ESO is looking for smart solutions from energy companies to pilot cross-border metering data access

ESO is looking for smart solutions from energy companies to pilot cross-border metering data access

ESO and Elering has announced an international competition to select pilots of innovative energy products and services which need access to metering data. The chosen pilots will develop and test access to cross-border energy metering data and thus also develop smart energy services and solutions for enterprises and end users alike.

“For energy companies, access to metering data provides the ground for innovative and smart solutions and new business models, which widens the alternatives offered to the Consumer and, through it, also better price,” commented Taavi Veskimägi, CEO of Elering, the Estonian TSO. “For that reason, we call upon energy service providers and developers from all over Europe to develop access to cross-border energy metering data.”

The application period for submitting proposals for a novel energy service, product or business model (working solution or idea) that utilises cross border metering data from at least two countries is till April 26th. Successful applicants will be granted access to the Sandbox environment of Estfeed’s data exchange platform where, in cooperation with other European grid operators, mock metering data from different countries is provided.

“The aim of these pan-European pilots is to develop and test energy services which want to use the private metering data of Data Owners (private customers and enterprises) to expand those services to new markets and new customers,” said Kaija Valdmaa, Product Owner of the Estfeed platform. 

Up to 10 best pilot projects will be selected from the submitted applications that will run from May to December 2020.

The terms of the competition, together with application for entry, can be found here.