Global demand for electricity is increasing and energy systems have moved from an analogue to an interconnected real-time digital world. Huge amounts of data, mostly unused or underused, are available, offering great potential to develop exciting new services.
BD4OPEM will develop products and services to improve the planning, monitoring, operation and maintenance of electrical distribution grids, all made available at an open innovation marketplace.
BD4OPEM will create a seamless link between energy stakeholders and solutions developed. The Marketplace will ensure secure data flows between data providers and solution providers, resulting in new data-driven business models, enhanced asset management and consumer participation in energy balancing. Target user groups will be able to find relevant solutions provided by different specialized companies.
The process will be demonstrated at five pilot sites (Spain, Turkey, Slovenia, Belgium and Denmark), who provide the initial input data and who will also trial and validate the usefulness and the usability of the services being developed.
The project comprises a high quality, complementary and multidisciplinary consortium that consists of 12 partners, from nine different European Countries. The large-scale pilots from Spain, Belgium, Denmark, Slovenia and Turkey have been carefully chosen to provide wide and diverse scenarios for tool development and the testing of services developed.
BRIDGE is a European Commission initiative which unites Horizon 2020 Smart Grid and Energy Storage Projects to create a structured view of cross-cutting issues which are encountered in the demonstration projects and fosters continuous knowledge sharing amongst projects.
BD4OPEM is collaborating and knowledge sharing with the BRIDGE initiative.