Big data, platforms and reference architecture for smart energy services of the future

Digitalisation and data are becoming ever more important in the energy system, and in society as a whole. A multiplication of connected objects and appliances will enable smart management of the energy consumption and/or production of those objects for the benefit of the integration of renewables and improve the energy efficiency in the energy system. This requires that exchange of data between different appliances and different actors need to be easy, and data privacy and security need to be assured.

The Commission, in Horizon 2020, will support the testing and further development of interoperable solutions for energy in smart homes and the Internet of Things, and will support the testing and further development of a reference architecture for the exchange of data, and big data technologies.

In this session, we bring together renowned experts from the energy and IT sectors that will debate how they can learn from each other. In particular, we aim to discuss what reference architecture is already available, how to apply it in the energy sector, and how to promote its use throughout the EU.