ESMIG signs the Tallinn e-Energy declaration for digitalisation of the energy sector



The Tallinn e-energy declaration was signed by all EU member states and Norway, Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete, and other EU industry associations on 19-20 September in the margins of the high-level conference on electricity market and informal meeting of energy ministers. 

The signatories aim to enhance cooperation between the public sector and companies to make sure consumers can find the best prices and service providers via smart digital solutions.


As the European Association for Smart Energy Solution Providers, we fully support the objectives laid out in this declaration and in particular those we are already working on:

·      the deployment of innovative, digital technology solutions – such as the products of our members: smart meters, in-home displays, energy data visualization tools, consumer access devices, user engagement platform and devices, data management and analytics software

·      achieving maximum value from demand side response and smart energy efficiency toolssee here our latest report, realized by VaasaETT and Joule Assets, showing impressive results and recommendations to support the business case for residential demand side response

·      present showcases and share results of existing best practices and initiatives that integrate energy and digital solutions in retail and distribution – The European Commission (DG-CNECT) has issued a study concerning the interoperability for demand side flexibility and we are a member of the consortium that will identify gaps in standardisation, recommend on alignments needed to achieve DSF interoperability and demonstrate an integrated infrastructure

·      enable the spreading of innovative ideas across the EU for interoperable smart homes, big data, cyber-securitysee here our demonstration of interoperability for demand-side flexibility, organized together with EEBUS and Energy@Home

·      empower consumers for more market participation and active involvement on demand side management, to enhance competition and reduce energy povertysee here our consumer campaign developed with EDSO to inform consumer about the benefits of smart meters and smart grids

·      find synergies with other sectors and services for the benefit of an innovative market for consumer energy services based on standards-compliant and interoperable smart homes and gridssee here our report with GSMA and SIM Alliance explaining the advantages the GSMA specification could bring to the utilities sector

·      engage actively in preventing cyber threats in the energy sector by applying appropriate security measuressee here the work of the European Cyber-Security  Organisation, which we are an active member of

·      take efforts to implement privacy and data security by design for new digital energy infrastructuresee here the Minimum Security Requirements for AMI Components that we developed in the Smart Meter Coordination group


“Building the secure energy sector of the future requires broad cooperation among all stakeholders,” said Kadri Simson, Minister for Economic Affairs and Infrastructure, adding that the greatest ideas occur when the two sectors meet, and that the follow-up to the signing ceremony is all about exploring the ‘no man’s land’ between digital and energy.

“Eventually the solutions created for consumers have to be smart and simple enough to create interest in their consumption habits, and energy efficiency for the consumer themselves,” said Ando Leppiman, Deputy Secretary General for Energy. 


You can find more information about the Tallinn e-energy declaration here.


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