Significant change is underway in the UK energy system, often described by the three key trends of decarbonisation, decentralisation, and digitalisation. The UK’s commitment this year to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 has focused minds on the task in hand, and at National Grid, we see net zero as both a huge challenge and opportunity.
Digital – the transformation of physical processes to virtual – is a critical part of the pathway to net zero. It provides an opportunity for the energy sector to bring about cost savings for consumers, improve customer experience, enable greater whole system coordination and transparency, and accelerate the development and deployment of innovative technologies.
Our stakeholders have increasingly told us how important Digital is to them, and work carried out across the industry has helped to crystallise and prioritise what needs to get done. Our Digitalisation Strategy outlines where we are today, our strategy for the future and our priorities for RIIO T2. It also invites stakeholders to engage with us on our approach to digitalisation.
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