Digital Spine Feasibility Study: successful project

The aims of this feasibility study are to establish the needs case, benefits, scope and costs of an energy system ‘digital spine’.



The energy system ‘digital spine’ feasibility study was an opportunity to contribute to policy development for the digitalisation of our energy system. A smart, flexible energy system can improve our energy security and help deliver net zero by 2050 at least cost to the consumer. The opportunity was worth up to £204,000 (excluding VAT).

The Energy Digitalisation Taskforce report included a proposal to create a ‘digital spine’ for the energy system to support delivering interoperability across the sector.

BEIS requested applications to produce a study to examine the opportunities, risks and potential architecture of a digital spine. We have published details of the successful project here.

Published 17 March 2023