EDF has set up a subsidiary specializing in the management of energy consumption data for individuals and professionals. Called Datanumia, it is made up of 150 employees and aims to “support customers in controlling their energy consumption and reducing their carbon footprint“, details Thierry Brot, CEO of Datanumia.
Born of a merger
Datanumia is not starting from scratch. It is the result of a merger between two former subsidiaries of the French group, Netseenergy and Edelia, specializing in the analysis of energy consumption data. Through this reorganization, EDF aims to become a leading European player in the field of data serving energy performance.
Datanumia thus offers solutions to monitor, optimize and manage energy consumption in individual or collective housing, tertiary buildings and industries. They are already used by a large number of companies such as Allianz, Faurecia, L’Oréal, Louis Vuitton or even the American company Arconic.
Thanks to the data collected, EDF can compare customer consumption with that of similar sites or households, estimate the distribution by use and set up alerts to increase energy performance or reduce consumption.
Simplify regulatory compliance
These platforms can also allow companies to simplify their compliance with energy transition regulations. The Tertiary Decree, which entered into force on October 1, 2019, made it compulsory to carry out actions to reduce final energy consumption in tertiary buildings of more than 1000 m², by 40% by 2030 and up to 60% before 2050.
Datanumia, for example, publishes the iBoard software, a tool for managing the energy performance of buildings. It also works for multi-site customers. On the specific side, the subsidiary offers a portfolio of services including Better Homes, which offers various functions, such as automatic thermostat control.
The services comply with the GDPR
Aware of the issues related to the protection of privacy, EDF promises that its solutions comply with the legislation in force on the protection of personal data. The leading French electricity supplier thus hopes to avoid the wrath of the National Commission for Informatics and Freedoms (Cnil) which, in February 2020, ordered it to comply with the standards in force with its Linky meters. Since then, a new consent process and a new data retention policy have been put in place.