How data sharing will accelerate the energy transition

Over the coming decades, the energy sector will be revolutionised by digital disruption. Technology will make energy systems decentralised, more connected, more intelligent, more personal and more cost-efficient. Digitalised energy systems will be able to identify who needs and supplies energy, and deliver it at the right time, in the right place and at the lowest cost (or highest price). 

In order to capture the societal and business benefits arising from these new technological possibilities, the energy sector will require accurate, up-to-date information from a variety of data sources. However, the availability of this data cannot be taken for granted.

To realise this, data, access and control needs to be facilitated: who can access which data, and under which conditions. Decision-makers, policymakers and other stakeholders have a key role to play here. 

In our view, a scheme (‘afsprakenstelsel’ or ‘trust framework’) for sharing energy data will facilitate the urgently needed energy transition in the decades ahead by managing and controlling access to data at source. Such a scheme presents a unique opportunity to build an inclusive digital economy. Now is the time to seize it. 

Want to know more? Download here our whitepaper called ‘Data Sharing: A New Source for the Energy Transition’, or contact us.

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