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Energinet.dk will use CKAN to launch Energy DataStore – a free and open portal for sharing energy data

- January 24, 2017 in åben data, ckan, energi data, english, klima, offentlige data

Dette er en repost af et indlæg fra Open Knowledge Internationals blog.   Open data service provider Viderum is working with Energinet.dk, the gas and electricity transmission system operator in Denmark, to provide near real-time access to Danish energy data. Using CKAN, an open-source platform for sharing data originally developed by Open Knowledge International, Energinet.dk’s Energy DataStore will provide easy and open access to large quantities of energy data to support the green transition and enable innovation.
Image credit: Jürgen Sandesneben, Flickr CC BY

Image credit: Jürgen Sandesneben, Flickr CC BY

What is the Energy DataStore?

Energinet.dk holds the energy consumption data from Danish house-holds and businesses as well as production data from windmills, solar cells and power plants. All this data will be made available in aggregated form through the Energy DataStore, including electricity market data and near-real-time information on CO2 emissions. The Energy DataStore will be built using open-source platform CKAN, the world’s leading data management system for open data. Through the platform, users will be able to find and extract data manually or through an API. “The Energy DataStore opens the next frontier for CKAN by expanding into large-scale, continuously growing datasets published by public sector enterprises”, writes Sebastian Moleski, Managing Director of Viderum, “We’re delighted Energinet.dk has chosen Viderum as the CKAN experts to help build this revolutionary platform. With our contribution to the success of the Energy DataStore, Viderum is taking the next step in fulfilling our mission: to make the world’s public data discoverable and accessible to everyone.” Open Knowledge International’s commercial spin-off, Viderum, is using CKAN to build a responsive platform for Energinet.dk that publishes energy consumption data for every municipality in hourly increments with a look to provide real-time in future. The Energy DataStore will provide consumers, businesses and non-profit organizations access to information vital for consumer savings, business innovation and green technology. As Pavel Richter, CEO of Open Knowledge International explains, “CKAN has been instrumental over the past 10 years in providing access to a wide range of government data. By using CKAN, the Energy DataStore signals a growing awareness of the value of open data and open source to society, not just for business growth and innovation, but for citizens and civil society organizations looking to use this data to address environmental issues.” Energinet.dk hopes that by providing easily accessible energy data, citizens will feel empowered by the transparency and businesses can create new products and services, leading to more knowledge sharing around innovative business models.     Notes:
Energinet.dk
Energinet.dk owns the Danish electricity and gas transmission system – the ‘energy’ motorways. The company’s main task is to maintain the overall security of electricity and gas supply and create objective and transparent conditions for competition on the energy markets.
CKAN
CKAN is the world’s leading open-source data portal platform. It is a complete out-of-the-box software solution that makes data accessible – by providing tools to streamline publishing, sharing, finding and using data. CKAN is aimed at data publishers (national and regional governments, companies and organizations) wanting to make their data open and available. A slide-deck overview of CKAN can be found here.
Viderum
Viderum is an open data solutions provider spun off from Open Knowledge, an internationally recognized non-profit working to open knowledge and see it used to empower and improve the lives of citizens around the world.
Open Knowledge International
Open Knowledge International is a global non-profit organisation focused on realising open data’s value to society by helping civil society groups access and use data to take action on social problems. Open Knowledge International does this in three ways: 1) we show the value of open data for the work of civil society organizations; 2) we provide organisations with the tools and skills to effectively use open data; and 3) we make government information systems responsive to civil society.

Energinet.dk will use CKAN to launch Energy DataStore – a free and open portal for sharing energy data

- January 24, 2017 in åben data, ckan, energi data, english, klima, offentlige data

Dette er en repost af et indlæg fra Open Knowledge Internationals blog.   Open data service provider Viderum is working with Energinet.dk, the gas and electricity transmission system operator in Denmark, to provide near real-time access to Danish energy data. Using CKAN, an open-source platform for sharing data originally developed by Open Knowledge International, Energinet.dk’s Energy DataStore will provide easy and open access to large quantities of energy data to support the green transition and enable innovation.
Image credit: Jürgen Sandesneben, Flickr CC BY

Image credit: Jürgen Sandesneben, Flickr CC BY

What is the Energy DataStore?

