“The smart use of data can have a transformative effect on all sectors of the economy”, states the European Commission in the Building a data economy – Brochure. That is why the European Commission has set out the European Data Strategy. A roadmap to make the EU a leader in the new data-driven society, with the creation of common and interoperable data spaces. Facilitating the deployment and smooth functioning of European Common Data Spaces is one of the key objectives of DATAMITE. Both through its innovative modular, open source and multi-domain framework to improve, among other things, data exchange; and through the different pilots in which this framework will be developed, tested and validated.

In Pilot 3, HEDNO’s aim is twofold: firstly, to embark on a journey to revolutionize its internal data management practices, and secondly, by embracing the concept of Data Spaces, to facilitate data exchange with its valued providers. This initiative underscores HEDNO’s commitment to fostering a data-driven culture and optimizing operational efficiency. Central to this endeavor is the validation of robust data governance and quality tools, ensuring that data remains accurate, reliable, and compliant throughout its lifecycle.

Offering Data to Service Providers through Energy DataSpaces Use Case: a unique opportunity to test the DATAMITE framework

To be able to measure the value offered by the DATAMITE framework it is ideal to be tested over an actual use case that consists of data sharing to DataSpaces and will be validated by publishing data in Energy DataSpaces like, potentially, those provided by DATA CELLAR.

Currently, HEDNO ensures the availability and statistical analysis of metering data while safeguarding consumers’ personal information. Using Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and Meter Data Management (MDM) systems, HEDNO collects energy measurements. However, sharing data with service providers remains a manual and complex process. Automation necessitates improving data discovery and management, standardizing data formats, ensuring compliance with laws and regulations, and establishing data access control policies. This lack of automation complicates data sharing and limits monetization or collaboration opportunities such as the exploitation or engagement of data markets or data spaces.

The DATAMITE framework: a vital component for data sharing though DataSpaces

DATAMITE will facilitate the automation of data sharing through its different modules. First, with Governance tools, facilitating Findability, Accessibility and Interoperability to data, allowing the definition of new vocabularies or adoption of existing ones to better tag its data. Second, the Quality Module will ensure that data meets sufficient quality criteria to be shared with third parties. Third, with Security tools, defining fine-grained access and authorization policies, and facilitating anonymization, privacy preservation or encryption processes. Fourth, with the Data Sovereignty component and IDSA components, e.g., EDC connector, integrated in the sharing module, allows the definition and enforcement of precise terms of use as well as sharing them to IDSA compliant DataSpaces.

Impacts beyond the use-case scenario

The developed pilot adopts a modular architecture featuring DATAMITE modules, aiming to combine artifacts from various energy data sources into datasets and converting them to cohesive data products. Through data spaces, this aggregated data will be shared with service providers, facilitating monetization or reciprocal service exchange.

Aligned with the project vision, the pilot endeavors to enhance data sharing processes through DATAMITE modules. Governance tools enhance data accessibility, while security measures ensure data integrity and sovereignty. Leveraging data spaces, stakeholders can effectively utilize energy data for various purposes fostering collaboration within the energy ecosystem. Moreover, our pilot’s architecture could find application and be extended to other domains.

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