23 Feb 2024

Call for case studies – AI adoption in Energy and Water

This is an opportunity to provide case studies for a white paper that will focus on AI adoption in the Utilities Sector.

The United Kingdom is a significant player in the global artificial intelligence (AI) market. With a rich history of technological innovation, the UK hosts numerous technology companies listed on the London Stock Exchange. As of now, the global AI market is valued at over $140 billion and is projected to grow substantially.

The Government published its highly anticipated response to the AI White Paper consultation, which announces £10m in new funding to equip regulators in their efforts to address the sector-specific risks and opportunities of AI, a further £80m to launch nine AI research hubs across the UK, as well as initial thinking on how the Government may respond to highly capable, general-purpose AI models.

Energy and Water

In the dynamic landscape of the UK utilities sector, the integration of AI in customer support, operations, efficiency, and real time decision making has been transformative.

techUK published its AI in Energy report in 2021 outlining how emerging technologies can support the net zero transition of the energy sector.

Machine learning and AI are being seen crucially as a vital technology to manage the increasing complexity of the energy system as it decentralises and decarbonises.


Member Case Studies 

We are looking for case studies in the following areas:

  • Grid optimisation, connection, and management.
  • Data readiness across the system.
  • Transmission and distribution of energy.
  • Decentralisation of energy.
  • Sustainability and delivery of net zero.
  • Smart energy assets – EV charging, battery and storage, home assets.
  • Flexibility and demand side response.
  • Water management and processes.


We will also welcome contributions to the content of the report, as well as non-identifiable case studies (anonymised) as long as it supports our position.

The deadline for submissions is Tuesday 23 April 2024.


Teodora Kaneva

Teodora Kaneva

Head of Smart Infrastructure and Systems, techUK

Teodora’s rich background varies from working in business development for a renewable energy lobbying association in Brussels to the fast moving technology innovation startup scene in the UK.

She has designed the market strategy for a German renewable energy engineering scale up for the UK, listed on Nasdaq private market, and now one of the fastest growing scale ups in the world. Previous experience also includes managing a renewable energy startup in London, which has built a small-scale biomass CHP power plant. Teodora is passionate about cross-industry collaboration and working together with academia to inform the design of future educational models and skill building.

Most recently Teodora has ran the commercial activities and business development at Future Cities Catapult, focusing on innovation in cities, digital health and wellbeing, mobility, and infrastructure. Teodora is a passionate STEM Ambassador and a vocal advocate for women in tech.

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techUK - Putting AI into Action 

Our Putting AI into Action campaign serves as a one stop shop for showcasing the opportunities and benefits of AI adoption across four strategic sectors - Health and Social Care, Cyber, Central Government and Transport

techUK is coordinating a calendar of events, reports, and insights to demonstrate some of the most significant opportunities for AI adoption in 2024, as well as working with key stakeholders to identify and address current barriers to adoption.

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