About the project

Project Name: ORATORIO

Energy data exchange platform

Team: Jean-Baptiste Bernard, Guillaume Pilot, Filip Gluszak


The ORATORIO project plans to bring pragmatic and efficient answers to the data portability, based on the extensive experience of GridPocket team in large scale deployments of digital energy services with electric and gas utilities, as well as many years of applied research of data security, analytics, open data and human acceptance.

The ORATORIO project consists also in the development of a platform that will store different types of energy data of consumers and prosumers (consumption/production and IoT data in this prototype): consumption data, energy profiles, analytics of use, data of IoT devices, electric vehicule data.

The ORATORIO platform can be divided in two components: an energy management component to allow user data management, and a portability component to connect users with energy third-party companies and energy providers.

Website: www.gridpocket.com


Achievements from the first phase of the DAPSI programme

During the 1st phase of DAPSI, the Oratorio project, managed by GridPocket, accomplished:

  • Definition of a data portability framework for the energy sector
  • Definition of the interoperable, evolutive and secure communication protocol
  • Implementation of a prototype energy data hub
  • Implementation of a prototype use case application enabling smart electric car charging

On the commercial side, Gridpocket has signed a first commercial agreement related to the Oratorio technology.


Achievements from the second phase of the DAPSI programme

During the second phase, GridPocket released the MVP version of ORATORIO and published open sources software, enabling third parties to build ORATORIO client applications.

The MVP version of ORATORIO processes data from an existing legacy API into a new normalized API, using a proposed data-model based on RDF serialization format: JSON-LD.

ORATORIO can share rights with end-users (who own their energy data) to manage their consents for data sharing from energy provider, to selected energy third parties via a web user interface. Oratorio is GDRP compliant by design following the European requirements.

ORATORIO manages authentication and access rights to any actor willing to use and process the user’s data. The third parties can become data controllers as well. Indeed, once they get the user’s consent, they are fully responsible for the user’s data processing regardless of utility company’s responsibility.

ORATORIO proposes a public API for third parties for getting end-user data from the utility provider.

ORATORIO integrates data (user data, contract data, technical data and consumption data) and adapts them into a standard and fully documented format.

ORATORIO provides a consent dashboard to the end user to keep him or her fully informed of what data type is used and for which purposes. The related consents are clearly worded and can be granted or removed at any time by the end user.

With ORATORIO, the utility company can guarantee that consumption data can be transmitted in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format to any other data processor, whatever is: additional service provider, or another energy provider.


Testimonial

The success of the global energy transition depends on the possibility of exchanging data between heterogeneous energy systems such as power production, utilities, service providers, smart homes, electric car charging platform and other. Filip Gluszak, CEO of GridPocket said “DAPSI provides GridPocket with access to the leading European experts in data portability, as well as to multiple resources enabling to validate specifications, implement innovative prototypes and commercialise the new energy data hub solution.”


Team

    Jean-Baptiste Bernard

    Senior Data Scientist at GridPocket, in charge of the innovation and production projects. He has a Cognitive Science PhD in cognitive science and worked as a post-doctorate at Berkeley University, CA, USA.

      Guillaume Pilot

      head of its R&D department at GridPocketl. Guillaume was a research engineer in INRIA before to join GridPocket. He is specialised in the UX/UI implementation of energy portals and masteries open-source IoT solutions.

        Filip Gluszak

        CEO and co-founder of GridPocket. Over 20 years of market experience with innovative data service (energy, telecom, airspace) at large international companies and successful start-ups and well as research background from NEC Research Institute, NJ, USA.


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