Launch Event: OpenSynth

Apr 9, 4:30 – 6:30 PM

LF Energy

Join us for the launch of a new open data community. OpenSynth is democratising synthetic data to accelerate the decarbonisation of global energy systems.

About this event

Access to smart meter data is essential to rapid and successful energy transitions - but it is highly restricted due to privacy protections. Rather than unlocking raw smart meter data through existing mechanisms, we’re generating synthetic data to achieve rapid, widespread and global access to smart meter datasets.

What can you expect?

Join Centre for Net Zero (CNZ) for the launch of a new international open data community, OpenSynth, in partnership with Linux Foundation Energy (LF Energy). The community’s core purpose is to democratise access to global synthetic smart meter data, to accelerate the transition to net zero.

OpenSynth will empower both holders of raw smart meter data around the world to be able to generate and share synthetic data, and for community members and energy researchers to generate, improve and share algorithms.

Join us for an informal evening of lightning talks from Centre for Net Zero, LF Energy and synth data experts, and audience Q&A, followed by lively networking, powered by pizza - and possibly some exciting swag too…

Please note that tickets are free but spaces are limited. This is an in-person event; we will be hosting more events online for this international community in the coming months. 


  • Lucy Yu

    Centre for Net Zero


  • Alex Thornton

    LF Energy

    Executive Director

  • Gus Chadney

    Centre for Net Zero

    Data Lead

  • Sheng Chai

    Centre for Net Zero

    Senior Data Scientist

  • Gareth Jones

    Centre for Net Zero


  • Dr Phil Grünewald

    University of Oxford

    Senior Researcher

  • Dr Pascal Van Hentenryck

    Georgia Institute of Technology



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