MyGridGB aims to provide a real-time outlook on Britain’s energy output, charting the breakdown of where and how our energy is being produced. It uses data from Sheffield University and Elexon – the company responsible for managing the electricity and trading arrangements of England and Wales.
The team accessed new networks through the North East Energy Catalyst’s Energy Innovation Challenge
to help test the feasibility of the product and have it assessed by independent experts.
Being a part of the challenge also allowed the team to raise the profile of the platform and give them access to possible funding routes, leadership programmes and, crucially, experts within the energy sector who can collaborate on different projects.