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 system controls the PV production and consumption of the customers and includes a consumer app in LichtBlick design. The commercialisation of the swarm for primary control reserve allows LichtBlick to design a highly competitive product offering for the German photovoltaics market. They offer this product in collaboration with zolar, a nationwide German company for photovoltaic and storage solutions.
Our contribution
  • 24/7 operation of the swarm battery pool
  • supply of controller hardware
  • energy management app for end-customers
  • consulting in product offering design
  • consulting in market rollout and marketing

The success
  • € 0 grid energy consumption cost for end-customers
  • premium photovoltaics & storage package
  • dynamic PV curtailment



Eneco CrowdNett

Pioneering in NL with Tesla Powerwall and LG Chem


The project
Eneco selected our innovative swarm technology in a competitive pitch in April 2016. After a technical pilot, the commercial rollout with Tesla Powerwall was announced in September 2016. LG Chem battery was added to the offering in May 2017.
All users of CrowdNett are paid between €400 to €500 every year for their participation in the ancillary services markets. Other arguments, such as increasing self-consumption and joining forces to reduce the need for coal-fired power stations with an alternative grid stabilisation strategy, fit perfectly with the utility's vision.
Our contribution
  • operation of the pool for primary control reserve
  • fast hardware integration with Tesla Powerwall
  • technical pilot, commercial pilot, scale-up phase
  • energy management app for end-customers
  • project management both sides (Peeeks, Eneco)

The success
  • 700+ interested customers in first weeks of rollout
  • extra revenue = battery case despite net-metering
  • virtual power plant philosophy: utility and customers become 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
  • proof of concept with small-scale pilot
  • joint technical development of boiler module
  • operation and scale-up concept for growing fleet (hundreds per week)
  • continuous development of use cases

The success
  • thousands of e-boilers installed by 2019
  • savings of up to 10% of a boiler's electricity cost
  • increase in comfort: more access to hot water
  • additional value from balancing the electricity infrastructure networks




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.
The project is still in pilot phase but will will eventually deliver smart district heating to all of Eneco’s current 135.000 customers and new customers.
Our contribution
  • joint technical development of the controller
  • cloud platform and smart control algorithms
  • coordination with other innovation parties for integral product management
  • proof of concept: fulfilling customers' needs (money saving, giving insights) and supply chain cost reductions

Success
  • customers receive direct insights into their Stadswarmte consumption
  • Toon® shares program schedule to pre-heat in-time
  • impressive results of small-scale pilot
  • unanimous "go" on follow-up project



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


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