The Nordic TSOs have a strong tradition of cooperation. E-Bridge has been supporting the Nordic CEO Cooperation since 2017.
Information technology (IT) is an integral part of the electric power system and is becoming increasingly important in terms of the necessary coordination and automation within Europe.
In 2021, the Nordic CEOs decided that the Nordic IT group (NIT) should develop a Nordic IT Strategy 2025 for approval in early 2022, involving the other Nordic committees such as the RGN and MSG.
NIT has initiated a project to create a Nordic collaboration platform for improving information sharing, and the CEOs asked NIT to identify opportunities for cooperation using a top-down approach.
The Nordic IT strategy should ensure that general IT guidelines and recommendations are applied to the four Nordic TSOs and allow for a strong Nordic voice in IT discussions within ENTSO-E.
NIT has asked E-Bridge to support the development of the Nordic IT strategy.
For the development of the Nordic IT Strategy, E-Bridge plans to use an agile, multi-stage process that ensures the goals are met and enables an efficient review of intermediate results.
E-Bridge will conduct interviews with the NIT core team to gain insights into the current situation and main objective of the IT strategy, using a target-oriented questionnaire to identify the initial strategic aspects for further development.
Additional interviews with other relevant Nordic committees will be conducted to create a comprehensive picture.
Based on these interviews and internal expert knowledge, the requirements for the Nordic IT Strategy will be compiled, highlighting key success factors and providing recommendations for governance, including the clarification of roles and responsibilities.
The final deliverable will be a Nordic IT strategy (in PowerPoint) that provides specific guidelines for Nordic IT projects.
The IT strategy should:
- Include a comprehensive plan outlining how technology should be used to meet IT and business goals
- Depict the various factors that influence the organization’s investment in and use of technology
- Support daily operations and future developments (new architecture, new systems, new technologies).