Energy data access can be challenging for many actors because of data ownership, commercial sensitivity, the lack of accuracy or resource. Data 4 Action, by identifying transferable models of collaboration, explores ways to improve the access of public authorities to energy data for a better implementation and a better monitoring of Sustainable Energy Action Plans.
The general purpose of Data 4 Action is the establishment of long-term data exchange models in sustainable energy planning, through a cooperation between public authorities and energy data providers. Long term collaboration models will be implemented through bilateral data exchange cooperation agreements and with the development of twelve regional observatories, representing more than five thousand municipalities.
Data 4 Action puts an emphasis on 4 activities: it improves conditions for data exchange, it mobilizes key actors and facilitates their cooperation through the creation of new observatories and it involves local authorities in the implementation and the monitoring of their Sustainable Energy Action Plans.
The European Commission published the call for tenders “EU Observatory on Energy Poverty”. The subject matter of the contract is to set up, launch and operate an EU Observatory on Energy Poverty with the aim to map energy poverty in Europe.
Interview with Francisco Olarreaga, Head of Iberdrola’s Institutional Delegation for the Basque Country
What lessons can you draw from your partnership with Udalsarea’s Basque Observatory for Local Sustainability?
Energy consumption is a key indicator of socio-economic development and the success of sustainability and climate change policies. Public authorities need an overview of the socio-economic system in which they are operating and trends within that system.
Kent’s data observatory has been incorporated as a priority within the Kent Environment Strategy. This, along with endorsement of the strategy across all local authorities in Kent, supports the long-term legacy of the observatory.
The document summarizes policy recommendations for EU and National Policy Makers on Improving the Access and Collection of Energy Data for sustainable energy planning by sub-national public authorities.
Data4Action aims to mobilize energy data providers and public authorities in the project partners’ regions to set energy data exchange collaboration models that support the implementation and monitoring of sustainable energy action plans (SEAPs). The first phase of the project included the exploration of ways to improve public authorities’ access to energy data in this context.
Data4Action, which aims to foster win-win energy data exchange collaboration models between public authorities and energy data providers, keeps you informed on the latest development of the Intelligent Energy Europe project.