I’ve recently heard of an interesting project being ran by Western Power Distribution’s to make local energy data open source.

OpenLV is a groundbreaking project that’s making local electricity data openly available – whether you’re part of a community, involved in the energy industry, or an app developer.

The OpenLV project team is looking for ideas for new apps that can utilise low voltage (LV) network data to provide benefits to community groups, industry, academia, Distribution Network Operators, and, of course, customers. The project has the budget to deploy 10 intelligent substation devices (the LV-CAP™ platform) in Western Power Distribution’s (WPD’s) licence areas to test new apps on the LV network. The LV-CAP™ platform will provide access to voltage, current, demand and transformer temperature data.

If you have an idea that you would like to share with us, or if you are interested in developing an app as part of the OpenLV project, making use of this data, please complete this survey to register your interest. The project team is really interested to hear about your ideas even if you don’t want to be involved in the OpenLV project. You do not have to be based in the WPD licence area to take part.

Complete this survey if your interested in taking part to develop an app / platform to use the data:

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