FUTURE-PROOF INFRASTRUCTURE FOR SMART METER DATA

Vattenfall invites you to help in the challenge of providing smart meter data autonomy for prosumers in order for anyone mandated to use the smart meter data to create new feedback loops and invent new business models.

Find out below what you can do and how you can participate in Odyssey Momentum, November 13-15, 2020.

An invitation to get involved

During Odyssey Momentum, November 13-15, five selected teams will build new solutions to the challenge of Vattenfall. We invite you to join the online environment to see what teams are working on, interact with their ideas, and contribute to new solutions that are valuable for you.
Therefore, Vattenfall is inviting homeowners, DSOs, regulators, energy suppliers, smart meter manufacturers, and many other stakeholders to work with the teams, be the first to test and give feedback to the solutions, and then help launch the best solutions after the event.

WHY WE'RE LOOKING FOR YOUR HELP

Smart meters have been introduced in European households with varying degrees of success. In the Netherlands, 73% of households now have a smart meter, in Germany 0%. The EU aims to replace at least 80% of electricity meters with smart meters by 2020 wherever this is cost-effective.
The smart meter is key to success in becoming a fossil-free continent, with emphasis on consumers becoming prosumers  and on decentralized renewables instead of mainly centralized energy plants: without the data from the end user, every stakeholder (TSO, DSO, energy supplier, energy service company etc.) is left in the dark.
Infrastructure for Smart Meter Data Impact
Current smart meter data collection and unlocking for stakeholders is centralized (DSOs are the gatekeeper, single point of failure), closed (access for mandated stakeholders only) and has a 24-hr delay. Looking at the possibilities decentralized technologies offer us, this is a suboptimal model for the future EU prosumer-driven energy market.

Impact

Real-time and higher-quality data and a transparent and inclusive system unlock new solutions and business models. The switch from privacy-by-law to privacy-by-design is more reflective of the actual and desired situation, more  GDPR-robust and leads to more opportunities for consumers to go to market with their data.

WHAT WE ARE BUILDING

The challenge for the teams and everyone helping them:

“Create a publicly owned and privacy-by-design smart meter energy data exchange protocol, incentivizing all consumers and mandated stakeholders to contribute and use data. Starting with the Dutch and Swedish energy market, the solution is scalable for Europe. The protocol has an incentive model for self-maintenance and focuses on solving disturbances and on high-quality smart meter data.”

Find out what each team is building and which part of the problem they are tackling, and how you can contribute.

Selected teams

Bencom Group

Olympus Sky

Zebra Zeal

Powerchainger

FlexiDAO

Ecosystem

VATTENFALL (ENERGY SUPPLIER AND SWEDISH DSO)

NEDU (PLATFORM DEFINING THE DUTCH MARKET MODEL FOR EXCHANGE OF ENERGY DATA)

NETBEHEER NEDERLAND (DUTCH DSO COLLABORATION)

RVO (INVESTMENT AGENCY OF DUTCH MINISTRY OF ECONOMIC AFFAIRS)

TENNET (DUTCH TSO)

SVENSKA KRAFTNÄT (SWEDISH DSO)

CLUB WAGENINGEN (ENERGY CHANGE NETWORK)

TIMELINE


By applying for Momentum, you can take part in these activities:

PREPARING

September-October 2020

Getting ready phase

Connect and prepare with everyone ahead of Odyssey Momentum (online):

  • Touching Base Session on
    September 15th
  • Getting Ready event on October 29th
  • Challenge meetup

MOMENTUM

November 13-15, 2020

49 hours of online mass collaboration

Co-create new solutions to this challenge with five teams and hundreds of experts:

  • Share your story and experience
  • Ask questions and provide feedback
  • Choose your favorite solution and become part of the pilot project after Momentum

IGNITE

December-January 2020

Starting the pilot

The best solution is turned into a pilot project with everyone involved.

Be the first to test and help improve the solutions.

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THIS CHALLENGE CONTRIBUTES TO SOLVING:

7.3 Improvement in energy efficiency.
12.8 Relevant information and awareness for sustainable consumption.
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