Together with our clients and partners, we changed how thousands of homes
use heating and electricity in The Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and Belgium.





LichtBlick SchwarmBatterie®

End-customers reduce their electricity bills to 0 Euros


The project
Peeeks platform manages the swarm of home batteries owned by LichtBlick customers under the product brand SchwarmBatterie®. Our energy management systems connects individual batteries into one swarm and forms a virtual power plant (VPP), which can be used for primary control reserve (PCR). Furthermore, the Peeeks controller increases PV self-consumption; heat pumps are also controlled by the energy management system. The total solution consisting of PV, battery and LichtBlick electricity contract is distributed together with parter zolar in Germany.
Our contribution
  • 24/7 operation of the swarm battery pool
  • energy management app for end-customers
  • consulting in product offering, customer proposition and market rollout

The success
  • end-customer offering: electricity bill of 0 Euros
  • increased sales of solar & battery packages by our partners
  • continuous integration of more market-leading inverter & battery brands



Eneco CrowdNett

Pioneering in NL with Tesla Powerwall and LG Chem


The project
Eneco started the commercial rollout with Tesla Powerwall in September 2016. After a very successful start, the offering for PV-owners and prospective PV-owners was complemented with LG Chem high voltage batteries.
Peeeks controller increases PV self-consumption. Furthermore, users of those connected batteries are paid between 400 to 500 Euros for their contribution to grid stability every year. Eneco benefits from the participation in the ancillary services markets and from a long-term customer loyalty.
Our contribution
  • battery pool operation for primary control reserve
  • technical pilot, commercial pilot, scale-up
  • energy management app for end-customers

The success
  • 700+ interested customers in first weeks of rollout
  • extra revenue = battery case despite net-metering
  • virtual power plant philosophy: utility and customers as partners in energy transition



Smart e-boilers

Connected electric boilers maximise hot water comfort


The project
Peeeks developed a smart electric boiler module in cooperation with Eneco Installatiebedrijven, TWTG, and T-systems. This module allows remote steering and monitoring of hot water boilers. Unlike traditional models that pre-heat at night, the smart e-boilers heat just-in-time for the customer’s warm water consumption. This reduces radiant heat losses and results in energy cost savings. Furthermore, the electric boiler module connects to Peeeks' platform via GSM and can be turned on when there is a surplus of wind- or solar power. Thanks to our solution, Eneco Energy Trading can directly use the boiler fleet to help balance the electric infrastructure – while improving the customer's comfort levels.
Our contribution
  • rapid prototyping of module and platform
  • operation and scale-up concept for growing fleet (hundreds per week)
  • VPP for flexibility trading

The success
  • thousands of e-boilers retro-fit by 2019
  • savings of up to 10% of a boiler's electricity cost
  • additional value from grid balancing




District heating with smart thermostat

Multiple benefits from integrated temperature management


The project
Eneco aims to better align the district heating network and assets with customers' heat demand in order to increase customers' comfort while giving them more insight into their consumption. Peeeks delivers and monitors the district heating unit and displays its consumption data in the smart thermostat Toon®. The cloud-connected controller of Peeeks manages the flow of heat and exchanges data with the smart thermostat to pre-heat a customer's home based on the heating profile of that customer.
Our contribution
  • joint technical development of the controller
  • cloud platform and smart control algorithms
  • coordination with other innovation parties

Success
  • customers receive direct insights into their Stadswarmte consumption
  • proof of concept by small-scale pilot: Fulfilling customers' needs AND supply chain cost reductions



What else is in the making?

Other consulting and early pilot projects worth mentioning:


  • Development of algorithms and strategies for grid-friendly fast-charging of electric cars
  • Integration of charging poles for convergence of home energy and mobility in a project with Audi
  • Controlling of heatpumps and other time-shiftable loads for maximisation of PV self-consumption
  • Expertise on flexibility market requirements in different European countries


We'd like to share further project insights with you in person.