Data Providers – Energy & Environment

EDP España
EDP is a leading company in the energy sector. The group is present in Spain through
generation, distribution and commercialization of electricity, gas and utility services.
The Spanish electricity sector is based on a market model, in which regulated activities coexist
under a natural monopoly, such as transport and distribution, with others on free competition
conditions such as production and marketing. The level of security and quality of electricity
supply is high, given the level of investment in the distribution networks in recent years and
the existence of a mixture of sources of diversified energy sources, especially if we take into
account the low level of interconnections. EDP Spain holds an important place in the various
activities of the value chain of electricity.

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Elektro Ljubljana is the largest power distribution company in Slovenia. It covers the main part of Slovenia, including Ljubljana, the country’s capital city. Elektro Ljubljana’s grid covers a third of Slovenia, i.e. 6,166 sq km. Over 36 % of the population relies on the supply of the power provided by the Company; hence it supplies electricity to over 326,000 customers. The Company is also responsible for the development, maintenance and management of the grid and it employs almost 1,000 employees.

Presenting the grid in figures, the Company oversees 16,390 kilometres of underground cables and overhead lines as well as 5,183 substations. Ljubljana, the capital city, relies almost exclusively on the underground network and covers an area of 149 sq km while the cables stretch on over 2.697 km. The Company boasts with the following certificates: ISO 9001 (Quality Management System), ISO 14001 (Environmental Management System), ISO 27001 (Data Protection Management System) and OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health & Safety Management System), which attests company’s dedication towards quality-orientated organisation and policy. The Company’s mission is a complete supply of electricity to consumers and performance of ancillary services.

EMASESA is the first water company in Andalusia and the second national company that manage the integral water cycle, by volume of customers, with 100% public capital. It is also the seventh national company by volume of turnover in the sector.

EMASESA began its activity on October 23, 1974, when it was created by the City of Seville as a municipal private company, having changed its denomination as Metropolitan on May 8, 2007. EMASESA manages the direct supply of drinking water in the capital of Seville and other 12 municipalities in the area. He is also responsible for the public sewage and purification service in this area.

The organization of EMASESA has been characterized as a pioneering one in the management of the Integral Water Cycle from the public service perspective along with environmental responsibility. Both concepts have also been transferred to the citizenship, obtaining a significant index of environmental awareness.

EMASESA has defined a Policy of its Integrated Management System, which encompasses the Quality, Environmental, Occupational Risk Prevention, RTD and Water Safety Plans.
EMASESA belongs to national and international networks and platforms in the field like: PLANETA, Asociación Española de Abastecimientos de Agua y Saneamiento; European Public Water.

ENERGA Operator SA is distribution network operator (DSO) responsible for the development and maintenance of distribution grid located in northern and central part of Poland. Energa Operator SA is also a member company of Capital Group ENERGA SA. ENERGA SA is owner of 47 hydro power plants, Ostroleka coal power plant with rated capacity 722 MW. Total energy production in year 2015 was equal to 4.1 TWh. Total capacity of wind turbines connected to the Energa Operator grid is equal to 1966 MW.

Energa Operator runs grid consisted of 110 kV lines (6,442 km), 15 kV lines (67,366 km), 0,4 kV lines (110 619 km), 110/15 kV/kV, main system substations (493) and 15/0,4 kV/kV substations (59 084). Energa Operator supply electrical energy to 2.8 mln customers, including 0.29 mln business customers. The energy delivered to customers (sold) in Q2 2016 was equal to 5,5 TWh.

AMI Project started in Energa Operator in 29.06.2010. It included the implementation of a central IT system, and the implementation of smart metering infrastructure. Developed standards for communication, which take into account the meter data model COSEM objects and Data Terminal Unit, precise guidelines for the implementation of all the used communication protocols (eg. DLMS, HDLC, PRIME), its own communication protocol between the application and the hub (DCSAP) and defined security mechanisms for all system components. More than 840k meters was installed on Energa-Operator grid within 6 years of the roll out of the project.

Nipe Fagio is a Tanzania-based civil society organization focused on increasing awareness,
facilitating and promoting sustainable development initiatives in the country, particularly in
the solid waste management field
Nipe Fagio, as a recognized and well-known local organization, has engaged in World Bank
activities across the years, participating in multiple community engagements. In 2018, the
World Bank supported Nipe Fagio to lead the World Cleanup Day in Tanzania as part of the
Let’s Do It Tanzania project. As part of LDI-TZ, we mapped over 5,000 trash spots in Dar es
Salaam and conducted over 150 cleanups.

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Founded in 2004, UBIMET GmbH is the largest private provider of meteorological services in Austria and among the top three largest weather companies in Europe. Headquartered in Vienna, UBIMET runs several branch offices in Melbourne, Berlin and New York. Currently, UBIMET has about 200 employees. The company’s main area of expertise lies in the field of meteorology, specifically in developing forecast models, issuing weather forecasts and severe weather warnings with high temporal and spatial resolution, as well as in preparing data and forecasts tailored to suit individual customer requirements, such as information services, risk management, personnel planning, decision support, etc. The clientele includes insurance agencies, infrastructure operators, municipalities and individuals, as well as mass media, such as daily newspapers and private radio stations. Due to the essential advantage of an in-house research and development department, UBIMET can provide state-of-the-art knowledge in all areas of meteorological technology and has experience in different joint research programs dealing with meteorology and ICT.
Virtual Power Solutions (VPS) is an innovative, market leader in the design and operation of dynamic connected platforms, providing real-time granular data to consumers, network operators and utilities. Minimising consumption by increasing energy efficiency, optimising the time of use and realising the monetisation of loads. VPS has a proven team of experts with a strong track record of providing significant benefits to all stakeholders in the modern energy network. Its aim is to become the largest builder and operator of Virtual Power Plants in Europe. VPS is a tech company that provides ESaaS (Energy Savings as a Service) to all sectors: industrial and commercial, SME and domestic, addressing important market needs arisen from the current energy transition: i) Energy Consumers that want to minimise, optimise and monetise their energy demand, be protected against the future introduction of time-of-use tariffs in European markets, manage the challenges associated with the growing number of electric vehicles and, simultaneously, increase the energy independence and sustainability through Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings (NZEB); ii) Utilities and Network Operators who need to balance their grid, assure a secure operation and minimize the deviations to the forecasted demand by introducing ADR capabilities in their customer base.

The EDI data providers (DPs) are large corporates that work side-by-side with us to propose exciting big data challenges based on real-life scenarios in their day-to-day running, for our top startups to solve throughout the 8-month programme. In 2018 we began with 15 data providers proposing challenges in the following sectors: Energy & Environment (3), Industry 4.0 (2), Internet & Media (3), Retail (2) and Smart Cities (3).

For this second round of EDI, we are honoured to have 5 more prestigious DPs come on board. The challenges proposed this year by our 20 DPs span the following: Energy & Environment (7), Finance (1), Gaming (1), Internet & Media (4), Retail (3), Smart Cities (1), Sports (2) and Transport & Logistics (2)

We still have a couple of spots open to join the EDI programme as a Data Provider.
Apply now to join this prestigious list of forward-thinking companies that will have their challenges solved by our dynamic startups.

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