Use of AI within the energy sector – Ofgem call for input

Ofgem is seeking views on proposals about how Artificial Intelligence (AI) should be used responsibly and safely in the energy sector to encourage more innovation.

The Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) has set out what regulators should do to make sure that the sectors they regulate follow the UK’s AI regulatory principles in their ‘A Pro-Innovation Approach to AI Regulation’ AI White Paper.

As the energy regulator for Great Britain, Ofgem is providing an outline of our strategic approach to the use of AI.

Ofgem believes that there is value producing regulatory guidance and tools to the sector on the risk-based use of AI in the energy sector, requiring collaboration in the sector to:

  • Keep abreast of AI developments ensure consistency
  • Tailor our regulatory tools for AI

The full Ofgem proposal can be found here.