Utility 4.0 - The future utility

Renewables, distributed generation, and smart grids demand new capabilities and are triggering new business models and regulatory frameworks. Data collection and exchange are growing exponentially, creating digital complexity but also valuable opportunities.

Utilities with assets in power generation often face stiff technical and business challenges in operation. While the technical challenges are different between utilities that generate conventional power with those that generate renewable power, the common thing that both utilities would agree on is neither operates without overcoming these challenges. These could be operation and maintenance, trading, flexibility management, or perhaps redispatch challenges based on regulatory and market requirement. In this podcast on Utility 4.0 we discuss these topics with Dr. Jonas Danzeisen, CEO and co-founder of Venios GmbH and get a fresh perspective on current trends driving the future of utilities.

This podcast focuses on:

  • What is utility 4.0?
  • Managing complexity in a new energy system
  • Why we need flexibility and re-dispatch
  • Technologies driving utility 4.0
  • How real-time virtual-twin technology offer a measured approach to control and optimize utility infrastructure

and also

  • Why the evolving energy system is like a champagne pyramid

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Utility 4.0


Dr. Jonas Danzeisen is the CEO and co-founder of Venios GmbH, where his responsibilities include sales, business and strategy development. Prior to launching Venios, Dr. Danzeisen worked in Transaction Services at Pricewaterhouse Coopers, on technology transfer projects at Daimler AG, and worked for a private equity fund. Dr. Danzeisen is alumnus of Technische Universität Darmstadt, where he studied Materials Science and Engineering, and of the Friedrich-Alexander University in Erlangen-Nuremberg, where he earned a PhD in Mechanical Engineering and spent time at Tohoku University Sendai in Japan during a research stay regarding materials research.

Dr. Danzeisen cofounded Venios in 2012. The initial aim of developing solutions for intelligently integrating electric vehicle charging stations into the electric grid quickly grew into a holistic smart grid approach. Since then, Venios has been at the forefront of smart grid technology in Germany and Europe, working in cooperation with most of the major grid operators and research institutions to make smart grids a reality. This has led to Venios winning a host of international and national accolades. In addition to this, Dr. Danzeisen is deputy Vice-Chairman of the German Electrical Industry’s Associations (ZVEI) Electrical Engineering professional body as well as being Chairman of the Consulting Committee for KPMG Cert GmbH.

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