News Digest Item
03 Feb 2017

“New platform for the energy market of the future”


German energy company innogy has teamed up with technology company Kiwigrid to develop a new platform for organising a decentralised power supply system, innogy said in a press release. “Centralised power plants are a thing of the past,” innogy writes, arguing that today’s “more than 1.3 million large and small renewable energy systems and remote storage units” required an intelligent control system that optimises supply and consumption. innogy, itself a green energy spin-off of utility RWE, said Kiwigrid’s software allowed for real-time monitoring and control of PV systems, heat pumps, storage units, or e-car charging stations. This allowed customers “to control their energy consumption efficiently and save money by selling self-generated electricity”.

Read the press release in English here.

For more information, read the CLEW dossier The energy transition and Germany’s power grid.

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