Energinet gets German assistance in building Energy DataStore

Jan 25, 2017

The German consultancy Viderum is to help Energinet develop the Energy Datastore. Viderum has extensive experience in developing open data platforms. The first version of the Energy Datastore will be launched this summer.

On 21th of December 2016, Energinet and the consultancy Viderum concluded an agreement on development of the Energy Datastore.

– As we’ve decided to build the Energy Datastore on an open source solution (CKAN), it’s very reassuring for us to be able to rely on Viderum’s competence and its closeness to Open Knowledge International in this project, says Senior IT Project Manager Kristine Bock.

– The Energy Datastore’s focus on open data and the choice of an open source solution are in many ways an entirely new concept for Energinet.dk. But now we have a partner that can teach us to use CKAN and advise us on how to operate in various open source networks, so we can reap the benefits of using open source.

Viderum: We are pleased with the partnership
Viderum’s CEO Sebastian Moleski is also excited about Energinets choice of Viderum as consulting firm:

– We’re pleased that Energinet has chosen us as CKAN experts in this revolutionary project. The Energy Datastore perfectly matches our mission of making public data discoverable and accessible to everyone.

The consultancy firm Viderum is a spin-off from the non-profit network Open Knowledge International, the developers of the CKAN system. CKAN is the world’s leading open source system for open data management.

Work already in progress
Energinet.dk and Viderum have already started collaborating, and according to Senior IT Project Manager Kristine Bock, they have a good common understanding of what the work on developing the Energy DataStore entails.

The project focuses on the appearance and functionality of the Energy Datastore as well as on three selected datasets: CO2 emissions, existing market data and aggregated DataHub data at municipality level.

These datasets will be accessible in the Energy Datastore when the platform is launched this summer.

Read Open Knowledge International’s blog post about the partnership:
Danish Energinet.dk will use CKAN to launch Energy DataStore – a free and open portal for sharing energy data

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