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European commoN EneRgy dataSpace framework enabling data sHaring-driven Across- and beyond- eneRgy sErvices

Project description

European transition from fossil fuels through data sharing

The shift from fossil fuels to sustainable and renewable sources of energy is a top priority in the EU, and the sharing of energy data can play an important role. In this context, the EU-funded ENERSHARE project will facilitate the sharing of energy data. Since, in the energy sector, data sharing is lagging due to trust and privacy concerns, ENERSHARE will develop a reference architecture for a European Energy Data Space that combines cloud security solutions with integrated digital security and global artificial intelligence and data exchange architectures. It will carry out pilots and use cases. By enhancing interoperability, establishing trust and increasing the value of data building blocks, ENERSHARE will tailor solutions to the needs of the energy sector.

Objective

The ongoing energy system digitization is making available an enormous amount of data, paving the way for data sharing-enabled cross-value chain services, which may contribute to system-level increased efficiency and hence facilitate the energy transition. However data sharing in the energy sector is lagging behind, mainly due to lack of trust, privacy breaches risk and business models immaturity. In that respect ENERSHARE will a) deliver a Reference Architecture for a European Energy Data Space, which hybridizes SGAM with IDSA and GAIA-X architectures, by bringing data value chain perspective into the energy one b) evolve interoperability, trust, data value and governance building blocks to TRL 6-7 IDSA-compliant ones, adapt them to energy sector, and deploy:
1) across-energy and cross-sector data enhancement technology enablers and standardizable interfaces and open APIs by leveraging on open Standards (e.g. ETSI Context Broker) and ontologies (e.g. SAREF
2) trust-related connectors, to ensure privacy, confidentiality, cybersecurity-preserving trust, sovereignty and full control of data
3) Blockchain/Smart contract-enriched marketplace for data versus energy assets/services coordination, sharing, exchange, and beyond financial compensation
4) cross-value chain value-added services and Digital Twins, by leveraging on privacy-preserving federated learning
c) integrate and deploy them within a Reference Implementation of a European Energy Data Space, which will be demonstrated along 7 pilots and 11 intra-electricity, intra-energy and beyond energy use cases
d) co-design SSH-based consumer-centric business models for energy data sharing enabling data beyond-financial value creation and spreading along value chain
d) prepare the ground for the European Energy Data Space setup, through alignment with EU-level relevant initiatives (GAIA-X, IDSA, BDVA, ETIP SNET, BRIDGE), contributing to Data Space standardization and boosting a level playing field for data sharing.

Coordinator

ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA INFORMATICA SPA
Net EU contribution
€ 537 829,25
Address
PIAZZALE DELL'AGRICOLTURA 24
00144 ROMA
Italy

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Total cost
€ 768 327,50

Participants (30)