The energy platform developed by Kiwigrid brings the transformation of the energy industry directly to the customer: PV systems, heat pumps, storage units and even charging stations for electric vehicles can be monitored and controlled with this powerful software. Peter Terium, CEO of innogy SE: "Kiwigrid’s intelligent solution is the perfect fit for our customers’ needs. It enables them to control their energy consumption efficiently and save money by selling self-generated electricity from their rooftop PV systems or by using it to charge their electric vehicles in their own garage." For Carsten Bether, founder and CEO of Kiwigrid, having innogy as a shareholder is a win-win situation: "innogy and our other partners are leading international companies in their respective segments. Over 123 million customers rely on their products and solutions. With these strategic partners, Kiwigrid will be able to establish itself as an industrial company and to contribute to shaping the global transformation of the energy system."
innogy acquired the Kiwigrid shares from Innogy Venture Capital GmbH. The investment round was led by AQTON SE and comprised an amount in the two-digit million range. innogy SE is now one of the main investors in Kiwigrid, along with AQTON and LG Electronics. A core element of the collaboration is the smart grid operating system "KiwiOS". This will provide the future energy grid with maximum security and intelligence. Kiwigrid is presenting the first controllable devices to use "KiwiOS" at the upcoming E-world in Essen. In addition to the development of the new platform, over the next few years Kiwigrid will be focusing on the internationalisation of the platform.