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Lunchtime Lecture

12th December 2014

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Lecture Question:
Can open data help bring us clean, local and
affordable energy?

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Challenge #1 Data is hard to access
Meter readings are taken every half-hour from renewable
generators (above 30kW in size)
By default, this billable data is:
- Not accessible by owner (or 3rd parties)
- Extreme latency: dispatched to the supplier in a batch
the day after
Why can’t data owners have more control over who gets
access?
- 3rd parties (like OU)
- Or Open Access?

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Challenge #2 Archaic ID Administration
MPAN - Meter Point Administration Number
13 digit unique identifier - i.e. 12 000 60700 400
- No open access to database (only via your utility
supplier or local grid operator)
- Mistakes are the norm (not associated with right
meter, or meters that do not have an MPAN)
- Problem: Switching supplier takes 6 weeks, and often
takes longer to tidy up previous bill payments
- Suggestions for a better administration system?
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Challenge #3 Hidden Brokerage Fees
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4%

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Online Auction
Customers expect?

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Challenge #4 Closed by default
The entire industry is closed by default
No open marketplace for buying renewable generation
- Utilities have no benchmark for competitive rates
- Generators don’t know where to get the best rates
- (Even the Government has no visibility!)

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Our Story (Part 2)
Q1 2013
Open Utility
is founded

The hard work begins...
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2014

2015

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Launch comparison
service for renewable
generators

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Our Story (Part 3)
Q1 2013
Open Utility
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Q4 2014
DECC Project Starts!
£500k of funding

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Operational Pilot
UK’s first peer-to-peer
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