innogy DigiKoo to Deploy Trusted Grid Data Services using the Intertrust Modulus Data Rights Management Platform

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By Team Intertrust


Sunnyvale, CA and Essen, Germany  – July 12, 2018 (ETR: IGY), Intertrust Technologies Corporation, the world leader in trusted distributed computing technologies, today announced that DigiKoo will deploy Intertrust Modulus™ trusted data rights management platform. DigiKoo, a wholly-owned subsidiary of German energy company innogy, serves the biggest German distribution grid operator Westnetz, among other customers. DigiKoo will use Modulus to create a secure, rights managed data exchange for grid operators that provides efficient, clean and up-to-date data for city planners and grid planners in a GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and German regulation friendly way.

Founded in 2017, DigiKoo has built a modern web-based platform that allows planners to rapidly access grid information from multiple parties. Intertrust joins other DigiKoo specialist partners, including envelio, tetraeder.solar, and topogrids, to deliver trusted data services that allow grid planners and operators to solve current and future challenges in Germany’s Energiewende (energy transition) that includes the increased penetration of renewables, storage, and the deployment of e-mobility infrastructure. The challenge in the German grid business is to make data from multiple sources available to their relevant market participants, for example, distribution system operators (DSO), utilities, and municipalities. Processing data in a trusted and reliable way that respects the numerous consumer protection, data privacy and competition laws is vital. DigiKoo’s tools use map-based GIS interfaces to help planners and developers estimate loads and plan expansion measures in a broad variety of areas.

“We selected Intertrust Modulus for DigiKoo because it meets our need to provide a service that protects German consumers while allowing market participants to cooperate where needed,” said Peter Mathis, DigiKoo’s managing director. “Using Modulus, DigiKoo can grid data, securely combine it with data from other sources, and make it available in a secure rights-managed way that obeys governing laws and facilities data access. Planning and permitting processes that took weeks now take only seconds.”

Modulus provides the ability to manage diverse data sets under digital data rights management that observes enterprise policies and data management regulations.

“DigiKoo is a showcase example of how Modulus can help enterprises build data-driven business models,” said Tim Schaaff, Intertrust’s chief product officer. “Our platform securely intermediates between competing and cooperating actors to provide convenience and time-to-market. Our programmable data rights management system not only allows us to implement existing data management regulations and apply them to the data, but also adapt dynamically to new regulations and policies as they become available.”