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Digitisation that creates value

An efficient collection, processing, distribution and use of data contain important potentials of streamlining and growth.

Data is the raw material of the 21st century

The Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate strives to create value by means of data and digitisation. This could be by bringing new constellations into play and by supporting the fact that data can be compiled and shared among authorities and companies, whereby we contribute to important profits in society.

As to the public sector, important efficiency gains can be obtained by data being collected centrally, but reused across administrative systems and sectors. For citizens and companies, everyday life can be easier if data are easily accessible and can be found centrally. Based on data, new innovative products and services can be created. In other words, data is the raw material of the 21st century.


A key actor in the work of digitisation of the public service

The Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate is a key actor in the digitisation of the public sector. The Ministry is e.g. responsible for the translation of a series of important initiatives under the common public digitisation strategies such as work in relation to geo-data, properties and addresses to find digital solutions that enhance efficiency improvements.

The common public digitisation strategy 2016-2020 focuses attention on the potential of data and digitisation as a motivating force of an efficient and growth-creating supply sector. The creation of digital infrastructure shall contribute to a more coherent management basis of a uniform, economic regulation and an efficient and transparent inspection. Moreover, it will support relief of burdens, simplification of rules and the work of supply companies to streamline and optimize internal working procedures and maintenance.

As part of the common public digitisation strategy 2016-2020, further development of the Danish Register of Underground Cable Owners (LER) will ensure that efficient and automated data sharing supports an easier everyday life for private companies, relief of administrative burdens and socio-economic gains. The LER propagates contact between excavators and owners of buried infrastructure, which makes it easier to get information about the position of wires in the ground before digging work starts. This minimizes the number of digging damages and subsequent inconveniences.


Free basic data to everybody's benefit

Basic data are data that are being used across the public sector and which are available to everybody free of charge. This could e.g. be basis information about Denmark and the Danes such as properties, addresses, roads and areas, water and climate, geography, persons and companies.

A simple and efficient data distribution supports the best possible use of data. With the Data Distributor, developed and run by the Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate, distribution of public basic data is compliled, streamlined and modernised to the benefit of authorities, companies and other users that have access to an easy and more stable supply of data.

The Danish cadaste system, which is a record of all title numbers in Denmark, is also anchored in the Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate. The Danish cadastre system is used as a recording and administration basis by public authorities and it also contributes to an efficient and coherent administration.


Digitisation doesn't stop

To the Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate streamlining and modernization by means of digitisation is a core job and a common thread of the ongoing work. Whether it is a question of the field of energy, utilities or climate, good digital solutions could be a potential for a better task handling and an easier everyday life for citizens and companies. By means of cooperation with municipalities and other authorities, the Ministry is constantly working on the development of new initiatives.


Anja Schäffer

Head of Section
Supply Office II

Niels Henrik Broge

Special Consultant
Supply Office II