Digital Energy: LichtBlick Expands its International Approach for Distributed Energy Optimization

Feb 18, 2016, 10:30 ET from LichtBlick SE

HAMBURG, Germany, February 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

The German energy and IT company LichtBlick expands its international business for digital energy solutions and offers its cloud-based IT platform SchwarmDirigent® (swarm maestro) worldwide.

'SchwarmDirigent®' has been in operation since 2010 to integrate and orchestrate a swarm of more than 1,000 distributed energy resources (DER) including cogeneration, photovoltaics, wind, battery storage and electric vehicles.

With more than one million customers, LichtBlick is Germany's largest green energy retailer. In light of the increasing use of distributed energy resources, LichtBlick has developed the IT platform SchwarmDirigent®. It enables customers to connect, analyze and optimize all sizes and types of DERs flexibly and according to individual needs. The application opportunities range from peak shifting and shaving, a wide range of energy market integration to grid balancing and microgrid management.

Beside the market leading position for DER optimization in Germany, LichtBlick has already initiated a range of international projects. The IT platform is used within an island solution in Vietnam, where reliable and self-sufficient energy supply is ensured by using wind and solar energy as well as battery storage to replace diesel generators. Within another project the IT platform is employed to manage photovoltaic systems and storage to provide self-sufficient supply in residential areas in Manila, Philippines. Furthermore, the company is expanding activities to other EU states, the United States and Oceania.

"We are experiencing a radical change of the global energy system. Energy is becoming distributed and digital. Many countries follow these trends, sometimes even faster and in a less bureaucratic manner than Germany. This is the market opportunity we are seizing. With our SchwarmDirigent® we offer the most flexible, comprehensive and innovative IT platform solution to integrate distributed energy resources into energy markets", says LichtBlick's CEO Heiko von Tschischwitz. "What we have proven in Germany also works in other markets. We offer a reliable cloud-based solution which can easily be adapted to the needs of our global customers."

Sharing energy concept

"Today our customers on the global market are utilities, grid operators and energy service companies. Next, our focus will be on private households that will be able to market their energy via our IT platform - in line with Airbnb or Uber for electricity. Today, we are already preparing for this", emphasizes Heiko von Tschischwitz. In the future, households will be able to share energy directly via a peer-to-peer platform. What this sharing energy concept could look like is shown in the video that can be found under: http://bit.ly/1R45ALK

About LichtBlick SE 

LichtBlick SE is an energy and IT company. Our vision is to provide clean energy - anytime, anywhere and to anyone. LichtBlick was founded in 1998. Today, we are Germany's largest independent green energy retailer. We supply more than one million private and business customers with certified green energy. Due to increasing use of distributed energy resources LichtBlick has developed the IT platform 'SchwarmDirigent®' (swarm maestro). In a unique partnership, LichtBlick cooperates with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) to jointly develop solutions that speed up the energy transition towards a renewable energy future. The company headquarters is in Hamburg, Germany. In 2015, the company's turnover added up to EUR 700 million.

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Contact:
Ralph Kampwirth, Head of Communications,
LichtBlick SE, Zirkusweg 6, 20359 Hamburg, Germany
Phone +49-40-6360-1208, Mail ralph.kampwirth@lichtblick.de


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