Ewald Woste, longstanding board member of numerous utilities in Germany, will strengthen the supervisory board of GreenCom Networks AG, Munich. The company that was only founded six years ago sets course for further strong growth with this prominent support. “GreenCom Networks provides innovative digital solutions for the energy transition based on Internet of Things technology”, says Woste. “In a digital world data, its analysis and processing becomes the raw material of the new energy world. Therefore, I am delighted to support GreenCom Networks on its successful growth path.”

Ewald Woste will support GreenCom Networks with his valuable experience in the energy market. Photo: GreenCom Networks.

For Dr. Christian Feißt, CEO of GreenCom Networks, the entry of Ewald Woste into the supervisory board is a milestone. “We are immensely proud to have won the former president of the German utility association BDEW for this function. As a former board member at Mainova and Thüga and as a member of the supervisory board of large utilities like E.ON or GASAG, Ewald Woste provides a know-how that is rarely found in Germany. He knows what is needed to transform the energy market by investing into digitization. With him in our supervisory board, we will also be able to intensify our collaboration with international customers.”

GreenCom Networks was founded in 2011 as a software provider for digitizing the energy world. Its headquarter is located in Munich, Germany, and a development center is situated at the high-tech-site Sophie Antipolis, France. As a platform provider, GreenCom Networks enables the integration and optimized usage of solar PV, battery storages, heat pumps or electric vehicles. This digital integration enables new, service-oriented business models like power, heat or mobility flat-rates, energy communities or peer-to-peer energy models.


About Ewald Woste:

Ewald Woste, 57, has more than 25 years of experience in the German energy business. Currently, he is an advisor to EQT, a Swedish private equity investor, and the Australian bank Macquarie. He is head of or member of several supervisory boards in Germany and Austria, such as E.ON, GASAG, Thüringer Energie AG or Energie Steiermark AG.

After three intense days, GreenCom Networks packed up its booth at the European Utility Week and went back to France and Germany. Along with interesting talks and presentations, we also had promising discussions and contacts to follow-up on. Thanks to everyone visiting our booth. See you next year!

From October 3rd to 5th GreenCom Networks will be offering a hands-on experience of its Energy IoT Platform at the European Utility Week 2017, Amsterdam. Along with its partners IBM, Infineon and icehub GreenCom Networks will demonstrate a first scalable prototype solution that securely connects distributed energy assets into the electrical infrastructure. The solution is based on Infineon’s OPTIGA™ embedded security chips built in icentic’s ICEHUB® connectivity products to authenticate devices that are connected to the Energy IoT platform of GreenCom.
At the GreenCom Networks booth, 5R26, visitors can take a closer look at the Energy IoT Platform, its hardware and experience the platform’s performance live.
Visitors can get a free pass here

Free Electrons nominated GreenCom Networks as one of 12 participants in their program. The Free Electron program is set up by leading international utilities that combine a customer base of 73 million end customers.
The utilities selected the most innovative startups out of 450 companies across the globe to work closely together on the topics for the future of energy.

Joint deep dive sessions into challenges, technology and implementations will be held in Silicon Valley, Portugal, Ireland and Singapore over the next six months.

The diversity of this year’s cohort of 12 is apparent not just in the sectors represented but geographic location as well: four startups are from the United States, two from Israel, and one each from Germany, Ireland, Portugal, Switzerland, India and United Kingdom.

Free Electrons (www.freelectrons.co) is the global energy startup accelerator program that connects the world’s most promising startups with leading utility companies. Free Electrons is backed by an international alliance of utilities and accelerators: AusNet Services, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), ESB (Electricity Supply Board), EDP (Energias de Portugal), innogy, Origin Energy, SP Group and Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), with the support of accelerator partners, New Energy Nexus, swissnex San Francisco, Energy Excelerator, Powerhouse and Beta-i.