Why did Finland join Eress?

Explore why Finland believes that Erex provides the solution for harmonized energy settlement across Europe.

Finland now has a working solution—the Erex system—both for energy settlement and exchange, the validation of energy data, as well as for the purchase of energy on the market. Juha-Matti Vilppo, Project Manager at the Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency, firmly believes that Erex is an excellent choice for both current and future partners.

“The reason why we chose the Erex system is because it is very important to have a harmonized energy settlement solution in Europe. And it is easier to harmonize when member countries can develop something together and have good cooperation beyond their borders. This is why partnering with Eress made sense to us. Furthermore, I think that it is important to point out that, because the Erex solution was well-established within the Nordic countries already, it was a very natural choice for Finland to join this collective. Of course, our primary reason for coming onboard was the economic benefit of developing this solution with other Eress partners. Together, we focus on ensuring that the Erex system fulfills the EU requirements for train operators, is transparent as possible, and is not too complicated to implement. I believe that we get a lot more out of developing these things together, rather than developing them on our own.”

“Personally, I think it is very important that we have a common solution, like the Erex system, for energy exchange and settlement, in addition to implementing more energy meters. With the metered train-runs, it is possible to regularly adjust the accuracy of the estimated train-runs.  It’s crucial to be able to get exact energy consumption readings and to validate them with the train-run data so that we can settle the bill accordingly. Energy-metered data is, by far, the most accurate approach,” Mr. Vilppo concludes.

 


The full version of this article can be found in Eress Magazine 2019.
Author: Annika Utgaard
 
For more information, please contact jaccla@banenor.no

Juha-Matti Vilppo

Created Thursday, April 04, 2019

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