Reimagining energy:

New E.ON and leading suppliers join to innovate customer solutions for the energy world of tomorrow

10/20/16

The energy world is evolving at an unprecedented pace, requiring new sustainable solutions. On-site generation for businesses can become virtually emissions-free, energy can be stored and used at a later point in time, solar energy generated locally and sold among a neighbourhood – the development of such customer solutions has already started, but still bears significant potential. To maximise this potential, E.ON and customers as well as notable companies from 12 different countries met on Thursday in Essen to reimagine customer solutions of the future.

At this first Supplier Innovation Day, E.ON invited 200 E.ON customers, suppliers, and business leaders for two days full of innovative sessions. The event was attended by 21 companies, from large blue chip companies to smaller start-ups and pioneers from Europe, America and Australia. Companies and customers met with E.ON managers to better understand the challenges of tomorrow’s energy world and jointly discuss and develop new solutions that create value for customers and businesses.

Topics were selected based on actual needs from customers. This included for example technologies such as solar and batteries, peer-to-peer energy networking or connected homes and buildings. As a result of this Supplier Innovation Day, the best ideas will be further developed by E.ON.

E.ON CFO Michael Sen, responsible board member at for the Supply Chain organization, remarks: “We already have great solutions in the market, like E.ON Aura and clean decentralized industrial generation. To stay at the forefront of innovation, this format needs to deliver value through supplier innovation and further strengthen E.ONs solutions business.”

Customer solutions such as energy storage, clean on-site generation, or energy management are part of the three strategic businesses of the new E.ON, and the company has recently established a new Chief Markets Officer organisation to fully focus on developing innovations into marketable solutions.

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