Energy Disaggregation to empower utilities and their customers

We have all had a hard time due to the Coronavirus (COVID – 19) and we all have been working from our homes, from buyer to the seller, operational manager to the chief information officer. We frequently use all kinds of electronic goods at home, consume lots of electricity, our computers, washing machines, and phones, etc. Today, consumers are used to having information at their fingertips. However, the reality is that most consumers spend less than 3 minutes of user engagement per year with information sent by their gas, water and electricity suppliers. Luckily, that will soon change, and AI will be a driver of enhanced services for utility customers. By harnessing the data from nearly ubiquitous smart meters and partnering with technology startups like Net2Grid, consumers, utilities and retailers will actually be able to disaggregate electricity consumption down to the level of individual appliances. Doing so enables utilities to better forecast energy demand to help their customers understand previously inscrutable electric bills and to suggest concrete ways for customers to reduce those bills. In this episode Bert Lutje Berenbroek, CEO and Bram van der Wal, Head of Product at Net2Grid reflect on 2020 and share their experiences working with clients like E.ON, EDP and Essent offering insights into the future of energy saving solutions.

You will learn:

  • Industry experiences from the last year
  • What disaggregation means and how it impacts the energy sector
  • How utilities can develop value-added services in top of their commodity business
  • How to drive change through data – your data
  • Example services from leading utilities

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Bert Lutje Berenbroek, NET2GRID CEO has a 20 year experience in the semiconductor business with innovative companies in Silicon Valley and Boston. He started NET2GRID 10 years ago with the vision that access to real time energy data is a necessary piece of the puzzle supporting the energy transition.

Bram van der Wal, NET2GRID Head of Product is a Cleantech expert and experienced Product Marketing Strategy and Product Portfolio Manager in the field of energy transition, FMCG and digital connected propositions with consistent and high impact delivery at Philips Consumer Lifestyle, Essent NL and E.ON Germany for 15 years. At NET2GRID Bram is heading since early 2020 the Product Management, New Business and Smart Energy Proposition Development with focus on Cleantech Digital Convergence and Data-driven Business Models incl. special attention to new commercial and technical partnership development.

NET2GRID is one of the leading companies’ worldwide of real time energy data analysis. It produces products for residential customers that are sold in partnership with Energy suppliers. NET2GRID’s energy insight platform is reducing cost to serve for Energy suppliers, while increasing customer engagement. Greater energy consumption insights and deeper, more trusting customer relationships translate into upsell activity and reduced churn. The company was founded in 2011 and holds office in The Netherlands and Greece.

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