Datahub will speed up, simplify and improve processes for every market party in electricity information exchange. The centralized solution provides all parties with equal and simultaneous access to the information.

The Datahub market processes ensure that the information from the Datahub is delivered in a secure way between market parties. It has been taken especially in to account that the data is delivered only to a market party who is entitled to the data.

Datahub will take care of all information exchange in electricity retail market in the future when customers change their supplier or when they move into a new address. The supplier gets all the information needed right away in the process from datahub. The supplier sends in the new contract information into the datahub and that information is send out to the grid company. Datahub will inform the grid company if it is a move in or a supplier change and whether the customer needs a new grid contract or not. All the information that the grid company needs will be received through the datahub. The supplier is responsible for the customer information. If the supplier sends in a change in customer information, the changed information will be then send out to all market parties who are entitled to this information.

The grid company is responsible for the information of the accounting points and metering data. Datahub receives the metering data from the grid companies and sends it out to the supplier and possible third party who has the authorization from the customer to this data. All metering data will be delivered in hourly bases.

Datahub delivers the information in the disconnection and connection processes. This way datahub has the accurate information of the connection situation at all times.

In the future datahub takes care of the distribution system operator's imbalance settlement and balance corrections. Datahub ensures that all the information needed is delivered to eSett according to the new Nordic Balance Settlement model.

Datahub has the grid companies product information in the future. In order for suppliers to be able to make an electricity sales agreement with a product that corresponds to the accounting point grid service product, the DSOs must maintain the data for their own transmission products. If desired, operators can communicate invoice row information via datahub. This enables the customer to get only one invoice that has both energy and transmission fees.

To the end customers will be offered a service portal in the datahub where a customer can log in via the identification service. The service portal enables customers to maintain their own authorization information by adding or removing authorizations. Authorizations can be granted to datahub-registered parties when ordering their services which needs information from the datahub or when inviting electricity suppliers tenders. The customers can also access to their centralized electrical data via service portal.

The process document "Electricity retail market business processes in datahub" describes in details how the processes are run in the datahub system. All the documentation related to the datahub can be found from EDIELfi portal’s datahub pages.


Asta Sihvonen-Punkka

Senior Vice President, Markets, Fingrid Oyj
Chief Executive Officer, Datahub Oy
tel. +358 30 395 5235

Pasi Aho

Manager, Fingrid Datahub
tel. +358 30 395 5262