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Kiwigrid extends its net­work in Germany’s ener­gy indus­try

  • Kiwigrid is a mem­ber of BDEW and FNN
  • Open plat­form for all ener­gy indus­try mar­ket roles
  • Kiwigrid is the only man­u­fac­tur­er to devel­op a val­ue-added smart meter gate­way

Kiwigrid GmbH has recent­ly become a mem­ber of the BDEW, as well as the Net­work Technology/Operation Forum with­in the VDE.

Many of Germany’s lead­ing ener­gy com­pa­nies rely on our plat­form, includ­ing E.ON, inno­gy, envi­aM, Lech­w­erke, Stadtwerke Düs­sel­dorf, and Stadtwerke Vat­ten­fall. With our new part­ner­ships, we are also active­ly shap­ing the ener­gy tran­si­tion at the com­mit­tee lev­el,” says Kiwigrid´s Man­ag­ing Direc­tor Matthias Her­tel.

The Fed­er­al Asso­ci­a­tion of Ener­gy and Water Indus­tries (BDEW) rep­re­sents more than 1,800 com­pa­nies, mak­ing it the lead­ing asso­ci­a­tion for heat, elec­tric­i­ty, and elec­tri­cal grids—all key issues for Kiwigrid. Amongst oth­er things, mem­ber com­pa­nies account for around 90% of elec­tric­i­ty sales, 95% of elec­tric­i­ty grids, and over 60% of local and dis­trict heat­ing sales.

Fol­low­ing the addi­tion of Kiwigrid and 17 oth­er com­pa­nies, Ste­fan Kapfer­er, chair­man of the BDEW Exec­u­tive Board, said: “We are pleased that we were able to win over new tra­di­tion­al ener­gy and water util­i­ty com­pa­nies, and that com­pa­nies from the fields of mobil­i­ty, IT ser­vices, and hous­ing also decid­ed in favor of BDEW. This shows how mul­ti-faceted the ener­gy indus­try has become. The BDEW is the only asso­ci­a­tion that rep­re­sents this new world of ener­gy in its entire­ty. This is the best way to work togeth­er to find answers to future ques­tions of ener­gy sup­ply, cli­mate pro­tec­tion, and mobil­i­ty.”

The Net­work Technology/Operation Forum of the VDE plays a key role in shap­ing fun­da­men­tal changes in elec­tric­i­ty grids as a tech­nol­o­gy stan­dard­iza­tion body of the ener­gy tran­si­tion. Its mem­bers are com­pa­nies that work in the field of elec­tric­i­ty. Kiwigrid is one of nine mem­ber com­pa­nies devel­op­ing a smart meter gate­way. Mil­lions of these devices will be the cen­tral ele­ments of the dig­i­tal and decen­tral­ized ener­gy sys­tem in the near future.

About Kiwigrid

Kiwigrid aims to help util­i­ties, vehi­cle man­u­fac­tur­ers, and man­u­fac­tur­ers of dis­trib­uted ener­gy resources mas­ter the ener­gy tran­si­tion. Cus­tomers of the Dres­den com­pa­ny use the ener­gy ser­vice plat­form to open up new mar­kets, diver­si­fy their prod­ucts and ser­vices, and pull ahead of their com­pe­ti­tion. To make this pos­si­ble, Kiwigrid offers them cut­ting edge IoT tech­nol­o­gy and ener­gy ser­vices that help increase ener­gy effi­cien­cy, opti­mize the use of renew­able ener­gies, pave the way for elec­tric vehi­cles, and sta­bi­lize grids. Kiwigrid GmbH was found­ed in 2011 and now employs over 160 staff from var­i­ous parts of the world. Since then, the com­pa­ny has built up a wealth of exper­tise in ener­gy as it relates to the Inter­net of Things and intel­li­gent ener­gy man­age­ment. Kiwigrid is one of the world’s lead­ing tech­nol­o­gy com­pa­nies in these areas and was once again includ­ed on the Glob­al Clean­tech 100 list in Feb­ru­ary 2018.