An app developed by the Centre for Sustainable Energy has been deployed in 12 substations and is providing data to the seven community groups involved in the OpenLV trial. It is expected that further apps developed by businesses participating in the project will be deployed before the end of 2018.

OpenLV is a ground-breaking project that’s making local electricity data openly available for the first time ever, to benefit local communities and the wider energy industry. OpenLV is led by project partners Western Power Distribution and EA Technology. It is funded by Ofgem’s Network Innovation Competition.

Community organisations are currently getting a first look at the web-based app that has been developed by the Centre for Sustainable Energy. These community organisations are now in the process of calibrating how the app displays the data. They will use the data to facilitate a range of projects.

In addition to the community projects, there are 25 business and academic organisations participating in OpenLV including 17 businesses, 7 universities and a council. Some of these are developing apps, while others will receive near real-time or historic monthly data.

Community organisations:

Bath and West Community Energy (BWCE)

Exeter Community Energy

Marshfield Energy Group

Owen Square Community Energy Initiative

Rooftop Housing Group

Tamar Energy Community

WHG Housing Association

Business & Academic organisations:

Cardiff University

Egnida Group Ltd

Energeo Ltd


Equiwatt Limited


Grid Edge Ltd


Haysys Limited

Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

London Business School

Nortech Management Ltd

Orxa Grid Ltd

Swansea University

University of Bristol

Upside Energy

Read more about the OpenLV Community and the Business & Academic projects in our case studies section