Data hub

Svenska kraftnät and the Swedish Energy Markets Inspectorate (Energimarknadsinspektionen, Ei) have been assigned by the Swedish Government to establish a so-called data hub that will encompass all metering data for the electricity market in Sweden.

The introduction of the data hub will result in significant changes on the electricity market in Sweden. One of the main purposes of the data hub is to enable a supplier centric market model, meaning that electricity consumers will only need to have one electricity trading company that will invoice both distribution and consumption of electricity. Another purpose is to enable new types of services related to energy efficiency by increased competition and transparency on the electricity market, as a result of improved access and exchange of information with the data hub.

Time plan

Svenska kraftnät has been assigned to develop and operate the data hub. The first part of the assignment was to present a pre-study that was submitted to the Government on June 1, 2016. Ei's task is to investigate and propose required regulatory changes needed for the creation and implementation of the data hub. They presented their proposal to the Goverment in June 2017. Read the report att www.ei.se The second part of Svenska kraftnät's assignment consists of the procurement and implementation of the data hub.

Given experiences from similar projects in other Nordic countries it is likely that a data hub for the Swedish electricity market can be available at the earliest towards the end of 2021.

Procurement

We will carry out several procurements within the data hub project. The first is completed and included the procurement of a system developer team that has the capability to develop a larger prototype of the data hub including option on full implementation.

The first procurement includes the following deliverables during the period Q3 2018 – Q2 2019.

Architecture – Produce a Software Architecture Description (SAD) including the total functional scope for the data hub.

Prototype – Build, test and implement a prototype covering the most architecturally significant functionality. The prototype should contain many of the capabilities of the final data hub but not include all functionality.

Statement of Work (SOW) – Based on the architecture and prototype deliverables, the supplier shall develop a SOW describing how to implement a fully functional data hub.

RFI – Data migration solution

We have finalized a Request for Information (RFI) process during the spring. The RFI is linked to the forthcoming procurement of solution for migrating master data from market actors in Sweden to the data hub.

The solution aims to initially provide the data hub with master data and secure data quality. The purpose of the RFI is to gather information, knowledge, experiences and views from potential suppliers to get a general picture of how the market looks like for the upcoming procurement of data migration solution.

For more information please contact us at email: hubb@svk.se.

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