Facilitating customers energy data management and interoperability -DSOs’ perspective

The Clean Energy Package’s Electricity Directive establishes a new framework towards a customer centric and sustainable energy system. Since DSOs connect both the vast majority of renewable generation and customers distributed energy resources, they play a virtual role in energy transition. Apart from integrating renewable energies into their systems, they support decarbonization by fostering smart sector integration and new business models such as demand response or energy efficiency services.
To enable these new functionalities of the energy system, an efficient data management is key especially in terms of metering data, where DSOs have a profound experience in collecting, validating, managing, and providing such data. At the same time, DSOs ensure data privacy for the customer, which is an essential safeguard for consumers in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The role of DSOs as metering data managers has traditionally been accepted, yet new requirements emerge with the energy transition.