Founder, Ripple Energy;
- James Johnston, CEO & Co-Founder of Piclo; and
- Dinker Bhardwaj, Head of Data Policy, Smart Energy, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).