startups

Ed’s note: Welcome to the Start-up Zone

Innovation in the energy sector has led to an interesting dynamic. Established utilities are working with start-ups to...
shell

Shell hosts its Eco-marathon Americas edition, winners head to London

Shell has hosted its 2019 edition of the Eco-marathon Americas at Sonoma Raceway in California.
IEEE

IEEE names finalists for ‘Empower a Billion Lives’ initiative

IEEE has named the 23 finalists who will participate in the global competition to address extreme poverty and lack of access to energy
edge computing

National Grid in $15 million round to optimise DER management using...

The venture investment and innovation arm of National Grid has invested in software-defined edge computing company to ensure grid operators improve rollout and management of large-scale distributed edge infrastructure.
Free Electrons

Free Electrons from The Inside (What the Program has taught...

The Free Electrons program has been a transformative experience for Greenbird. Our company offers out-of-the-box data integrations and data flow management for utilities, so our core customers are in this industry sector.
Greenbird Integration Technologies

Hidden data trapped in the low voltage grid to be revealed...

A new partnership between Norwegian technology company, Greenbird IT and French data analytics company, Odit-e will enable utility companies to access previously hidden information from the Low Voltage grid.
Siprotec 5 siemens

Going outside to innovate from within

The second evolution of the world’s first dedicated energy start-up accelerator, Free Electrons, has finished after an exciting and successful programme over the past year.
Vattenfall

Vattenfall acquires AI-based demand response startup

Swedish power company Vattenfall has bought 100 percent of the shares of the Dutch company Senfal, thereby adding demand side flexibility and renewable generation optimization.
Innoenergy

ENGIE acquires Swiss startup to achieve energy transition goals

French multinational electric utility company ENGIE has acquired a Swiss-based smart home energy management solutions firm as part of efforts to achieve...
Greenbird Integration Technologies

Insights: Dancing with elephants

We all know it and are part of it: The energy system is changing rapidly. Digitalization is advancing at incredible speed. Renewables, electrification of transportation and market deregulation are bringing enormous changes to the sector and are leading to the emergence of disruptive business models. We are seeing new players suddenly appear and gain huge traction.

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