28 November 2019


Vaba Lava, Telliskivi 60a-9, Tallinn, Estonia


15 Professionals & Experts

Event Organisers


The Ministry of Economic Affairs of Estonia, the Estonian transmission system operator Elering and the French transmission system operator RTE are delighted to invite you to our Energy Data Access Conference taking place on Thursday, 28 November 2019 in Tallinn, Estonia.

The conference is a follow-up to previous events ‘Where Digital Meets Energy’ (September 2017, Tallinn) and ‘Energy & Digitalisation’ (January 2019, Paris).


Clean, affordable and secure energy for all Europeans depends on competitive and integrated energy markets. Today, Europe’s energy retail and services markets are highly fragmented by region and by country, owing to differences in regulation and data access.

People are at the heart of the energy transition. The Tallinn Energy Data Access conference is about empowering consumers to benefit from a wide range of energy services. One key obstacle for today’s energy service providers is the inaccessibility of consumer meter data in most European countries. The conference addresses this challenge from the point of view of regulation, standardisation and interoperability.

Consumers should have the ability to freely choose their energy retailer and obtain the best energy efficiency, flexibility or renewable energy financing solutions for their home or business. What are the tools that need to be set up to enable this? What regulations are needed to drive the energy transition, enable free movement of data and empower people?

The conference has been organised as a practical follow-up to the Tallinn e-Energy Declaration in the areas of energy data regulation, standardisation and interoperability. It will pave the way to achieving competitive and integrated energy markets in Europe.


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Welcome coffee

Welcome speech: Tallinn e-Energy Declaration and Data Access

Keynote speech: EU Energy and Climate Goals and Actions

Keynote speech: Role of Data in Energy Markets

European Collaboration for Data Interoperability

Status of Energy Data Access in Europe

Brief overview of the state of play in Europe with energy data access

Industry and Start-up Panel

Panel discussion on the challenges and opportunities of energy data access

  • Kaspar Kaarlep, CTO at WePower Network
  • Peeter Pikk, Member of the Management Board and Partner at Spotty Smart Energy GMBH
  • Laura Martinez Rodriguez, Manager I+D/Product Marketing at DEXMA Energy Intelligence
  • Jaakko Huhta, Vice President of Sales, Accounts and Business Development at EnerKey
  • Kelsey Devine, Project Manager at Piclo Energy
  • Energy Break

    Best Practices of Energy Data Management in Europe

    Energy efficiency, flexibility and financing solutions depend on access to consumer smart meter data. Today, data access and consent management in Europe are fragmented, resulting in fragmented energy services markets. The panel will discuss how to ensure the interoperability of our data systems for better integration of our energy systems.

  • Helena Gerard, Senior researcher at EnergyVille/Vito
  • Verhasselt Natalie, Market Operations Manager at Fluvius
  • Klaas Hommes, Business Developer at TenneT
  • José Manuel Sanz Candales, Representative of REE
  • Bridging our Data Hubs

    Introduction of the Energy Data Access Alliance


    Signing of the Energy Data Access Alliance (Letter of Intent)

    Panel on Data Models and Interoperability

    The panel will be debating what is needed for interoperable energy markets and data management on the most practical level. Are we missing a European-wide (or even a global) data model? Is there anything that has not been addressed by existing standards as yet, keeping in mind that models and standards are not the objectives per se but easy market access and easy data access are the main goal?

  • Nicolas Richet, Chief Information Officer of ENTSO-E
  • Konrad Hanschmidt, CEO & Co-founder at GridIO
  • TBC
  • Panel on the Regulation of Meter Data Access: Challenges with Implementing the Articles 23 and 24 of the electricity market Directive

    The European Union law leaves Member States some freedom in local implementation, especially in cases of directives that have to be translated into local law. The panel discusses the implementation acts of the Clean Energy Package and how Member States plan to operationalise the requirements on energy data access.

  • Constantina Filiou, Policy Officer - Smart Grids, DG ENER, European Commission
  • Valerie Reif, Research Associate at Florence School of Regulation
  • Eleonora Bettenzoli, Deputy Director of Retail Market Directorate, ARERA
  • Closing words

    Conclusion and Wrap-up by Moderator of the Day

    Drinks reception

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    Conference Speakers

    Stephen Woodhouse, Chief Digital Officer at Pöyry. Stephen has 20+ years experience

    Elering, Head of the Smart Grid Unit and Digital Development Manager Georg

    Senior advisor of Elering, WP lead in EU-SysFlex Mr Kalle Kukk

    Olivier Grabette, Executive Vice-President of RTE (co-organiser)   Olivier GRABETTE, graduated from

    Vice President, Sales, Accounts and Business Development at EnerKey Jaakko Huhta

    Chief Information Officer of ENTSO-E Since 1998 Nicolas has focused most of

    Manager I+D/Product Marketing at DEXMA Energy  

    Partner at Thema Consulting Group Åsmund Jenssen has 18 years experience from

    Klaas Hommes, Business Developer at TenneT Broad experience in Utility's. Has

    Policy Officer - Smart Grids,

    Head of the Energy Department, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications

    CEO of Elering Taavi Veskimägi has been the Chairman of the Board

    Commissioner-designate for Energy
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    Event Location

    Vaba Lava
    Telliskivi 60a-9, 10142, Tallinn, Estonia
    T: +372 5689 6079

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