“We believe in increasingly electrified and connected homes. Our aim is to improve our customers’ quality of life and their comfort at home.“

The home of the future will be smart. It will lower energy bills and improve homeowners’ carbon footprints, while allowing an increased level of freedom and considerably improving everyday life in general. This vision is now becoming a reality – and E.ON, in collaboration with Microsoft, is making that possible. The two companies have entered into a collaboration, centering around a software solution for a home that is setting new standards. E.ON is set to release the first version of this new product to market at the start of 2019.

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One Stop Shop

Essentially, this is the next step in smart home technology. It focuses specifically on energy management and aims to combine data from all electrical devices within the home – including heating and cooling systems, PV installations, battery storage or chargers for electric vehicles – on a single platform, offering customers an excellent overview via an accessible dashboard with simple control options. Until now, different generators and systems within the home have been controlled with the use of individual apps that are incompatible with one another.

With this new solution, E.ON is offering a central, convenient control system for each and every unit via one app.

This is what E.ON home energy management is all about – a secure, easy to use, reliable and personalized solution for the sustainable and comfortable energy home!

One-stop shop

 One-stop shop

A first-in-market integrated platform that seamlessly integrates your devices and everything related to your home’s energy into a perfectly orchestrated secure system. This includes rooftop solar power generation, home energy storage (batteries), wall boxes for charging electric vehicles, as well as smart heating and cooling systems.

Seamless control

Seamless control

A user-friendly platform to easily monitor your energy generation and consumption, while also offering energy optimization services – all in one screen.

Self-optimize or sit back & relax

Self-optimize or sit back & relax

Using an intelligent energy management system, you’re easily able to optimize your home’s energy efficiency, costs and CO2 footprint yourself. Alternatively, you could also simply sit back and enjoy your home while we take care of energy management for you.

As safe as houses

As safe as houses

Our solution offers the highest degree of data security in the market, utilizing the latest IoT hardware-to-cloud encryption when integrating and connecting your energy devices.

Future-proof innovation

Future-proof innovation

As innovation leaders, E.ON and Microsoft design future-proof technology systems and aim to deliver you the technology of tomorrow today.

Dr. Karsten Wildberger,
Chief Operating Officer - Commercial

“We are presenting a completely new standard for the market, which is truly state of the art from a technical standpoint and which is undergoing continual development!”

Source: Microsoft

E.ON’s collaboration with Microsoft ensures our home energy management solution meet the highest standards of security available.

As vast amounts of information are stored and encrypted in each home’s Energy Management Box data security is at the core. Data is protected by Microsoft Azure Sphere, Microsoft’s solution for securing devices connected to the internet.

Azure Sphere is made up of three components: Azure Sphere-certified microcontrollers, with built-in Microsoft security technology, to provide a hardware root of trust. The Azure Sphere Operating System, purpose built for security to create a trustworthy platform for connected experiences. And the Azure Sphere Security Service, which identifies emerging threats and delivers ongoing security updates to ensure devices remain protected over time.

Azure Sphere brings together the best of Microsoft’s expertise in cloud, software and hardware—resulting in a unique approach to security that starts in the device and extends to the cloud.

Outlook

E.ON’s product is set to enter a market that is expecting strong growth. Currently, 40,000 smart home systems are sold in Europe every year. According to a study made available to E.ON, the market volume is anticipated to grow to 200,000 units within 3 years. Should e-mobility usage increase considerably, then even higher growth rates would be expected.