EU-SysFlex webinar #5: Big data considerations and solutions for flexible energy systems


10th December 2020, 10:00-12:30 CET, ZOOM webinar

EU-SysFlex would like to invite you to a webinar on Task 5.3, describing big data considerations and solutions for flexible energy systems. Specifically, Task 5.3 investigates the options for implementing massive data exchanges, with appropriate data storage and data processing as required for extensive use of flexibility services, with increasing number of flexibility providers (including decentralised generation and prosumers). It proposes solutions to enhance existing architectures and develop data exchange platforms in the energy domain.

The work of Task 5.3 seeks to facilitate quick and safe operation in an increasingly decentralised situation with numerous stakeholders, with the needs of managing data in very close to real-time. Task 5.3 brought on board and started an active dialogue between TSOs, DSOs, technology providers, consultants, aggregators and researchers, resulting in several case studies aligned with the EU-SysFlex demonstration goals. To fulfil ambitions and the needs of tomorrow’s flexible energy system, all the participants of Task 5.3 contributed to a comprehensive study of data collection, storage, and processing requirements and functionality.

The findings of Task 5.3 are further detailed in the public report on the EU-SysFlex website ( “New big data collection, storage, and processing requirements as identified from the EU-SysFlex use cases.”

EU-SysFlex is a Horizon 2020 project aimed at identifying the long-term needs as well as the technical scarcities of the future power system. The objective of the project is to create a long-term roadmap for large-scale integration of renewable energy in electricity grids as well as provide practical assistance to power system operators across Europe. The project team is working on identifying improvements to European market design, regulation, operational practices and enhanced system tools. EU-SysFlex is a project made up of a pan-European consortium, crossing the industry spectrum from TSOs, DSOs, technology providers and consultants as well as research and academic institutes from 34 organisations across 15 European countries.


  • Alan Tkaczyk, University of Tartu, Estonia
  • Kalle Kukk, Elering (TSO), Estonia
  • Philippe Szczech, AKKA (technology provider), France
  • Nick Good, Upside Energy (aggregator), United Kingdom
  • Simon Siöstedt, AFRY (consultancy), Sweden
  • Ulf Roar Aakenes, Enoco (technology provider), Norway
  • Gunay Abdullayeva, University of Tartu, Estonia
  • Oleksandr Kurylenko, University of Tartu, Estonia
  • Angela Sahk, Cybernetica (technology provider), Estonia
  • Ville Sokk, Cybernetica (technology provider), Estonia
  • Riccardo Benedetti, AKKA (technology provider), France


  • 10:00 – 10:10 – Brief introduction to Task 5.3 – Alan Tkaczyk (UTartu)
  • 10:10 – 10:20 – Key messages of Task 5.3 – Kalle Kukk (Elering)
  • 10:20 – 10:35 – Big data framework – Philippe Szczech (AKKA)
  • 10:35 – 10:50 – Flexibility prediction – Nick Good (Upside)
  • 10:50 – 11:00 – Brief questions & answers
  • 11:00 – 11:15 – Costs of data exchange – Simon Siöstedt (AFRY)
  • 11:15 – 11:30 – Baseline models and resilience of service delivery – Ulf Roar Aakenes (Enoco)
  • 11:30 – 11:45 – Forecasting in energy systems – Alan Tkaczyk, Gunay Abdullayeva, Oleksandr Kurylenko (UTartu)
  • 11:45 – 12:00 – Privacy-preserving technologies – Angela Sahk (Cybernetica)
  • 12:00 – 12:30 – Questions & answers, discussion


(Zoom and Q&A information will be sent to the registered participants)


Contact for administrative or registration questions: Kristina Kubisova, kubisova(at)

Contact #1 for questions related to content: Task 5.3 leader, Alan Tkaczyk, alan(at)

Contact #2 for questions related to content: Work Package 5 leader, Kalle Kukk, kalle.kukk(at)