Fwd: Invitation: Energy Data — Webinar and Showcase with £7k awards

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Robbie Morrison

Jun 17, 2021, 12:08:59 PMJun 17
to openmod list, Open Energy (Icebreaker One)

Hello all  (if interested in data semantics and data licensing)

The United Kingdom‑based Icebreaker One organization is building an Open Energy portal (not to be confused with the Open Energy Platform) and have recently turned their attention to data standards.  Data standards, in this context includes metadata standards and schemas, glossaries, and a suite of proprietary licenses.  The portal itself could be described as trusted brokerage with its trust and accreditation model borrowed from the banking industry.  Here are some recent notes from a newly formed advisory group on data standards:

I have pointed out to Icebreaker on several occasions of work within this community and within the EERAdata project.  But I don't detect any real interest in bridging with outside efforts.  So I presume this will be an entirely United Kingdom initiative.  And it will be mostly aimed at transacting data in a commercial context.  For instance, some material from the above set of notes is reproduced:
  • Data needs to be de-siloed from regulated energy ‘monopolies’. Policy and regulation which compels data silo owners to make available their data without cost or undue restrictions is critical to the development of the energy sector. 
  • “Challenges I see in this industry: Data quality, lack of standards application (where they exist (e.g. CIM) and standards in some areas. Lack of metadata capture. Open data triage process is a good starting point but will need adaptation and adoption in each organisation. Potential liability if data is used for purposes that it was not intended for. Others getting commercial gain from ‘my data’ without me being compensated.“
I have no idea what "open data triage" is?  I would have thought looking for an embedded CC‑BY‑4.0 or CC0‑1.0 SPDX identifier would suffice.

The posting appended below outlines a related competition for those in the United Kingdom.

Let me say quite clearly there is a place for a trusted brokerage platform such as the one that Icebreaker One is building.  But that public interest information that can be published should be legally unencumbered and made freely available.  That latter discussion seems largely nonexistent in the United Kingdom as far as I can tell.

Regarding the development of data standards, I presume the United Kingdom will end up with one set of standards and the European Union with another.  Moreover, I presume that public interest analysis in the United Kingdom will become increasingly private and in the European Union increasingly public.

On a related note, can anyone point me to legal analysis on the interoperability between the United Kingdom OGL‑UK‑3.0 and Creative Commons CC‑BY‑4.0 licenses?  Many thanks in advance.

Apologies for the long and difficult posting.

with best wishes, Robbie

-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: [Icebreaker One] Invitation: Energy Data — Webinar and Showcase with £7k awards
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2021 13:43:49 +0000
From: Gavin Starks <ga...@icebreakerone.org>
Reply-To: Gavin Starks <ga...@icebreakerone.org>
To: Robbie <robbie....@posteo.de>

Enter your work — up to £7k cash awards
Please feel free to forward this email to anyone you think may be interested.

Hello Robbie,

Good news! 

BEIS (Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) awarded us (in partnership with Arup and Hippo Digital) their Energy Data Visibility Project (EDVP) after a competitive process.

This will:

  1. Enhance Energy Data Search, adding more user needs into development
  2. Via an industry Advisory Group, deliver Data Standards and Glossary for the sector
  3. Profile the best of the UK's energy data visibility work through an Industry Showcase (open NOW; CLOSES 9am on 6 JULY 2021)
To add your input or enter the Showcase please use this link https://energydata.org.uk/2021/06/03/three-energy-data-innovation-calls-act-now/

The best entries will be featured on our website at http://energydata.org.uk and at a virtual event on 29th July.

Awards of up to £7k will be made for the best in class 
(at the sole discretion of the Judging panel). 

Public webinar

What: Modernising access to energy data to achieve net zero: an introduction to the Energy Data Visibility Project

When: Wed 23 June @ 2pm BST (30 minutes)


Programme: The Energy Data Visibility Project (EDVP) forms part of the Modernising Energy Data (MED) programmes being commissioned by BEIS, Ofgem and Innovate UK, which are leading the change towards a digital energy sector.

Please feel free to forward this email to anyone you think may be interested.

If you’d like to collaborate with Icebreaker One, please contact us via email (opene...@icebreakerone.org and/or se...@icebreakerone.org).

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