Data sharing and governance for energy applications

Redes digitales


23 September 2021




9:00 am - 5:00 pm



Initiatives, such as GAIA-X and IDSA establish the requirements for the secure exchange of industrial data among multiple players. At this conference, experts in these issues will talk to us about how to apply these frameworks and architectures to different cases of energy use.

  • Opening: representatives of the Basque Government, and the European Commission will establish the context of digital sovereignty and data governance.
  • Technical Sessions: focusing on technological challenges for the exchange of energy data and initiatives under way.
  • Projects and pilots on the exchange of energy data: representatives of the projects involved in the OPEN DEI Energy field will present their activity and will debate the needs and challenges faced in the creation of common ground for the exchange of data in the energy sector.


  • Synergies and opportunities will be identified to continue these collaborative developments over the coming years, which will give rise to results with a greater impact and a more efficient use of resources.
  • Interaction, mutual knowledge and the exchange of best practices and lessons learnt from a series of R&D projects will be provided; focusing particularly on providing added value to the different agents of the energy sector through efficient data exchange, its processing and analysis.

Activities 22 September

Those attending the conference, who intend to travel to Bilbao, will be able to join in a series of activities scheduled for the previous day (22 September).

  • Visit to the GIROA VEOLIA Hubgrade facilities: an energy management centre that allows for the remote control and operation of the facilities managed by Giroa Veolia in real time.
  • Visit to the TECNALIA Microgrid: a low voltage three-phase microgrid for the development and testing of equipment for the integration of distributed energy resources into the grid.
  • Visit to the IBERDROLA Global Smart Grids Innovation Hub: a Centre of excellence designed to support state-of-the-art projects related to smart grid technology that benefit from local industries and foster global innovation.

Further Information

This conference will be held under the framework of the PLATOON initiative. The participation of PLATOON in the OPEN-DEI initiative, co-presiding Working Group 3 (linking of Ecosystems) has enabled all of these agents to come together and share their experiences with us.

The event will be in-person, but on-line access will be provided.

The conference will be in English.


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9:00 am - 9:30 am


9:00 am - 9:15 am

Institutional Opening

Arantxa Tapia, Minister of Economic Development, Sustainability and Environment of the Basque Government (to be confirmed)

9:15 am - 9:30 am

Introduction and Context of the Conference

European Commission (to be confirmed)

9:30 am - 1:30 pm


9:30 am - 10:00 am

Keynote Speech: Technological challenges in data sharing for energy applications

Erik Maqueda (TECNALIA), PLATOON Technical Coordinator

10:00 am - 10:20 am

Open DEI Position Paper "Design Principles for Data Spaces”

Silvia Castellví, Senior Consultant, IDSA

10:20 am - 10:40 am

BDVA – Energy Task Force

Ana García, Secretary General, BDVA

10:40 am - 11:00 am

Smart networks in the energy transition

Professor Antonello Monti, Institute Director, RWTH Aachen University Valentina Janev, PhD. Senior Scientific Associate, Institute Mihajlo Pupin

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Coffee Break

11:30 am - 1:30 am


11:30 am - 12:00 pm

International Data Space: Data Governance Standard

Thorsten Huelsmann, CFO, IDSA

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

GAIA-X – Energy Data Space: General presentation and overview of the activities in the Energy Node in the French and German hubs

Martine Gouriet, Energy DS Leader, EDF / Prof. Dr Michael Laskowski, EoN

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Q&A Session

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Networking Lunch

2:30 pm - 5:00 pm


2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

“Pitching” of projects that participate in the OPEN DEI Energy domain Working Groups and others invited


3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Round Table: Will the projects underway solve the technology gap and the data sharing/access gaps in the energy sector? How will the proposed pilots handle data governance issues? What is the role of regional initiatives in boosting and implementing data sharing through energy value chains?

Representatives of the projects, chaired by Basque Energy Cluster, PLATOON Industrial Dissemination Lead

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Wrap-up: Main conclusions and next steps

Philippe Calvez (ENGIE), PLATOON Project Coordinator

5:00 pm - 5:00 pm

End of Conference. Networking