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Digital technologies for a sustainable energy future
We are pleased to have Dr. Marc-Fabian Körner as our first 30 Minute Coffee Talk guest. He is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Bayreuth, the Fraunhofer FIT, and the FIM Research Center where he works on digital solutions for the energy transition at the interface of Green Information Systems and Energy Informatics. In his research and projects, he currently focusses on digital technologies that allow the integration of decentralized assets in energy systems.
Grab a cup of coffee and take part in our livestream to learn more about Self-sovereign Identity and why it is also relevant for the energy transition!
It's coffee time!
Sharing is Caring
Sharing is caring! Don’t miss the opportunity to get interesting insights in data sharing and data spaces for energy this coming Friday. We are excited to have our CEO Manon van Beek opening up the discussion together with experts on the topic. Let’s get digital!
We are almost there!
Only a couple of days left until our Digital Data Day! 📅
Join the discussion, it’s time to get digital!
The future for Cars and Data Sharing!
You want to DRIVE the energy transition with us? 🚗⚡ Then register to our next Digital Data Day on march 18th and learn more about a pioneering use case on e-mobility, which will be presented by Felix Schwabe.
He is Head of Digital Business Development at AUDI AG and has more than 10 years of experience in the #automotive industry and in the areas of #innovation, #technology and #strategy. As a very motivated person, he drives change for smart and sustainable mobility with data of cars.
Take part at our Digital Data Day Event "Driving the Energy Transition through Data Sharing"
Get ready for our speaker Prof. Dr.-Ing. Boris Otto at our next Digital Data Day on March 18th!
He is the Director of the Fraunhofer ISST (Institute for Software and Systems Engineering), holds the Chair for Industrial Information Management at the Technische Universität Dortmund and is member of the Boards of Directors of the Gaia-X Association for Data and Cloud (AISBL). His research focuses on data spaces, data sovereignty and industrial data management. At our event he will speak about the European perspective on data sharing.
We are looking forward to his valuable input!
Get ready for our speakers!
Data is a key enabler of the energy transition. During the next Digital Data Days on 18th of March, we serve as the hosting platform to dive-in into Data Sharing initiatives. Don't miss out the opportunity to hear Manon van Beek, Steffen Hofer, Boris Otto, Felix Schwabe, Klaas Hommes and Jan-Paul Dijckmans talk about:
· the European perspective on data sharing
· data spaces for energy in Germany
· a pioneering use case on E-mobility
· our future vision of the company in regards to data sharing
· access and sharing of regulated energy data in the Netherlands
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The wait is over!
Our new Digital Data Days platform is finally here!
Join the TenneT digital community and be part of the next Digital Data Days event on the 18th of March by registering through our platform. We are eager to open up the discussion on Data Sharing for energy with you!
Save the Date!
Save the date, 18th of March!
On the next Digital Data Days “Driving the Energy Transition through Data Sharing”, several players in and outside the energy domain will present their vision on the potential of Data Sharing to drive the energy transition.
Join our LinkedIn event and stay tuned to the event registration coming soon together with the disclosure of our digital platform! Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of the next Digital Data Days.
#digitaltransformation #energytransition #datasharing
Now more than ever it is a time to reflect on what has happened this year. The pandemic changed everything, from the way we work to the way we relate to others. We believed on a new normality and even though we haven’t yet achieved it, it is still on the horizon as another goal to pursue!
Although we don’t know when this is going to change, we would like to remark our capacity as human beings to adapt and keep on working to see the good in our environment; dreams, ideas and projects are still in the making!
In that sense and on behalf of the Digital Data Days, the organizational team wishes you a joyful and healthy merry Christmas season.
As the year nears its end, our new Digital Data Days platform is almost ready for you. Stay with us for its coming release, soon!
How 3D's symbolize the energy transition?! It's been several months since we started the Digital Data Days platform, and of course it seems logical that when we refer to the 3 D's as the Digital Data Days. However, the letter D represents more in the energy transition!
The energy transition is Decarbonized, Decentralized, and Data driven!Read more
What is the potential of Blockchain technology in the energy sector?
