The open data movement has become an important trend in the space of a few years. Governments, companies and communities integrate open data into their innovation efforts. This project aims to enable others to further utilize our data in order to actively contribute to the energy transition.

What is open data?

Open data is numerical data that is released in a structured fashion (as part of a data set) under an open license that ensures it can be freely accessed and used by third parties. Open data are raw, unformatted data that are generally extracted from in-house information systems. Their main characteristics are as follows:

  • Availability and access
    The data set must be accessible in its entirety at a reasonable reproduction cost, preferably through download from the Internet in a practical and editable format.
  • Reuse and republication
    Reuse and republication, including cross-referencing with other data sets, is permitted.
  • Universal circulation
    It must be possible for any person to use, reuse and republish the data. There must be no discrimination related to the field of activity or to an individual or group. For example, restrictions against commercial use and those that provide only for certain uses (e.g., for educational purposes only) are prohibited.