The digitalization of the energy industry means that more and more measurement data is being recorded. The demand for measurement data from the energy system is also increasing. While there is a good public data situation for energy production as a result of transparency obligations, at least for larger production units, there is a lack of publicly accessible, real measurement data from energy consumers. Such consumption data, however, are the necessary basis for essential innovations in the course of the energy turnaround, for example for energy efficiency improvement and evaluation, for intelligent network planning for smart grids, and for the interdisciplinary development of innovative services and business models based on artificial intelligence and big data analytics.
It is therefore a concern of research as well as industry and public institutions to obtain simple, open access to diverse and extensive real consumption data from the German energy system.