Data for Net Zero (D4NZ) Project


The NDC is excited to be working and collaborating on an important project for the energy sector, Data for Net Zero (D4NZ).

£16.5 million was awarded to the Net Zero Technology Centre to accelerate a range of energy transition projects that will help deliver Scotland’s net-zero economy.  Seven projects will be developed through the NZTC’s Net Zero Technology Transition Programme (NZTTP) to transform the North Sea energy system, with a focus on emissions reduction.  Funding is being provided through the Scottish Government’s Energy Transition Fund and will be match-funded by the industry.   D4NZ is one of the seven projects.

Data for net zero (D4NZ) – a programme of research projects with data science, visualisation and computer modelling at its core – will power forward a reimagined offshore energy system enabled by data sharing and evidence-based decision-making.  This project will receive £2.5m of funding, match-funded by industry to £5.3m.  The project aims to be a first for the offshore energy sector and will deliver the world’s first Smart Energy Basin based on the smart cities approach.  Utilising an integrated suite of data science, visualisation and modelling tools, the Smart Energy Basin will be a digital copy of the entire energy basin that offers a set of robust tools to close fundamental gaps in cross-industry data sharing, providing a holistic visualisation of the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS).

Read more at NZTC’s website on Data for Net Zero: Developing analytics to unlock the energy transition (

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PublishedMonday October 25th, 2021