Introduction to the Automatic Asset Registration (AAR) project

The Automatic Asset Registration (AAR) project was commissioned by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) as part of the Government’s £1bn Net Zero Innovation Portfolio (NZIP).

Its first phase involves a BEIS-funded data discovery and feasibility study to understand what data is available and then decide what is most appropriate for a country- and market-wide automated low carbon technology (LCT) register (under 1MW) and concluded in early 2023.

Future phases will identify how best to move from the current fragmented state of data collection to automated, digitalised registration.

What is Project FAIR?

In September 2022, ElectraLink was successful in its bid to undertake a feasibility study investigating opportunities for an automated, UK-wide LCT register.

In partnership with web developers at Xanda and researchers at the University of Birmingham, ElectraLink launched the Flexibility Asset Information Register (FAIR) project to support BEIS’s AAR project.

Project FAIR is developing a proof-of-concept solution to replace the dispersed, uncoordinated manual registration process of small-scale demand, generation and storage energy assets, also known as LCTs.

The solution comprises a centralised register that automatically acquires data to give a whole system view of LCT penetration and opportunities for optimisation to achieve the NZIP targets. LCTs include electric vehicles and chargers, solar panels, heat pumps and battery storage.

Project FAIR Phase One Report

We have now published our findings report from phase one of Project FAIR. You can view the final report at the button below.

View the Project FAIR report