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2023 Energy Transformation Readiness Study

The “2023 Energy Transformation Readiness Study” from LF Energy, developed in partnership with LF Research, Linux Foundation Training & Certification, G-PST, RWTH Aachen, and Zpryme, provides survey-based insights into energy sector digitalization through open source.

Headline findings include 76% of energy stakeholders surveyed reporting their organization has a clear strategic plan for digitalization, and that they have already begun implementing it. Additionally, 64% of energy stakeholders use more open source software than closed source, however a plurality (43%) believe energy industry consensus is still key to increasing OSS adoption.

Other key findings from the report include:

  • 51% of energy stakeholders see information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) on the way to convergence in their organizations.
  • Digitalization plays a critical role in decarbonization by enabling smart home energy management, EV charging, and improved demand response.
  • Cost reduction and transition speed-up are the main benefits of OSS in the energy sector, while performance, support, and security are the main barriers to adoption.
  • Open source software reduces grid complexity by enabling the integration and management of distributed energy resources (DERs) and easing application development.
  • Half of the organizations surveyed believe that software and open source skills should be covered in training programs.

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