Webinar: Energy Data at Your Fingertips?!

On 16 June, ESMIG, European Commission – DG ENER and EER co-organised a webinar as part of the extended programme of EU Sustainable Energy week 2020.

Manuel Sánchez Jiménez, Team Leader for Smart Grids at the European Commission, DG ENER, moderated the discussion which included an exciting range of speakers and panellists including:

Catharina Sikow-Magny, Director for Internal Market at the European Commission, DG ENER

Constantina Filiou, Policy Officer for Smart Grids at European Commission, DG ENER

Patrick Caiger-Smith, Member of the Executive Committee at ESMIG and CEO at geo

Monika De Volder, Energy Team Leader at BEUC

Michele Governatori, European Energy Retailers

Lucy Sarkisian, Chairperson at ebIX

Georg Hartner, Expert on energy data at GEODE

Georg Rute, Digitalisation Manager at Elering

Antonio Colino, EER President

Dieter Brunner, President at ESMIG


Taking place on her first day as Director for the Internal Market at DG ENER, we were delighted to welcome Catharina Sikow-Magny, to introduce our lively discussion attended by close to 100 participants.

Setting the scene, she highlighted that the European Commission, considers ‘’energy data and its smart use key in our quest to ensure a supply for green, secure, affordable energy and a fully integrated,  connected and digitalised EU energy market.’’

Panellists focused on crucial access to data for retail energy markets and the development and implementation of the Clean Energy Package. The discussions focused on what needs to be done to actually achieve energy data at our fingertips and to create an energy environment that works to the benefits of both the European consumers and businesses alike.

Highlighting the importance of consumer engagement, interoperability, and transparent access to data for all stakeholders, panellists explored the opportunities and challenges in our energy market and acknowledged the opportunities that will come with more data available and the deployment of smart meters.

Through our lives polls it was clear that there are challenges to be addressed with 76% of participants believing the lack of user-friendly access to consumption data and information is the principle reason for low consumer engagement with household energy.


To hear the full discussion, you can access the recording and download the slides below.

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