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Policy discussion – Challenges of big data and analytics-driven demand-side management

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GEEE-9.2022.INF_.3-DataAnalytics_rev.pdf (application/pdf, 361.12 KB)

In view of a shift towards disruptive trends in the energy sector, such as decarbonization, decentralization and digitalization that create an energy transition and generate a major impact on the utility industry worldwide, this information document (a) reviews the current challenges of big data analytics within the context of distribution grid / demand-side management, (b) describes policy gaps or barriers to the progress of advanced analytics in the electric utility sector, and (c) identifies key questions that deserve further analysis to address the challenges, gaps, and barriers to progressing state-of-the-practice for utility demand-side advanced analytics and advanced demand-side management. The document further suggests key areas for further consideration and a set of follow-on activities for the Task Force on Digitalization in Energy.