Enershare took part in one of the most important events of the year “Energy Data Spaces Cluster Workshop ” organised together with the European Commission. Representatives of Enershare, DATA CELLAR, Synergies Energy Data Spaces, Omega X , Project EDDIE as well as int:Net presented their projects at the joint pitch session in the workshop program, brought deep talks and exchanged professional expertise on how to develop a common European Energy Data Space. The main strategy, project overview and technical achievements of Enershare were proudly presented by Volker Berkhout, Fraunhofer-Institute for Energy Economy and Energy System Technology IEE, Energy Informatics.
A reliable and secure common European data space for energy is a key element of the European Strategy for Data and the EU Action plan on digitalising the energy system. It will play a key role in increasing the integration of intermittent renewable energy sources and thus advancing towards the goals set by the ‘Fit for 55’ package and the RePower plan. There are plans to support the development of a European framework for sharing energy data and establish a common European data space for energy through the Digital Europe funding programme.
The workshop provided a spotlight on selected national lighthouse projects, how to leverage progress of these initiatives and what synergies could be demonstrated with projects of the European Cluster on ‘Building the grounds for an Energy Data Space’, funded under Cluster 5 of Horizon Europe. The Commission seeks to identify key elements of energy data spaces and establish common ground for a data framework in preparation of a deployment action under the Digital Europe Programme in 2024.
During the whole day of the workshop dozens of existing projects and deployments, contributing to the development of a common European Energy Data Space were analyzed and discussed. After the European Commission’s introduction on the topic, presentations focus on specific initiatives of Energy Data Spaces in the European member states as well as ongoing activities of Horizon-Europe projects. Successively, the access to data from commercial energy devices (e.g., heat pumps and EV charging), the state-of-the-art of Data Spaces connectors and the platform for TSOs and DSOs data will constitute the topic of the workshops, together with barriers, best practices and opportunities.