Innovation News

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, who seek to jointly develop mobile storage as fast and cost-effective solutions to tackle local challenges in the distribution grid.

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. OMNe is a new tool of E.ON that can be used both for planning the first charging stations at a company site and expanding existing infrastructure - and all of this within minutes.

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). By combining energy storage with local renewables, RaaS project will ensure a more resilient and greener energy supply in rural areas.

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. E.ON Innovation is a groupwide innovation platform that will evaluate the latest developments in the energy sector.

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

1 July 2020

This year’s “Schulterblick” (“glimpse over the shoulder”) 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”. Representatives of the Emschergenossenschaft and Lippeverband, the neusta team and E.ON presented B2B solutions with a focus on sustainability and climate protection, discussing how these applications may be used in other industries.

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. Presenting innovative solutions for making the European Green Deal a reality, they have put in focus four European H2020 projects: PROMOTioN, IELECTRIX, FlexPlan and Smart4RES. 

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 to discuss some of the most significant opportunities and challenges in electrical transport. Usually held in Tel Aviv – the beating heart of Israel’s booming hi-tech industry – this year’s edition took place entirely online.

E.ON portfolio company 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”). The investment will be used to foster international growth in the E-Mobility sector and strengthen their position as a leading provider of energy for mobility. 

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. The Volkswagen Group Components and E.ON have a solution to both of those challenges – an integration of a battery system.

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. Held in Groningen in the Netherlands in September 2020, Odyssey will mobilise utility companies, corporates, governments, non-profit organisations and entrepreneurs from more than 50 countries. Together, they’ll work on solutions for some of the century’s biggest challenges in areas like healthcare, energy transition and urban infrastructure.

BRIDGE General Assembly presents latest Horizon 2020 projects for the decentralised grid business

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, which unites Horizon 2020 Smart Grid and Energy Storage projects. The initiative provides a structured view of cross-cutting issues that pose an obstacle to innovation through a series of projects.  

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. The project in the village of Simris in the Swedish province Skåne is the first local, de-centralized energy system in Sweden. Combining local Photo Voltaic (PV) and wind parks in Simris with smart energy control and distribution systems, E.ON’s Innovation team created an intelligent system that provides the local community with stable and up to 100% renewable energy.

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