One of the key tasks of Technology & Innovation (T&I) is to develop and manage new businesses until they are handed over to existing business units or newly created business units. Three E.ON Innovation Centers, which are embedded in our businesses and steered by the T&I department at Group Management, coordinate activities in their respective technology area across the entire company.
We are developing on-line tools to engage with our residential customers and those running small and medium sized businesses. We aim to implement smart home systems that meet our customers’ needs on cost, comfort and convenience, and provide them with efficient and renewable heat and power solutions.
With commercial customers we will grow our business through new energy management systems and through heat, power and cooling solutions which use energy generated on-site.
We aim to increase efficiency at E.ON sites by analyzing data gathered from assets and using it to predict and improve performance and maintenance. We will enhance the systems which analyze data gathered from customers, establishing personalized contacts with customers through which we can improve people’s lives and gain new business for our products and services.
We are also working with external organisations to gain competitive advantage from new technologies in the field and have a Data Analytics Lab available for use across E.ON.
Our smart grids will put customers at the heart of our operations, ensuring safety and security of supply while realizing the full potential of renewables. We aim to minimize the cost and complexity of E.ON’s roll-out of smart meters which are vital to giving customers the means to monitor and reduce their energy usage.
New technologies are being developed that will make real savings on operating costs and optimize investments for electricity, gas and heat networks.