OpenLV - Business and Academia - Expression of Interest

OpenLV is a groundbreaking project that’s making local electricity data openly available – whether you’re part of a community, involved in the energy industry, or an app developer.

The OpenLV project team is looking for ideas for new apps that can utilise low voltage (LV) network data to provide benefits to community groups, industry, academia, Distribution Network Operators, and, of course, customers. The project has the budget to deploy 10 intelligent substation devices (the LV-CAP™ platform) in Western Power Distribution’s (WPD’s) licence areas to test new apps on the LV network. The LV-CAP™ platform will provide access to voltage, current, demand and transformer temperature data. 

If you have an idea that you would like to share with us, or if you are interested in developing an app as part of the OpenLV project, making use of this data, please complete this survey to register your interest. The project team is really interested to hear about your ideas even if you don’t want to be involved in the OpenLV project. You do not have to be based in the WPD licence area to take part.

Before completing the survey, please take two minutes to view the OpenLV video, for an explanation of what the project is all about. For more general information about the project, please visit our website.

* 1. What is your name?

* 2. Contact details

* 3. Do you or your organisation have software writing capabilities?

* 4. Would you or your organisation be interested in developing an app in conjunction with the OpenLV project?

* 5. Please tell us about your ideas for apps that could use and manipulate data from your local electricity network.

We would like to hear about as many ideas as possible. We have provided space for up to three ideas in this survey. Please rank in order of priority.

Please note, we do require you to describe a short summary of what your idea will do. We will use this information to report on the general trends observed in responses, but we will not put the specific mechanism of your proposal into the public domain.

Idea 1

* 6. Idea 2

* 7. Idea 3

* 8. Do you have any additional comments?

* 9. Would you like to receive news and updates about the OpenLV project?

* 10. Please can you tell us how you heard about the OpenLV project?

Many thanks for completing our survey.
We will be in touch soon.