The Australian Government committed over $20 million to the National Energy Analytics Research (NEAR) program and the Energy Use Data Model (EUDM) pilot program between 2014-15 and 2021-22.
The NEAR program was developed as a partnership between the department, CSIRO and the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO). The program enabled the use of data science and analytics to support improved operation and planning of Australia’s energy system and policies, and improved understandings on how different consumers use energy and how energy use is changing.
What has the NEAR program achieved?
The NEAR program has delivered value across a number of key focal areas for energy policy and planning including improved access to energy data sources, enhancements to meter data and improved predictive capability for forecasting drivers of energy use.
Publically available datasets and research products are able to be accessed on the NEAR website.