E.DSO publishes Open Data Policy Brief

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DSOs hold many datasets which, when made publicly available, can help other stakeholders and market parties with e.g. better decision making, create new services and promote synergies between different sectors. Publishing data in the form of open data can unlock many types of benefits, amongst which contributions to the energy transition. On the other hand, not all data is suitable to make publicly available due to potential breaches of security or violations of privacy regulations. It is therefore important for DSOs to have a common understanding. This E.DSO Policy Brief addresses the definition of open data as well as the benefits and tradeoffs involved in deciding whether to make data openly available. To illustrate the possibilities of open data, actual uses cases are added as well as building blocks of an indicative open data framework.