The rollout of smart metering systems is currently creating the basis for consistent and secure data collection. The energy industry can build on this standardized basic infrastructure.
Therefore, it is crucial to overcome challenges regarding interoperability and standardized – yet simultaneously highly secure – access to smart meters in order to implement a variety of use cases. In addition to collecting and processing generation and consumption data, status information from technical systems is increasingly playing an essential role. Fundamental to this is always the unique identification and verification of technical components in an increasingly networked and interoperable system. Promising approaches are based on self-sovereign identity (SSI). Digitalization is also becoming increasingly important in companies. For example, only consistent data can be a basis for AI and machine learning.
Specifically, we look at the following questions:
- Which processes can be digitized and improved in the energy industry?
- How can data protection, sovereignty, and security be guaranteed in a digital energy industry?
- How can data be made available to market participants better, more efficiently, and consistently?
- How can digital data collection combined with efficient data management ensure high data quality and availability?
- What data should municipal utilities and energy providers specifically collect?
- What are smart meters?