Among the difficulties for achieving the EU’s climate and energy targets is the lack of standardizing energy and climate information at the European level. One of the most important climate adaptation measures is timely access to robust energy and climate data that underpin local and regional sustainable energy and climate policies and plans. This is a problem that can be solved with collaboration between public authorities and related institutions. As an example, there are no obligations within most national legislative frameworks for Transmission System Operators (TSOs) and Distribution System Operators (DSOs) to provide local energy data to public authorities at the sub-national level. This results in data exchange on a voluntary basis, when in fact, public authorities supporting municipalities and municipalities themselves need easier access to local data.
FEDARENE plays an active role to help these institutions in dealing with data monitoring, keeping in mind that local energy and climate data access can be challenging for many actors, due to data ownership, commercial sensitivity and the lack of accuracy or resources, among others.
ENERGee WATCH is a European project of peer-to-peer learning program enabling regional and local authorities to properly define, monitor and verify their sustainable actions.
Data4Action aims to foster collaboration models in energy data exchange between public authorities and energy data providers, to inform the design of regional and municipal sustainable energy action plans.