Ideas wanted: WPD opens network data to app developers

The OpenLV project wants app developers to use data from Western Power Distribution to help customers and the network operator.

OpenLV, led by Western Power Distribution and EA Technology, is trialling an open software platform in electricity substations that can monitor substation performance and electricity demand, as well as other important power quality measurements such as voltage and temperatures. The team wants ideas for apps that can utilise the low voltage (LV) data to benefit distribution network operators, community groups, industry, academia and customers.

The group hopes to replicate the success of organisations like Transport for London, which opened up its data to allow commercial organisations to develop apps to assist people travelling across the capital. Hundreds of apps now reach millions of London transport users and deliver tens of millions in monetised time savings, says OpenLV.

Organisations or individuals with ideas for apps that could be developed as part of the OpenLV project should complete a survey to register their interest here

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