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Why LF Energy

LF Energy is an open source foundation focused on creating a technology ecosystem to support rapid decarbonization that benefits the environment, enables economic prosperity, and leads to social well-being for future generations. LF Energy provides a neutral, collaborative community to build the shared digital investments that will transform the world’s relationship to energy.

Linux Foundation Energy is a vendor-neutral, non-profit organization that brings together energy producers, utilities, end users, academia, government and the technology industry to collaboratively develop technology solutions – including software solutions, standards, and specifications – for the energy sector to speed decarbonization and the energy transition generally.

The digitalization of power systems enables the abstraction of the world’s largest machine into composable software defined infrastructure. Digitalization also means that operators can “network electrons” by orchestrating the metadata about an electron in ways never before possible. Digitalization facilitates a radically energy-efficient future. When every electron counts, renewable and distributed energy provides humanity with the tools to address climate change by decarbonizing the grid, powering the transition to e-mobility, and supporting the urbanization of world populations.

LF Energy builds communities to develop open technologies, frameworks, reference architectures, and research to alleviate pain points and identify the most urgent priorities to digitally transform the energy sector. This includes cybersecurity, interoperability, control, automation, virtualization, flexibility, and digital orchestration for balancing of supply and demand, which cannot be solved by legacy, proprietary solutions.

Why Open Source

By adopting an open source strategy that maximizes flexibility, agility, and interoperability, we can innovate faster to accelerate the energy transition.


Our Projects

LF Energy projects provide a unified approach to developing non-differentiating code to enable the world’s power systems to transform rapidly to electrification.


Become A Member

Members provide the resources and leadership to allow our community to innovate and advance decarbonization.