This year E.ON is taking part at Odyssey - one of Europe’s leading hackathons. It is a worldwide cooperation event that brings utilities, corporates, governments, non-profit organizations and entrepreneurs together in order to jointly develop various solutions desperately needed for the 21st century.
A total of 21 challenges have been identified for this year’s event. Areas range from energy transition, logistics, urban infrastructure, healthcare and public safety to nature conservation and digital identity. Together with E.DIS, ENGIE, Stedien, ENPLUS, Alliander and Grid Singularity, E.ON this year is tackling a challenge of Energy Singularity.
“Our mission is to turn the largest energy challenges into new opportunities for E.ON by enhancing new types of collaboration and emerging tech,” says Kerstin Eichmann. “We need to experiment with new technologies in order to understand how opensource and AI, for example, can make the grid more sophisticated. Innovative solutions can also help scaling local energy communities, in which each participant can access and benefit from an open inclusive market design - Energy Singularity. We’re very keen to be a part of the Odyssey Hackathon and together with E.DIS test and validate new ideas with other utilities and DSOs.”
At the Energy Singularity track developers and energy market stakeholders will be brought together to simulate, experiment and advance the thesis of an agent-based, bottom-up energy market. Building upon Grid Singularity’s open source energy exchange engine (d3a.io), which enables users to model, simulate, and deploy peer-to-peer energy marketplaces, teams will compete to streamline communication and coordination among all stakeholders to create a more efficient, secure and inclusive energy market design.
The participants of the hackathon will be asked to design multiparty market interaction through APIs and intelligent agents, test trading strategies and methods to improve local energy community KPIs, such as their energy bill, level of self-sufficiency or grid congestion, create new forms of customer communication and interface and elaborate further requirements for a deployment of a bottom-up market design in a real energy community.