Energy data as a service: install your own projects and locations; or access high-quality, secure and ethically-sourced data from our platform
Many use Wattwatchers to capture energy data themselves, for their own sites, property portfolios and communities? But did you know we also provide energy data as a service for research, system digitalisation and diverse innovation purposes? Academics, government programs, startups, and commercial developers and service providers alike can connect with MyEnergy Marketplace, via the Wattwatchers API, offering easy access to live and historical/trend household electricity data from 5000+ monitored sites, already pre-approved for sharing by the customers.
How our data services are being used
Wattwatchers data services are suitable for a wide variety of applications—from energy, to PropTech, FinTech, Industry 4.0, and more. Here are just some of the ways you can engage with our datasets.
Network managers & industry
Get greater visibility of grid performance, such as voltage variability, and leverage distributed/customer energy resources to manage solar and electrification better.
Researchers & projects
Model the impacts of new technology on the grid with granular data from behind the utility meter. Analyse real-time and historical datasets from many sites in your projects.
App & solution developers
Promote your offer to pre-qualified customers who are looking for new energy solutions. Test or simulate your modelling, or create dynamic demos for your new product.
ANU researchers from its Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program (BSGIP) were seeking granular customer data to investigate and develop a report on consumer energy resources and load flexibility. Wattwatchers supplied the ANU with access to datasets for a total of 60 sites in the following groups, with 10 sites each for: solar, electric vehicle charging, electric hot water, batteries, air conditioning systems and pool pumps.
The ANU project, called Meter Unbundling, developed a suite of 18 models of new approaches to electricity metering; from concepts that are feasible under Flexible Trading through to thought experiments that explore the reasons why metering exists, and what alternatives might be possible. Its final report urges energy decision-makers to explore metering reform more expansively in the context of energy market flexibility, including further growth in consumer energy resources (CER).
After the project, ANU/BSGIP research engineer Tim Moore told Wattwatchers: High quality residential energy data is extremely rare and valuable, leading to challenges in research data analysis. The Wattwatchers My Energy Marketplace dataset gave us quick access to dozens of end-points monitoring hundreds of individual devices, allowing us to perform a far deeper analysis than we expected would be possible – greatly improving our research outcomes and the impact we were able to create. The data was easy to access and required very little pre-processing, saving time and allowing us to get straight into the research with almost no overhead. We’re already planning our next data project using this great resource!
ADEPT: make data agile
ADEPT is an agile development tool for digitising and tailoring distributed energy across fleets of sites and devices.
Have you experienced an off-the-shelf software solution that just won’t do what you need it to?
With ADEPT, you can customise how you manage your fleet of systems, organise and integrate data, and develop ‘bespoke’ solutions at a fraction of the cost of traditional service models.
ADEPT features include:
- Easy integration and interoperability with multiple data sources (incl. non-energy data)
- Fleet analytics including carbon calculations, outage detection and more…
- Real-time performance analysis
- ‘Zero-code’ tools to rapidly prototype and refine analytics rules
Getting cost-effective access to granular, up-to-date energy datasets for households is always a challenge for researchers, especially when concerns about consumer data rights, privacy and security are rising.
When the Energy Transition Hub needed anonymised energy datasets from solar and non-solar households for their work they engaged Wattwatchers data services to gain access to historical 5-minute measurements for hundreds of sites located across the Australian east coast’s National Electricity Market (NEM).
By drawing on the fleet of homes already installed with monitoring devices as part of the My Energy Marketplace project, the Hub avoided having to spend precious research funds in a costly and time-consuming installation program to access the data they needed.
How can our data help you?
Speak to our solutions team about your requirements and see how Wattwatchers data services and integrations can support your business.