Company overview

100 % focused on accelerating the energy revolution

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We Fuel Innovation in the Energy Business

There is a revolution going on in the energy business. Utilities depending on yesterday’s business models will be outsmarted by digital utilities that will serve a society in need of smarter energy solutions. With Utilihive we empower utilities to be ready for the future in months instead of years, enabling them to optimize grid operations, embrace the data economy, and to become a platform operator for smart city applications infrastructure.


Why Greenbird and Utilihive?

Utilihive is a unique integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) built for utilities. Greenbird believes that utilities powered by Utilihive can transform from traditional grid operators to platform operators that will create more innovative services in the new digital energy markets. They can be in the driver’s seat for driving innovation. Utilihive is built with cloud native technology and ready for the energy revolution.

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The secret Sauce

Unlike a traditional approach for system integration for utilities, Greenbird offers out-of-the-box system integration for digital utilities. Forget about failing integration projects, hard-to-maintain solutions, and traditional middleware slowing down innovation. Decades of experience from a wide utility client base is built right into Utilihive. Greenbird is a true DevOps company, delivering unique time-to-market and reliability for Utilihive.

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The Greenbird Story

The founders of Greenbird have extensive experience of systems integration derived from large scale smart metering rollouts in the Nordic countries. What puzzled them was the enormous amount of time and resources going to waste when every utility had to start all the way from scratch when approaching systems integration. In an effort to fight these inefficient, costly, slow and risky processes, Greenbird and Utilihive were born. The founders realized that utilities would benefit from acquiring system integration as a service.

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Founded to develop the domain specific iPaaS Utilihive for end-to-end integration of the smart metering value chain for utilities.

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Gained strong foothold in Norway with a client list owning more than 80 % of the meters in Norway.

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Signed Utilihive contract with Smarthub, a Norwegian alliance with 10 DSOs jointly operating the smart metering value chain.

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Raised 5 million USD in a Series A funding for expanding globally with Utilihive, led by ETF Partners in London and Statkraft Ventures in Düsseldorf.

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Signed contract with global IT vendor for delivering Utilihive to nationwide utility in the Middle East rolling out close to one million smart meters.

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Named Cool Vendor by Gartner in application architecture, infrastructure and integration | Awarded €1.9 million from Horizon 2020 SME Instrument

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Signed contract with Taiwan Power Company to help deliver Smart Meter technology to millions of households across Taiwan | Chosen by German Energy Utility, EnBW, for the integration of metering specific services within their event-driven and loosely coupled IT architecture for their metering business | Greenbird wins place in Salzburg Innovation Challenge

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Singed first contract in India with BSES Rajdhani Power Limited | Greenbird wins 2020 European Energy Data Access Pilot | Utilihive receive recognition by SEI Global Power & Energy Elites for Data & Analytics

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Leadership team

Thorsten Heller

Thorsten Heller


Bill Joss

Bill Joss

Chairman of the Board

Marius Hansen

Marius Hansen


Kent Narvhus Oksdøl

Kent Narvhus Oksdøl

SVP Strategy and Alliances

Jens-Martin Grønne

Jens-Martin Grønne

VP Technology

Our investors

After gaining a strong foothold in the Nordics, Greenbird raised a series A funding of 5 million USD in 2016 for global expansion with Utilihive. The financing was led by Statkraft Ventures and ETF Partners. Both investors focus on technology companies driving the energy revolution.

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Statkraft Ventures is a European venture capital firm working with entrepreneurs disrupting the energy sector. The company is a trustful long-term partner for founders by providing venture capital and expertise. They are backed by the Statkraft Group, Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy.

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ETF Partners supports entrepreneurs and with investment capital and experience. The funds come from institutional investors, global corporations and family offices. They invest in technology companies that make a difference with ‘sustainability through innovation’.