There is an increasing awareness that more attention must be paid to the use of data within the existing energy transition.
Despite this awareness, there are still few actors who are actually engaged in the effective use of data within detailed use cases. The intermunicipal authorities certainly use data to investigate and optimize matters relating to energy. For most others, however, no use cases have been developed so far, and for many, their development is not even on the agenda yet.
Due to increasing changes in the energy market and the current energy transition (including wind and solar energy), it’s becoming more difficult to estimate the quantities of energy that must be sent through the grid by the Distribution System Operators (DSO) and Transmission System Operator (TSO). It is time to move from a “generation follows consumption” to a “demand follows generation” policy. Data is hereby needed to be able to react faster to changing needs on the network.
The current status, quality, and quantity of the available data do not meet the requirements to use it in useful initiatives. This will need to improve in the near future so that relevant business cases can be drawn up.