For the past three semesters, the EDDIE project has been pivotal for Computer Science students enrolled in two courses at the University of Vienna: "Foundations of Networked Systems" and "Cooperative Systems." These courses exemplify the fruitful synergy between research and education. In the practical parts of the courses, the students work on a real-life use case provided by project EDDIE dealing with downloading energy data as an energy consumer or producer and programming a decision-making end-user dashboard. The course concept was developed by the course lecturer and EDDIE’s project coordinator Dr. Oliver Hödl together with the technical coordinator of EDDIE Georg Hartner.


We are excited to share the highlights of our recent participation at Enlit 2023, an influential event that brought together industry leaders, innovators, and experts from around the world. Held in Paris from 28.11.2023 to 30.11.2023, Enlit 2023 provided a unique platform for us to showcase our latest advancements and connect with like-minded professionals.

During the event, our team had the opportunity to engage in insightful discussions on the latest trends, challenges, and innovations. We were particularly inspired by the diverse perspectives shared by industry leaders, and the collaborative spirit that permeated the entire conference.

Our booth at Enlit 2023 was a hub of activity, where we had the chance to present our cutting-edge solutions, products, and services. The positive feedback and interactions with attendees reaffirmed the value of our contributions to the industry, and we are grateful for the opportunity to connect with so many passionate individuals.

As we reflect on our experience at Enlit 2023, we are energized and motivated to continue pushing the boundaries of innovation in our field. We extend our sincere thanks to everyone who visited our booth, attended our presentations, and contributed to the vibrant atmosphere at the event.

Stay tuned for more updates on the exciting developments.


Great news - on November 8th Council and Parliament reach a provisional agreement on eID. We take the chance to highlight the importance of this step and the role of identification and authentication as a very important pillar on the way to a digital single market and an integrated participative energy system.

More and more new market roles are using electronic services and data communication related to the energy networks. Energy service providers other European countries, energy communities and other organizations need to participate in energy market communication in order to fulfill their responsibilities. Increasingly complex tasks have to be performed simultaneously by different energy industry institutions and applications. Each of these systems faces the challenge of identifying these actors - natural persons as well as companies - reliably and securely. In addition, under European law, it is mandatory to make it available to authorized third parties from other member states.

Project EDDIE Team takes these recent developments as a trigger to highlight the importance and the potential of EIDAS/eIDs for a participative and digital energy landscape. We recommend data-sharing infrastructure operators to take a closer look into the benefits of integrating eID as a means for identifying and authenticating final customers and market parties.



During European Sustainable Energy Week, Laurent Schmitt, the Head of Utilities & European Developments at dcbel had the opportunity to conduct an interview. He enthusiastically shared the captivating vision driving Project EDDIE.

Schmitt, a dedicated advocate for sustainable energy solutions, unveiled the practical approach embraced by the EDDIE team as they strive to access vital data for their groundbreaking project. At its core, EDDIE envisions itself as a decentralized, distributed, and open-source data ecosystem for energy information. Schmitt clarified, "Our journey begins with a pragmatic choice... starting with readily available data, specifically smart metering data."

Watch the entire interview under the link.

© European Commission Digital Strategy. (2023). Energy and Flexibility: Data Models and Interoperability Across Sectors


In today's rapidly evolving energy landscape, the efficient management and utilization of data plays a crucial role in driving the transition towards sustainable and flexible energy systems. The European Commission has been at the forefront of promoting digitalization and interoperability across sectors to facilitate the integration of renewable energy sources, demand response mechanisms, and grid flexibility. EDDIE’s consortium partner Digital4Grids published a landscape report "Energy and Flexibility: Data Models and Interoperability Across Sectors", delving into the challenges and opportunities associated with data exchange and integration across various sectors of the energy system. The document provides valuable insights into the current state of data models, interoperability frameworks, and regulatory initiatives aimed at enhancing energy system flexibility.

© UK Government Policy Paper: Digitalising our energy system for net zero: strategy and action plan: strategy and action plan


The appeal of decentralised approaches to structure energy generation, delivery networks, and consumption to scholars and practitioners has grown in the past 20-30 years. A European, decentralised, and open-source energy data space solution such as EDDIE fits into this trend. In the following we outline our initial views and related economic concepts related to this perspective. Source for the image on the left is a visualisation of the problem area provided in UK's Strategy and Action Plan Digitalising our energy system for net zero.


The establishment of a Data Space is by nature an inter-disciplinary and market role spanning effort. Therefore, it is important to combine the expertise of the most relevant stakeholder groups when preparing its grounds. These are (a) final customers, (b) parties eligible to access data, (c) data-sharing infrastructure operators, (d) organisations for implementation, (e) standardisation experts, (f) scientists and (g) European experts. Read this article for detailed information on the team.


In order to establish a reliable and credible focal point for developments in European data access, and to be a basis for future extensions, it is vital to provide good “coverage” across the union from the very start of a European Distributed Data Interface for Energy (EDDIE). Thus, in the construction of the consortium, a strong focus was on getting aboard the most relevant data-sharing infrastructure operators, featuring data access to a large number of metering points and expertise to how to access interfaces of smart meters right from the start. Also, it was considered very important to have infrastructures from MSs representing diverse data management approaches (centralised, decentralised, hybrid, etc.) aboard to ensure hands-on expertise and integration support.


The overall methodology of EDDIE is oriented towards providing a dependable, scalable and extensible European Distributed Data Infrastructure for Energy Framework (EDDIE Framework). This means that the overlying European interface will be given priority, and data accessible through data-sharing infrastructure provided by metered data administrators will be available first. In parallel, and independently yet synchronised, the work on the second main objective to provide an Administrative Interface for In-house Data Access (AIIDA) to feed in-house data (2) to EDDIE Framework users will be started.


Great news to share! Finally, Project EDDIE – European Distributed Data Infrastructure for Energy -, an idea initiated and proposal developed by has finally been financed by the European Commission. The project has a volume of more than 9 million EUR and will run from January 2023 to December 2025.


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