Denmark launches online open energy data hub

A new online portal which gives open access to Denmark’s energy data has been launched. The Energy Data Service will share near real-time aggregated energy consumption data for all Danish […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

A new online portal which gives open access to Denmark’s energy data has been launched.

The Energy Data Service will share near real-time aggregated energy consumption data for all Danish municipalities as well as CO2 emissions, energy production and the electricity market.

The Danish Government and state-owned gas and electricity operator Energinet hope the new hub will spark innovation in smart, data-led solutions for energy efficiency.

Developers, entrepreneurs and businesses will be able to access and use the data to create apps and other smart data services to help consumers use energy more efficiently and flexibly, helping them cut costs and carbon.

Peder Ø Andreasen, CEO of Energinet said: “As we transition to a low carbon future, we need to empower consumers to be smarter with how they use energy. The Energy Data Service will enable the development of innovative data based solutions to make this possible.

“For example, an electric car that knows when there is spare capacity on the electricity grid, making it a good time to charge itself. Or an app that helps local authorities understand energy consumption patterns in social housing so they can make improvements that will save money and cut carbon.”

Viderum is the technology partner behind the service.