A new Energy Digitalisation Taskforce (EDiT) is being launched today by the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy, in partnership with Ofgem and Innovate UK, to continue the Government’s focus on modernising the energy system to unlock flexibility and drive clean growth towards net zero emissions by 2050.

EDiT will consider the market design, digital architecture and governance of a modern digitalised energy system and follows the highly influential Energy Data Taskforce which initiated a wave of energy data activity across government, the regulator and industry.

This Taskforce, like its predecessor, is run by Energy Systems Catapult and chaired by Laura Sandys.

Minister of State for Business, Energy and Clean Growth, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, said: “Digitalisation is vital to reaching the UK’s ambitious world-leading climate change target.

“We need a smart and flexible energy system to harness energy from low carbon sources such as the sun and wind, to power our homes, businesses and vehicles. This means technologies – from solar panels and electric vehicles, to heat pumps and batteries – will need to be smarter, sharing information with one another.

“This is especially important with more technologies added every day to an already complex energy system, 600,000 heat pumps could be installed per year by 2028; and with all new cars and vans required to be zero emissions from 2035, the number of electric vehicles connected to the energy network will soar.

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