The management of the energy transition depends on the availability and the quality of a large range of data. Data is often difficult to find, mixed in different repositories, resulting in a lack of efficiency for research and energy management. EnerMaps aims to improve data management and accessibility in the field of energy. The purpose of the workshop is to introduce the technical concepts behind the EnerMaps Data Management Tool (EDMT), the Energy Community Gateway, and to demonstrate live its use through concrete examples.
The H2020 project EnerMaps has been working to coordinate and enrich existing energy databases to share and reuse energy data more FAIR’ly and as such more efficiently. For researchers, EnerMaps will provide tools to communicate and disseminate data efficiently, based on existing large scientific repositories.
For the renewable technology industry, energy planners, energy utilities, energy managers, energy consultants, and public administration officers specialised in the energy sector as well as social innovation experts and data providers, EnerMaps will act as a quality-checked database of crucial energy data and a possibility to access rapidly new innovative datasets as well as related insights to inform decision-makers.
We will present the main challenges of the energy sector that EnerMaps is trying to overcome, and the technical development of tools such as the data sources selection and the database structure. Both of the EnerMaps tools – the Energy Community Gateway and the visualisation tool with the calculation modules – will be presented through case studies to demonstrate the functionalities at the current development stage and their user-friendly navigation.