If we award you funding you will have access to a number of resources. BEIS, Ofgem and the Energy Networks Association (ENA) will give consultative support on domain-specific topics. This includes the legal aspects of data management and access to representative data that allows for end-to-end feature testing (data ingestion, integration and visualisation or modelling).
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Structure of challenge
After phase 1 the challenge will broadly follow the structure below, in accordance with GDS agile principles.
Phase 2: alpha (3 months)
You will aim to prove that a solution can be built by delivering a piece of functionality that validates the approach and roadmap. We plan to select 2 of the 3 phase 1 projects to take part. The main output of the phase will be an alpha, which will follow GDS principles including these elements and others as appropriate:
- de-risking evidence
- refined approach and design
- refined user personas and journeys
- refined roadmap, epics, and initial stories
- refined team for next phase
Phase 3: private beta (6 months)
You will deliver a minimum viable product (MVP) and invite real users, although it will not be opened to the public. We plan to select one project from Phase 2 to participate in this phase. The phase will follow GDS principles, and the main outputs will include these elements and others as appropriate:
- MVP and further iterations
- roadmap to live
- stakeholders communications plan
- user feedback
- key performance indicators (KPIs)
- future vision
- ‘art of the possible’
In June of 2019, Energy System Catapult UK published the Energy Data Taskforce: A Strategy for a Modern Digitalised Energy System report. In this report, Catapult UK advocates for energy data, asset and infrastructure visibility. They outline 3 building blocks to support the realisation of this vision:
- Asset registration strategy.
- Data catalogue.
- Digital system map.
Together BEIS, Ofgem and Innovate UK have performed an initial analysis and have endorsed enabling these building blocks. Further work has identified all of the building blocks need a common data architecture.