Establish the grounds for a common European energy data space

19/10/21
1000000 €
ExpectedOutcome:

Project results are expected to contribute to all of the following expected outcomes:

  • Higher degree of interoperability between data platforms.
  • Energy data made available and re-usable.
  • Enable new market roles, market participants and energy communities.
  • Demonstrated implementations of Energy Data Spaces, exploiting open standards related to data-packages, interfaces, protocols, platforms and procedures.
  • Enabling new digital solutions and services supporting the energy transition.
  • Increased acceptance and participation of consumers on data sharing for energy services.
Scope:

Develop, validate, demonstrate an Energy Data Space that enables access to and use of energy data, comparison with different solutions and that has the following features:

  • Interfaces for the exchange of information (i.e. APIs, connectors), and interoperable open standards.
  • Pilot innovative solutions for a Common European Energy Data Space[1], to promote a stronger availability and cross-sector sharing of data, in a customer-centric, secure and trustworthy manner.
  • Support the establishment a common European Energy Data Space providing the tools and standards to connect and to make accessible as much data as possible covering the full energy value chain.
  • Support the ability to accommodate Digital Twins at different levels of the grid (and outside the grid) and facilitate real-time operations.
  • Create a market place for data-driven energy services on top of this energy related data space that are attractive for consumers and operators, increase the potential for investing in green energy and provide innovative services which are not possible w/o these Data Spaces.
  • All projects together need to come forward with and test individually the minimum requirements on data governance and data interoperability, where applicable, exploring data source certification schemes.
  • All projects together need to demonstrate interoperability of their respective Energy Data Space with those of the other projects in this call. A joint analysis of the solutions is expected as part of this exercise (learnings, best practices, barriers to implementation ...).
  • Protection of personal data, cybersecurity and data rights (e.g. right for a fair remuneration) are to be specifically considered, with a final aim to increase the trust of data subjects and data providers in the energy data space.
  • Projects should reserve one work package for the activities requiring collaboration, namely demonstration of interoperability, with the other projects of this call.

The selected projects are expected to contribute to relevant BRIDGE[2] activities.

This topic will benefit from the effective contribution of SSH disciplines and the involvement of SSH experts, institutions as well as the inclusion of relevant SSH expertise, in order to produce meaningful and significant effects enhancing the societal impact of the related research activities. The Commission will make sure that projects benefit from SSH expertise through the cooperation in Bridge.

Specific Topic Conditions:

Activities are expected to achieve TRL 5-7 by the end of the project – see General Annex B.

Cross-cutting Priorities:

EOSC and FAIR data

[1]https://ec.europa.eu/info/sites/info/files/communication-european-strategy-data-19feb2020_en.pdf

[2]https://www.h2020-bridge.eu/