Kiwigrid and Dev­Boost devel­op mobile app to man­age stor­age heaters for enviaM

The envia Mit­teldeutsche Energie AG (envi­aM), the Chem­nitz-based lead­ing region­al ener­gy ser­vice provider in east­ern Ger­many, has launched a mobile app for the man­age­ment of elec­tric stor­age heaters. The appli­ca­tion is con­nect­ed to enviaM’s web-based ener­gy man­age­ment sys­tem, which maps the ener­gy flow in homes, inte­grates a weath­er fore­cast ser­vice and process­es all rel­e­vant data for man­ag­ing ener­gy demand. The com­plete solu­tion was devel­oped under the lead­er­ship of the Dres­den-based soft­ware and IoT com­pa­ny for renew­able ener­gies, Kiwigrid, and in close coop­er­a­tion with the IT spe­cial­ists Dev­Boost and tek­mar Regel­sys­teme GmbH from Essen, a spe­cial­ist in ener­gy-effi­cient con­trol tech­nol­o­gy for home ener­gy. The soft­ware is based on the ener­gy ser­vice plat­form KiwiOS.

The app, a new advanced ener­gy prod­uct in enviaM’s port­fo­lio, enables envi­aM cus­tomers to man­age their stor­age heaters intel­li­gent­ly and effi­cient­ly. In addi­tion to increased user com­fort, the dig­i­tal tool helps reg­u­late demand on the elec­tric­i­ty grid in times of high renew­able ener­gy pro­duc­tion and is designed for the inte­gra­tion of dynam­ic tar­iffs. The solu­tion is aimed at over 43,000 envi­aM cus­tomers in the MIT­NETZ STROM grid area who have stor­age heaters.

In the future, the new prod­uct will also con­tribute to the gen­er­a­tion of flex­i­bil­i­ties, enabling the con­ver­gence of the elec­tric­i­ty, heat­ing and trans­port sec­tors and there­by sup­port­ing the ener­gy transition.

Lars Schwarzelt, Direc­tor Projects at Kiwigrid, comments:

We are pleased to have suc­cess­ful­ly launched anoth­er envi­aM ener­gy prod­uct togeth­er. Our goal is to gen­er­ate max­i­mum syn­er­gy between the envi­aM prod­ucts already run­ning on the KiwiOS plat­form and the new app, and so to fur­ther con­tribute to the dig­i­tal­iza­tion of ener­gy supply.”

 Anke Tal­lig, Inno­v­a­tive Prod­uct Devel­op­ment at envi­aM, adds:

The app and inte­grat­ed weath­er fore­casts enable our cus­tomers to charge their stor­age heaters in line with demand and to achieve their ide­al tem­per­a­ture for each room. This is a lev­el of com­fort that has nev­er been seen before! At the same time, every stor­age heater is also a stor­age unit for renew­able ener­gy and thus an impor­tant part of the ener­gy tran­si­tion. We are hap­py to have a reli­able part­ner in Kiwigrid, with whom we can devel­op prod­ucts for a sus­tain­able ener­gy future.”

About envi­aM
The envi­aM Group is the lead­ing region­al ener­gy ser­vice provider in east­ern Ger­many. It sup­plies more than 1.3 mil­lion cus­tomers with elec­tric­i­ty, gas, heat and ener­gy ser­vices. The group of com­pa­nies, which employs around 3.300 peo­ple, includes envia Mit­teldeutsche Energie AG (envi­aM), Chem­nitz, and oth­er com­pa­nies in which envi­aM holds a major­i­ty stake. Togeth­er, they are devel­op­ing the Inter­net of Ener­gy in east­ern Ger­many. enviaM’s major­i­ty share­hold­ers are E.ON SE and around 650 munic­i­pal­i­ties in east­ern Ger­many. Through hold­ing com­pa­nies, the share­hold­ers have both direct and indi­rect stakes in enviaM.

About Dev­Boost
Dev­Boost pro­vides soft­ware com­pa­nies con­crete oppor­tu­ni­ties to scale their devel­op­ment. Being a reli­able devel­op­ment part­ner, Dev­Boost sup­ports prod­uct and devel­op­ment teams in the imple­men­ta­tion of high-qual­i­ty soft­ware solu­tions as well as the estab­lish­ment and expan­sion of auto­mat­ed devel­op­ment infra­struc­tures. On the basis of mod­ern tech­nolo­gies and cloud plat­forms, Dev­Boost enables its cus­tomers to increase the deliv­ery time of new fea­tures as well as the over­all qual­i­ty of their products.

About Kiwigrid
Kiwigrid is the soft­ware and IoT com­pa­ny for renew­able ener­gy. The KiwiOS plat­form is used to oper­ate white label prod­ucts for ener­gy sup­pli­ers, the auto­mo­tive indus­try and man­u­fac­tur­ers of decen­tral­ized ener­gy sys­tems. Kiwigrid enables its cus­tomers to open up new mar­kets, diver­si­fy their offer­ings and dif­fer­en­ti­ate them­selves from the com­pe­ti­tion. The Dres­den-based com­pa­ny was found­ed in 2011 and cur­rent­ly employs over 150 peo­ple. Kiwigrid is a leader for intel­li­gent ener­gy man­age­ment and works with E.ON, Bay­Wa r.e., LG Elec­tron­ics among others.

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