The architecture of Blockchain technology makes it a secure and trustable technology for data exchange, promising for the energy sector. Blockchain technology provides a secure and decentralised way of data exchange and storage . This works through sets of blocks and unique hashes which are the backbone of the blockchain. Every user within a specific blockchain has the same information or set of blocks as other users, which creates an alternative of centralized cloud storing to a decentralized infrastructure.
The energy sector is becoming decarbonized, decentralized and distributed. Blockchain technology allows the creation of smart contracts which are highly secure and useful for transparent transactions. In the Netherlands, the Crowd Balancing Platform is already making use of blockchain technology to enable aggregators to use decentralized assets to provide automatic frequency restoration reserves (aFRR). Together with other partners such as TSO’s and industry we are exploring more opportunities to make use of the technology, for instance by facilitating intelligent charging of decentralised batteries connected to the grid to reduce grid congestion.
Digitalization supports the energy system of the future through smart grids and connecting new flexibility sources. To picture how this is carried out, here is a clear example of how a new digital platform supports balancing of the electricity system: the crowd balancing platform, hosted by EQUIGY!
TenneT is using the Crowd Balancing Platform (CBP) as a portal for balancing services (aFRR) in the Netherlands and is developing the CBP for congestion management services in Germany. The CBP supports the ease of connection for market parties by making use of an API connection.
Are you interested in the use cases of EQUIGY in other countries?
Achieving the energy transition is a joint action, therefore the cooperation and the ideas of the community are highly valued! This poll was carried out to know about what the energy community thinks are some of the most important digitalisation trends in the energy sector. The organization of the next Digital Data Days considers your input and will come back to you soon with a date and the topic of the event! Thanks for your participation.
- Data sharing across sectors – 29%
- Blockchain for energy – 25%
- Artificial Intelligence (AI) – 25%
- Internet of Things (IoT) – 21%
Join our Digital Data Days group for more regular updates!
Decarbonisation in the electricity sector
The energy transition is here, and the energy sector is on its way to decarbonisation. Therefore, as of now it is a matter of accelerating the implementation of sustainable energy, while at the same time keeping energy supply secure and affordable. In that sense the TSO's now face the challenge of rapid decarbonisation of the electricity system, which means major efforts should take place in grid capacity expansion, and integration of variable renewable energy. To cope with these challenges and global climate changes, the energy sector and neutral stakeholders such as TenneT must go through a digital transformation. In our joint thesis paper with the Universität Bayreuth and Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Informationstechnik FIT we suggest 5 main points to be considered:
- Sector coupling and grid expansion
- Decentralisation requires bridging the digital gap
- Digital certificates for decarbonisation
- Agile sandbox testing and learning
- Carbon emissions of grid expansion measures
Don't miss the opportunity to read more in this article.
Electrification across sectors
Electrification is growing across sectors, decentralised and variable renewable energy is changing the behaviour of the electricity system and challenges the TSO's core tasks. As the system asks for changes, TenneT sees digitalization as the key enabler of the energy transition. But, how so? Simple, digitalization and the development of smart grids facilitate markets for new actors and roles, such as prosumers contributing to a reliable electricity system, and even facilitating sector coupling. Digitalization is crucial to integrate the European electricity market and at the same time operate the grid safely.
Digitisation vs Digitalization
Digitization vs Digitalization, why is it important to distinguish them?
Digitization stands for the transformation of analogue information into digital, whereas Digitalization represents the conversion of processes into digital ones by means of digital technologies in order to achieve more efficient business models.
Both, Digitization and Digitalization are important to the energy transition, for example when data,obtained from digitalized sensors in cars share weather data. By sharing the data, it can be used to support weather forecasts to determine the production of renewables! TenneT and market parties can use this data to improve insights in grid loads and to act upon the behaviour of production and consumption of energy.
Looking back on a successful workshop
Looking back on a successful workshop “Flexibility and Market Trends” on the 29th of June, we are already visioning the next Digital Data Day with a focus on Digitalization of the Energy Sector taking place at the beginning of next year. As a frontrunner in every aspect of the energy transition TenneT is aware of the importance of the market parties and their input, which can be translated into project ideas. Stay tuned into our upcoming workshop.