Oliver Hödl

The proposed SIG Energy is motivated by the fact that data on energy consumption and production on a European level is key to the urgently required energy transition. This will enable future applications for energy communities across countries, peer-to-peer trading and demand side flexibility when energy consumers also become producers through the installation of renewable energy sources (e.g., PV panels, batteries, heat pumps). Moreover, AI and ML-based applications are needed to understand and work with large amounts of data on energy production and consumption across the continent. Key to such a common European energy data space is the Horizon Europe project EDDIE, which stands for European Distributed Data Infrastructure for Energy. The project is funded with 8 million Euro and is implemented from 2023 to 2025 with the support of 16 partners across Europe (see Figure 1). For the envisioned EDDIE Framework, we mainly rely on both historical validated consumption and production data as well as near real-time metering data as illustrated in Figure 2, bottom boxes 1 and 2. Thus, energy data comes from network operators (historical) as well as households (real-time). Moreover, there will be a data marketplace implemented for refined and crowd-sourced data (see box 4 in Figure 2) and applications for different target groups. In the future also publicly available data shall be connected to the EDDIE Framework (see box 3 in Figure 2), but this is out of scope of the current project. In the upper half of Figure 2, potential beneficiaries of the energy data provided through the EDDIE Framework are shown. Possibly use cases are clearly AI and ML based services and applications for different purposes (e.g., assisting citizens in energy saving, peer-to-peer trading, enabling flexibility).