Energinet.dk holds the energy consumption data from Danish house-holds and businesses as well as production data from windmills, solar cells and power plants. All this data will be made available in aggregated form through the Energy DataStore, including electricity market data and near-real-time information on CO2 emissions. The Energy DataStore will be built using open-source platform CKAN, the world’s leading data management system for open data. Through the platform, users will be able to find and extract data manually or through an API. “The Energy DataStore opens the next frontier for CKAN by expanding into large-scale, continuously growing datasets published by public sector enterprises”, writes Sebastian Moleski, Managing Director of Viderum, “We’re delighted Energinet.dk has chosen Viderum as the CKAN experts to help build this revolutionary platform. With our contribution to the success of the Energy DataStore, Viderum is taking the next step in fulfilling our mission: to make the world’s public data discoverable and accessible to everyone.” Open Knowledge International’s commercial spin-off, Viderum, is using CKAN to build a responsive platform for Energinet.dk that publishes energy consumption data for every municipality in hourly increments with a look to provide real-time in future. The Energy DataStore will provide consumers, businesses and non-profit organizations access to information vital for consumer savings, business innovation and green technology. As Pavel Richter, CEO of Open Knowledge International explains, “CKAN has been instrumental over the past 10 years in providing access to a wide range of government data. By using CKAN, the Energy DataStore signals a growing awareness of the value of open data and open source to society, not just for business growth and innovation, but for citizens and civil society organizations looking to use this data to address environmental issues.” Energinet.dk hopes that by providing easily accessible energy data, citizens will feel empowered by the transparency and businesses can create new products and services, leading to more knowledge sharing around innovative business models.     Notes:
Energinet.dk
Energinet.dk owns the Danish electricity and gas transmission system – the ‘energy’ motorways. The company’s main task is to maintain the overall security of electricity and gas supply and create objective and transparent conditions for competition on the energy markets.
CKAN
CKAN is the world’s leading open-source data portal platform. It is a complete out-of-the-box software solution that makes data accessible – by providing tools to streamline publishing, sharing, finding and using data. CKAN is aimed at data publishers (national and regional governments, companies and organizations) wanting to make their data open and available. A slide-deck overview of CKAN can be found here.
Viderum
Viderum is an open data solutions provider spun off from Open Knowledge, an internationally recognized non-profit working to open knowledge and see it used to empower and improve the lives of citizens around the world.
Open Knowledge International
Open Knowledge International is a global non-profit organisation focused on realising open data’s value to society by helping civil society groups access and use data to take action on social problems. Open Knowledge International does this in three ways: 1) we show the value of open data for the work of civil society organizations; 2) we provide organisations with the tools and skills to effectively use open data; and 3) we make government information systems responsive to civil society.

Gæsteindlæg: Open Energy Days – Hackathon med åbne energidata

- July 15, 2016 in åben data, begivenhed, dataworkshop, energi data, hackathon, offentlige data

Dette er et gæsteindlæg af Matti Bugge, der er digitaliseringskonsulent hos Kultur og Borgerservice i Aarhus Kommune og tidligere blandt andet har arbejdet med initiativet Open Data Aarhus.
Open energy Days

Open energy Days

Der sker i øjeblikket meget på energidataområdet. Flere kommuner er i gang med at udvikle systemer, der kan vise information om deres bygningers energiforbrug, der kortlægges forbrugsmønstre i private husstande og der findes adskillige forskningsprojekter, der arbejder med adfærd og ny smart teknologi. Til september bliver der åbnet op for nogle af disse data til hackathonet Open Energy Days, der afholdes i Aarhus af Open Data DK og Erhvervsstyrelsen. Det bliver muligt at se på kommunernes data om forbrug i egne bygninger, husstande og der arbejdes på også at få adgang til energidata fra flere private firmaer. Formålet med arrangementet er, at der bliver skabt nye bud på innovative måder at udnytte de enorme mængder data på området, til at skabe nye samfundsrelevante løsninger og services. Deltager man til arrangementet bliver det altså muligt at få adgang til et hidtil relativt lukket datafelt. Derudover er der en flot iværksætterpræmie til vinderne af Open Energy Days, som modtager rådgivning fra en række firmaer til at omsætte ideen fra hackathonet til et reelt start-up. Heriblandt fx Systematic, BIIR og WElearn. Det er gratis at deltage, og arrangørerne sørger for fuld forplejning hele weekenden. Alle kan deltage uanset baggrund, og der ledes især efter studerende, iværksættere og virksomheder, der har interesse for åbne data, energiområdet, innovation eller iværksætteri. Open Energy Days finder sted fra d. 22. – 25. september på Dokk1, Hack Kampmann’s Plads 2, 8000 Aarhus. Læs mere på: Open Energy Days.

Gæsteindlæg: Open Energy Days – Hackathon med åbne energidata

- July 15, 2016 in åben data, begivenhed, dataworkshop, energi data, hackathon, offentlige data

Dette er et gæsteindlæg af Matti Bugge, der er digitaliseringskonsulent hos Kultur og Borgerservice i Aarhus Kommune og tidligere blandt andet har arbejdet med initiativet Open Data Aarhus.
Open energy Days

Open energy Days

Der sker i øjeblikket meget på energidataområdet. Flere kommuner er i gang med at udvikle systemer, der kan vise information om deres bygningers energiforbrug, der kortlægges forbrugsmønstre i private husstande og der findes adskillige forskningsprojekter, der arbejder med adfærd og ny smart teknologi. Til september bliver der åbnet op for nogle af disse data til hackathonet Open Energy Days, der afholdes i Aarhus af Open Data DK og Erhvervsstyrelsen. Det bliver muligt at se på kommunernes data om forbrug i egne bygninger, husstande og der arbejdes på også at få adgang til energidata fra flere private firmaer. Formålet med arrangementet er, at der bliver skabt nye bud på innovative måder at udnytte de enorme mængder data på området, til at skabe nye samfundsrelevante løsninger og services. Deltager man til arrangementet bliver det altså muligt at få adgang til et hidtil relativt lukket datafelt. Derudover er der en flot iværksætterpræmie til vinderne af Open Energy Days, som modtager rådgivning fra en række firmaer til at omsætte ideen fra hackathonet til et reelt start-up. Heriblandt fx Systematic, BIIR og WElearn. Det er gratis at deltage, og arrangørerne sørger for fuld forplejning hele weekenden. Alle kan deltage uanset baggrund, og der ledes især efter studerende, iværksættere og virksomheder, der har interesse for åbne data, energiområdet, innovation eller iværksætteri. Open Energy Days finder sted fra d. 22. – 25. september på Dokk1, Hack Kampmann’s Plads 2, 8000 Aarhus. Læs mere på: Open Energy Days.