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node.energy auto­mates pow­er con­trol mes­sages for 10,000 wind turbines

The Frank­furt-based soft­ware pro­duc­er node.energy auto­mates legal report­ing require­ments for about one third of all wind pow­er plants in Ger­many. Com­mer­cial aspects of the oper­a­tion of renew­able ener­gy plants are becom­ing increas­ing­ly impor­tant to customers.

The soft­ware solu­tion “opti.node” devel­oped by node.energy reach­es the mark of 10,000 dig­i­tal­ly record­ed wind tur­bines in Sep­tem­ber 2022. With the help of the soft­ware-as-a-ser­vice solu­tion, oper­a­tors of wind tur­bines and ground-mount­ed pho­to­volta­ic sys­tems can auto­mat­i­cal­ly and effi­cient­ly ful­fill their statu­to­ry report­ing oblig­a­tions to the main cus­toms offices and grid oper­a­tors, even after the abo­li­tion of the EEG sur­charge. This includes, above all, the appli­ca­tions and noti­fi­ca­tions for elec­tric­i­ty tax.

The tax oblig­a­tions of oper­a­tors in par­tic­u­lar are often very com­plex. This is accom­pa­nied by a fun­da­men­tal change in the indus­try, as Matthias Karg­er, founder and man­ag­ing direc­tor of node.energy, states: “In the past, wind tur­bine oper­a­tors could focus pri­mar­i­ly on the tech­ni­cal aspects, but today the com­mer­cial chal­lenges are also increas­ing­ly in the foreground.”

Mean­while, the cur­rent ener­gy cri­sis neces­si­tates a mas­sive expan­sion of renew­able ener­gies. This will require a con­cert­ed effort by the entire ener­gy indus­try. How­ev­er, in addi­tion to the lack of accel­er­a­tion in approval pro­ce­dures for con­struc­tion, the bureau­crat­ic hur­dles in oper­a­tion are prov­ing to be the biggest brake on the path to a CO2-free ener­gy sys­tem. This is where node.energy’s solu­tions come in, help­ing to pro­fes­sion­al­ly man­age the strong growth by automat­ing report­ing require­ments: “We sup­port oper­a­tors of renew­able ener­gy plants to be able to han­dle their busi­ness mod­els in an auto­mat­ed, scal­able and high­ly effi­cient way despite com­plex admin­is­tra­tive requirements.”

In addi­tion to the con­tin­u­ous improve­ment of the report­ing process­es mapped with the help of the soft­ware, node.energy is work­ing on the expan­sion of fur­ther offers. Thus, node.energy now also offers auto­mat­ic and legal­ly com­pli­ant billing of PV direct deliv­er­ies, which are increas­ing­ly in demand in the ten­ant pow­er mod­el in indus­try and commerce.