What is EDI-Net?
The Energy Data Innovation Network (EDI-Net) is a community of experts and practitioners interested in the innovative use of metered energy and utility data. Primarily with a focus on their use in public authorities in Europe. Our aim is to support (in a usable and practicable way) an increase in the capacity of public authorities to deliver on sustainable energy policy.
As you can see, one of the tools is this community of practice. The success of this approach is very much reliant on contributions from a wide range of stakeholders and our ability to sustain the community. The scope of the community is not yet determined. Ultimately this is up to you, the community members.
We are a new community, the EDI-Net project has been operating since Spring 2016. Since then we have been developing tools and training materials. Now we are entering a new phase of the project in which we are inviting public organisations with available energy and water data to join us. We will use this forum to present the tools and discuss them openly. The initial intent is to explore methods for using the tools and materials we have developed so far. We also hope to adapt the tools and materials to align them more closely to the needs of our growing community.
Who are we?
The core EDI-Net project consortium has an impressive combined experience in the use of metered energy and utility data and in the implementation of EU energy policy. Many of us have worked together on several related projects in the past, some of us are practitioners in public authorities, others are subject experts of various kinds. Our ambition is that the EDI-Net consortium grows into a wider community of practitioners and experts including you.
So, if you want to introduce yourself to the community then use this topic to give an indication of who you are. We are interested in your level of experience with energy data and your thoughts on how the EDI-Net community might become a useful resource for you and your colleagues.