When built with common interfaces and interoperable designs, these can then be linked between organisations, to solve sector level problems more effectively and collectively. 

As we have seen in the banking sector, once the data sharing fundamentals are established, all manner of operational and service innovation becomes possible. There is the potential to improve system operation and efficiency, enable access to new markets and support development of new services for a smart and flexible energy system.    

Arup has partnered with UK government entities to develop the environment to share data, model and predict scenarios that will support the decarbonisation of the UK energy industry, while supporting a digital-first and sustainable energy network for the future.