Innovation News

E.ON scales its net zero carbon solutions through new partnership in the UK

6 January 2021

E.ON has taken a further leap towards the development of zero-carbon communities by signing a 50-year agreement to provide clean energy to the UK’s first ‘smart’ commercial campus called Gravity. It is the UK’s first commercial smart campus that’s entirely committed to making zero-carbon energy a reality.

E.ON installs an innovative energy storage system in Zánka, Hungary

10 December 2020

In many parts of Eastern Europe the number of new renewable energy plants cannot be connected to the grid, as this would exceed the currently available capacities. To tackle this challenge, an innovative energy storage system has been installed in the Hungarian village of Zánka.

Volvo partners up with E.ON portfolio startup Waycare to improve road safety

30 November 2020

Adjusting speed to the actual traffic situation and driving with foresight can radically lower the risk for accidents on the road. To warn drivers about road hazards in real time, Volvo Cars has partnered up with Waycare – a startup from E.ON’s investment portfolio - that provides an AI-based traffic management solution.

E.ON Grid Startup Challenge paves the way for nine startups to pilot innovative solutions in the grid business

27 November 2020

At the 2020 Grid Startup Challenge, the nine German E.ON regional subsidiaries together with e.Kundenservice Netz have selected promising startup solutions, which will now be tested in the operational business.

E.ON teams up with AI startup Aaron.ai to bring digital assistant to customer service

20 November 2020

E.ON’s customer service provider for German network operators e.Kundenservice Netz (EKN) now brings a fresh slice of digital assistance to its customer service experience.

49-hour hackathon to solve the challenges of the 21st century

16 November 2020

E.ON has participated in Odyssey Momentum, one of Europe’s leading hackathons that helps to build solutions for a number of complex 21st century challenges. The digital mass collaboration event saw more than 2,000 participants working as part of 100 selected teams.

The World Green Building Council launches a new framework for health and wellbeing

13 November 2020

The World Green Building Council has recently launched the “Health & Wellbeing Framework”, which consists of six principles that advance the sustainable built environment. As member of the Advisory Committee, E.ON Innovation actively contributed to the development of the trailblazing framework.

E.ON launches cooperation with startup gridX and starts testing dynamic charging at its headquarters

12 November 2020

Today, E.ON starts collaboration with Aachen-based company gridX. The new partnership is launched alongside a pilot at E.ON’s headquarters in Essen, which makes dynamic charging for electric cars possible.

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Energy Innovation Days 2020: The Highlights
3 November 2020

"Innovation is the key for almost everything.” Energy Innovation Days 2020 were E.ON´s first virtual conference and the first-of-its-kind innovation event for the energy industry that took place beginning of October, 2020. The tree-day event covered the main aspects of the energy transition Electrification, Connectivity and Digitalisation.

NESOI launches funding opportunity for sustainable energy solutions on EU islands
30 October 2020

To support local authorities and legal private entities in their plans for sustainable energy projects on EU-islands, the European Islands Facility NESOI calls for application for over 3 million Euros of funding available.

Local load management solution for electric mobility
17 October 2020

Fiege Logistics teamed up with E.ON to equip its headquarters at Münster/Osnabrück Airport with charging infrastructure for electric vehicles. The goal of the joint project is to develop, test and implement modular E-Mobility solutions.

Leonhard Birnbaum, COO of E.ON, visits IoT startup Lemonbeat
24 September 2020

To explore possibilities of the IoT, E.ON´s Chief Operating Officer Leonhard Birnbaum visited Lemonbeat – a startup that simplifies the complex world of IoT while building an end-to-end enabling solution for IoT projects.

E.ON starts implementation phase of the EU project IElectrix
24 September 2020

Horizon 2020 project IElectrix is entering implementation phase with the opening of the very first demo site, located in Germany. IElectrix brings together 15 project partners from eight EU countries and distribution grid operator TATA Power DDL from India.

E.ON launches OMNe, the digital consulting tool for accurate charging infrastructure planning
20 September 2020

To provide businesses with EV charging solutions that fit their individual needs, E.ON has launched a new business consulting tool OMNe.

Dr. Andreas Breuer from E.ON wins UTC Chairman Award
19 September 2020

Vice President of Research and Development at E.ON SE, Energy Networks, Dr. Andreas Breuer, has been honoured with the Utilities Technology Council (UTC) Chairman Award.

Fast charging park in Duisburg passes stress tests
10 August 2020

While zero-emission, fume-free electric vehicles make particular sense in cities as means of sustainably improving urban air quality, car drivers often have no means of charging their e-vehicles at home.

E.ON collaborates with SSEN to build a more resilient energy supply in rural areas
22 July 2020

To enhance electric grid resilience E.ON Innovation and B2B Solutions teams start collaboration with Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) and Costain for a Resilience as a Service project (RaaS).

Innovation gains a central position under the roof of E.ON
17 July 2020

Innovation has found a new home within the E.ON Group. In the context of the innogy acquisition, E.ON created a new entity that will identify and validate innovative solutions and drive partnerships.

Joining forces with regional partners for the energy transition: Digital – Regional – Together
1 July 2020

This year’s “Schulterblick” event, the third in the series presented by Digital Campus Zollverein and the first one organized by E.ON, followed its main idea “Digital - Regional – Together”.

Integrating renewables faster – E.ON and Enedis present IElectrix at Innogrid 2020 Conference
24 June 2020

On June 18th more than 350 experts exchanged their knowledge at the digital InnoGrid Conference.

EcoMotion 2020 Tel-Aviv: E.ON calls for better EV-charging and greater driver convenience
21 June 2020

This year’s EcoMotion, a leading E-Mobility conference, brought together the world’s leading car manufacturers together with top innovators.

Virta secures investment from JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation
20 May 2020

Virta has recently announced another milestone: the company has secured an investment from JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation (“JXTG”).

E.ON and Volkswagen to make fast charging possible
3 April 2020

One of the challenges in adding fast electric vehicle charging stations to a network is that it's expensive. Another is that it can place a strain on the local power grid.

Odyssey Hackathon – imagining the future of energy markets
20 March 2020

For the first time, E.ON takes part in this year’s Odyssey – one of Europe’s leading hackathons.

BRIDGE General Assembly presents latest Horizon 2020 projects
17 February 2020

The E.ON Innovation team participated in this year's BRIDGE General Assembly to gain the latest insights into the European Commission initiative.

E.ON Innovation project Simris nominated for Handelsblatt Energy Award
10 January 2020

E.ON’s project Simris selected as one of top three projects at this year’s Handelsblatt Energy Award, Smart City category.

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