Experts speak: Challenges of Operating Data Hub for Data-Powered Utilities

The different participants in an electricity system, including power generators, TSOs, DSOs, electricity suppliers and consumers communicate and exchange data with each other. Everyone exchanging data with everyone is a slow and tedious affair. A data hub centralises all the information exchange. Data Hub is a future-proof platform that can seamlessly centralise all the communication between all the participants of the electricity grid. This means that there would be a central point for a consumer, supplier, or distributor to access the data they are entitled to. 

We asked the experts from our speaker panel at the 2nd Data Hub in Power and Utilities about the biggest challenge this year in front of establishing, implementing, and operating a data hub for data-powered utilities.

Matteo Masotti, enel.

“Data management is not a challenge for the current year only, but it will increasingly be a challenge for the years to come. At Enel we believe that Data Mesh logical architecture, implemented on our Data Platform, has the power to effectively tackle most common data management issues in terms of data ownership, observability, quality and traceability.”

Matteo Masotti, Head of Data Competence Center DH GECM, Enel, Italy

Maurus Bachmann, Swisseldex

“Technically, it is mostly a matter of establishing compatibility between the diverse systems, for routing, but even more for the switching processes. This is feasible. In Switzerland, we have over 600 DSOs, no full market liberalization and no obligation to use a central datahub. The biggest challenge is therefore to convince all the players and get them onto the datahub.”

Dr. Maurus Bachmann, CEO, Swisseldex AG, Switzerland

For me the biggest challenge is to make our data asset right and create a synergy that will guide the organization to the right direction. I think the most important thing in organization in terms of data is to make sure that we are all working together.
Abed Ajraou, Head of Data and Insights, E.ON Next, UK

The 2nd Data Hub in Power and Utilities will gather decision-makers & C-level experts responsible for Data

data hub for TSOHub, Data Analytics and Information Management from leading Power & utility companies to discuss the challenges and solutions of establishing, implementing, and operating a data hub for data powered utilities. Joining us in the speaker panel will be experts from Elhub, Elering, Energinet, 50Hertz, Swisseldex, Enel, E.ON Next, Eneco, RES, Axpo and Cognite.

Related: Data, data everywhere… How data hubs can help make sense of it all

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