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

by EDDIE

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

by EDDIE

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.

by EDDIE

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.

by EDDIE

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.

by EDDIE

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.

by EDDIE

Great news to share! Finally, Project EDDIE – European Distributed Data Infrastructure for Energy -, an idea initiated and proposal developed by Entarc.eu 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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