Unlocking the potential of asset data for smarter network operation and step changes in efficiency relies on achieving a universal asset language. This detailed report sets out the benefits that ISO 55000 can bring to companies with smart utility aspirations.
There has been much talk of the need for the utilities sector to make better use of the huge amount of data at its disposal. However, this opportunity must be balanced with the increasing sensitivity of the public about how their data is handled, writes Gemserv’s head of digital transformation, Edward Williams.
The energy system is being hindered by poor quality, inaccurate or missing data, while crucial information is often restricted or hard to find, a new report has concluded. The Energy Data Taskforce has today issued its five recommendations to modernise the sector’s approach to digitalisation.
The first step towards the data architecture needed for a shared systems future is "to let go of the control of data," according to Samir Rahim, chief information officer of water retail market operator MOSL.
The Labour party’s energy spokesman, Alan Whitehead, told the House of Commons launch of the new report, "ReDesigning Regulation: Powering from the Future", that current regulatory arrangements look "very creaky and outdated" given the rapid changes that the industry is undergoing.