Champion the energy data revolution

Access to rich, high-quality datasets is widely considered to be vital for energy research and public policy. While smart metering has the potential to revolutionize access to energy consumption data, coordinated efforts are needed from government, funding bodies and researchers to overcome the barriers to data access.

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This Comment is supported by EPSRC grant EP/P032761/1. We are grateful to S. Elam, E. McKenna and I. Hamilton at the UCL Energy Institute for useful discussions and feedback.

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Webborn, E., Oreszczyn, T. Champion the energy data revolution. Nat Energy 4, 624–626 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41560-019-0432-0

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