Sharing Consumer Energy Data – Lunch Workshop

Sharing Consumer Energy Data – Lunch Workshop

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This lunchtime workshop is hosted by Veera Mustonen.

In smart cities, a lot of data is collected about the energy use and production of households via different meters and sensors. This data is essential to move towards a more sustainable energy system where consumers play an important role. In this workshop we will discuss ways to make this energy data useful for the citizens and third party service providers. Enedis, HelloData and Helen together with Forum Virium will present learnings of different use cases piloted in France, the Netherlands and Finland.


Services for consumers using real-time energy data // Minna Näsman, Helen and Veera Mustonen, Forum Virium Helsinki (Finland):

In Kalasatama, smart district area in Helsinki a large scale smart energy pilot is evolving, led by Helen, the local energy company. The system enables sharing consumer real-time data with service providers. In this workshop we present cases, where residents were invited to participate in two pilots, where their own real time energy consumption and virtual production data were streamed to their personal interfaces. These applications were the first ones using the open APIs to repurpose the resident owned energy data. As part of the experimentation data donation procedures were set and the overall process of my data utilisation was piloted with the utility company. The experimentation consisted several co-creation workshops with the residents, companies and public stakeholders. A crucial issue was to make sense together of the relevance of my data and the possible value it could provide for individuals, groups, neighbourhood and business.

Energy Data Access // Kim Hamers, HelloData (The Netherlands):

The rollout of smart meters is not delivering the desired results. There are insufficient accessible energy usage tools available to consumers. Data formats are not standardized and devices that make P1-data (real-time energy data in the Netherlands) from smart meters available, are tightly coupled to apps. For service providers such as energy suppliers and app builders, there are barriers in developing real-time energy management systems. To create a level playing field where P1-data from smart meters is made available for service providers, an independent, publicly available standard is needed. With acces to P1-data the market will be challenged to participate within the energy transition. When data streams are combined, the consumer will get insight into energy supply and demand. And so be in a position to make his own choices. Next to this, the consumer has to be in control over his energy data. Only with the consumer’s consent energy data can be used by service providers. We’d like to discuss the challenges we’re facing offering a solution that match these needs.

Sharing smart meters energy data  // Fabien Coutant, Enedis (France)

Enedis is the main electricity distributor in France and is currently rolling out 35 millions smart meters. The present legal and regulatory energy framework does not help consumers to understand what is going on with their personal energy data. This is a shame, as data is quite important for a transition towards a more sustainable energy system. Moreover, the GDPR enforces a change in this matter.

Our goal is to make this data available to the consumer and any service supplier, while giving the consumer a full understanding and total control over it. To do so, we are currently leading an experiment with customers and partners. During our energy lunch meetup, we will present you how consent presently works in France in our sector, before presenting our tests, our initial results and the challenges we face.

Energy data harmonization // Timo Ruohomäki, Forum Virium Helsinki (Finland):

Several H2020 -funded projects currently aim at enhancing the urban platforms to manage sensor data. The platforms shall provide a secure way to collect and distribute sensor information, provide a means for dynamic consent management and act as a platform for data-related services. During the presentation we will go through the current development status of urban platform and the upcoming pilots where it is used to collect energy data.