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Digitalization in Energy


Digitalization in Energy

Digitalization, an emerging trend reshaping the energy sector, paves the way for sustained enhancements in energy efficiency. In this context, policy development will consider the multifaceted aspects of digitalization to ensure a net benefit to the entire energy system and its stakeholders. 

UNECE work on Digitalization in Energy is led and coordinated by the Task Force on Digitalization in Energy, established by the Committee on Sustainable Energy in 2020 under the Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency (ECE/ENERGY/133, para.22(d)). 

Serving as an umbrella for the subsidiary bodies of the Committee on Sustainable Energy to conduct relevant research and assess sectoral opportunities and challenges, the Task Force on Digitalization in Energy: 

  • Monitors new and emerging trends in the digitalization in energy domain, that enable advances in connectivity, data, analytics, optimization of the overall energy infrastructure, and can greatly increase overall efficiency of the energy system; 

  • Conducts in-depth research into the potential of integrating digital solutions throughout the entire energy system, based on thorough evaluations of challenges and policy obstacles, including notably the socio-economic context, to provide a clear, concise and balanced view to policymakers and other stakeholders; 

  • Organizes workshops, information sharing sessions, roundtables for policymakers on relevant topics, to bridge the gap between academic research, industrial innovations, and policy needs; 

The findings of the Task Force hold considerable significance and inform the subject-matter discussions at UNECE level and beyond and serve the development of a comprehensive roadmap for the integration of digitalization across all subsidiary bodies of the Committee on Sustainable Energy. 

In focus

Call for National Case Studies on Digitalization in Energy

The ongoing initiative of the Task Force, spanning the period of 2023-2024, is the development of national case studies on digitalization in energy.

A compendium of case studies will play a pivotal role in shaping our understanding of the impact of digitalization on the energy sector and will be featured in a publication scheduled for release in 2024.

You are invited to contribute to this endeavour by co-authoring or proposing your national case study. Your case study could be instrumental in shedding light on approaches, challenges, and successes in digitalization within the energy domain. We welcome diverse perspectives and insights from the UNECE region and beyond.

Contact the secretariat at energy.efficiency [at] or litvinyuk [at], or use the Contact us form to submit your proposal.

Thank you for your interest and contribution to advancing knowledge on digitalization in energy!



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  • Thematic research and policy recommendations  
  • Adaptation of content to national circumstances  
  • Outreach, cooperation, and partnerships  

The activities of the Task Force on Digitalization in Energy for 2024-2025 are laid down in the Work Plan of the Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency for 2024-2025 (Section C “Unlocking the potential of energy system efficiency through digitalization”) and the Work Plan of the Group of Experts on Cleaner Electricity Systems for 2024-2025 (Section C “Assessing the contribution of digitalization to designing cleaner electricity systems”).