AMPEERS ENERGY awarded the Fraunhofer Founder's Prize 2019: Start-up convinces with its simple, smart solutions for the decentralized energy turnaround

AMPEERS ENERGY wins the Fraunhofer Gründerpreis 2019, which is endowed with €5000. The start-up convinced the expert jury of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and the Hightech-Gründerfonds with its cloud-based solution for the smart networking and systematic management of decentralized energy systems.

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by Dr. Karsten Schmidt,
Gerrit Ellerwald, Tobias Müller
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Published on 19.02.2020

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by Dr. Karsten Schmidt,
Gerrit Ellerwald, Tobias Müller
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AMPEERS ENERGY solves a basic problem of energy market transformation

In the jury’s statement, Thomas Doppelberger, head of Fraunhofer Venture, emphasized that the AMPEERS ENERGY team had solved a basic problem of the transformation of the energy market with Fraunhofer technology: “In a very short time, AMPEERS ENERGY has developed a high-tech application from applied research that not only represents a quantum leap in decentralized energy management for companies, but also turns the energy revolution into a business model for its customers.

Dr. Karsten Schmidt, CEO of AMPEERS ENERGY, is grateful for the start-up assistance provided by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and adds: “With the competent and long-standing energy industry platform developed over many years, we can differentiate ourselves in the market in an excellent way right from the start. Equally exciting, however, is the future cooperation with Fraunhofer, which will enable us to continuously integrate further innovations into our solutions”.

Dr. Andreas Olmes, Principal at High-Tech Gründerfonds confirms: “Especially in the field of renewables, the networking of different energy sources and consumers is the key to success. This is exactly what AMPEERS ENERGY delivers”.

Because with the cloud-based software ecosystem from AMPEERS ENERGY it is possible to realize savings potential across all energy components of properties, from the solar system on the roof to the supply of the company’s own fleet of electric vehicles. This protects the environment and the wallets of local consumers. AMPEERS ENERGY uses an energy management platform developed at Fraunhofer IOSB-AST, among other things, to achieve this. The AI-based software automatically forecasts generation and consumption, performs subsequent optimization, and handles the complete processing and billing, including all energy market processes. A special feature is the cross-sectoral approach: The overall optimization includes electricity, heat and mobility.

For players in the energy industry such as energy service providers, e-fleet operators or housing companies, AMPEERS ENERGY‘s customized SaaS solutions offer the opportunity for simple and cost-efficient entry into new business models for the decentralized energy turnaround.

Tenant power projects, for example, can realize cost advantages of up to 40% compared to existing solutions. E-vehicles can reduce operating costs by about 750€ per year compared to conventional diesel vehicles and for urban districts, savings of up to 20% are possible through the cross-sectoral optimization of energy supply.

AMPEERS ENERGY is a provider of SaaS solutions and enables decentralized business models

AMPEERS ENERGY is a partner of the energy and real estate industry as well as fleet operators on the way to sustainably profitable, decentralized business models. Up to now, offers relating to the topic of tenant power have only been economical in certain areas. AMPEERS ENERGY is changing that. With the cloud-based software solutions available, entry into tenant electricity, neighbourhood energy management and electromobility is simple and profitable.

As a spin-off of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, the start-up company has access to the latest technologies, which are made available to the energy and real estate industry and fleet operators by a team with many years of experience in the energy industry and agile software developers.