Energy Data Space
The energy sector is in a dynamic transition from centralized systems with large fossil power plants to a decentralized system with a high number of renewable energy assets and a rapidly increasing number of additional flexible loads from storage solutions, e-mobility, or power-to-heat applications. To operate the system reliably, demand and supply have to be matched at all times very closely. Thus, the sector is very data and communication intensive and requires advanced ICT solutions to automate processes and deal with the enormous complexity. The Energy Data Space can enable the digitalization of the energy transition by providing an architecture to make data available in order to increase the efficiency in asset and system operation. Data provision and market communication within the system operations of electricity grids is a key use case due to its central role in the sector. Next, the integration of data from the smart meter rollout could as well be built on Data Space technology. Further use cases include predictive maintenance and the energy supply of buildings. Initial research projects have demonstrated the feasibility of basic use cases. On the European level, the Platoon project will provide seven pilot applications by 2024.