With the new EEG, PV pow­er gen­er­a­tion must become cheap­er and smarter — ampere.cloud and Stadtwerke Zeitz are show­ing the way

(press release) The new EEG law has not yet come into force, but it is already cre­at­ing great uncer­tain­ty for the fur­ther expan­sion of renew­able ener­gies in Ger­many. Enertec com­pa­ny ampere.cloud and Stadtwerke Zeitz (SWZ) are now col­lab­o­rat­ing on the direct deliv­ery of ten­ant elec­tric­i­ty and the use of smart and cost-effi­cient tech­nolo­gies. Both com­pa­nies are thus demon­strat­ing a way in which PV pow­er gen­er­a­tion can have an eco­nom­i­cal­ly viable future under the new EEG amendment.

Alter­na­tive and future-proof tech­nolo­gies such as those from ampere.cloud deci­sive­ly cush­ion the increase in costs for ener­gy pro­duc­ers: Enertec ampere.cloud pro­vides the con­trol tech­nol­o­gy and the com­plete oper­at­ing sys­tem for the ten­ant pow­er sys­tems of Stadtwerke Zeitz — from a sin­gle source. With their coop­er­a­tion, both com­pa­nies have tak­en a deci­sive step in antic­i­pa­tion of the devel­op­ments under the new EEG amend­ment. “Munic­i­pal util­i­ties con­tin­ue to play an impor­tant role in munic­i­pal pow­er sup­ply. Increas­ing­ly, how­ev­er, we have to look for inno­v­a­tive ways to be com­pet­i­tive in terms of price. In the coop­er­a­tion with ampere.cloud, we are now ahead of the game,” says Heike Wolff-Geor­gi, Sales Man­ag­er at SWZ.

“With their coop­er­a­tion, ampere.cloud and Stadtwerke Zeitz are tak­ing an impor­tant joint step towards the fur­ther dig­i­tal­iza­tion of munic­i­pal elec­tric­i­ty providers and their suc­cess under the new EEG. ampere.clouds are both pil­lars for the ener­gy tran­si­tion: the first uni­form oper­at­ing sys­tem for all Ecotec sys­tems and the low-cost tech­nol­o­gy for direct mar­ket­ing of elec­tric­i­ty. With this, we will of course also sup­port oth­er munic­i­pal util­i­ties in their imple­men­ta­tion of the ener­gy tran­si­tion,” says Flo­ri­an Strunck, CEO of ampere.cloud.

For years, munic­i­pal util­i­ties have been in fierce com­pe­ti­tion with supra-region­al elec­tric­i­ty sup­pli­ers such as EON, Vat­ten­fall and EnBW for cus­tomers for their ener­gy sup­ply. The amend­ment to the Renew­able Ener­gy Sources Act will fur­ther inten­si­fy com­pe­ti­tion, as it pro­vides for the use of expen­sive spe­cial tech­nol­o­gy. This retro­fitting with meter­ing and con­trol tech­nol­o­gy in PV sys­tems must inevitably lead to an increase in elec­tric­i­ty gen­er­a­tion costs. This affects the small­er munic­i­pal elec­tric­i­ty sup­pli­ers in par­tic­u­lar. “This polit­i­cal loop­hole in the new EEG inevitably leads to cus­tomer loss­es if there is no tech­ni­cal solu­tion to absorb the price increase. ampere.cloud has this solu­tion,” says Flo­ri­an Strunck.

About ampere.cloud:

The com­pa­ny ampere cloud was found­ed in April 2019 by Flo­ri­an Strunck (CEO), Fred­erik Merz (CTO) and Erik Nitschke (CCO) in Berlin. With its nov­el oper­at­ing sys­tem, it is an inno­v­a­tive tech­nol­o­gy part­ner for all oper­a­tors of green ener­gy plants. It helps them to run a cloud-based ener­gy man­age­ment, fail-safe, cost-effi­cient and tech­ni­cal­ly up-to-date. Part­ners from the very begin­ning are the Berlin-based Kintlein & Ose GmbH & Co KG and the QCells Group. Since the end of 2020, ampere.cloud has also been a direct mar­keter of green ener­gy through its part­ner EnBW. ampere.cloud is cer­ti­fied by TÜV Hes­sen (iso9001) and TÜV Rhein­land (VDE4110 and 4120).

About Stadtwerke Zeitz:

Stadtwerke Zeitz GmbH was found­ed in 1991. The com­pa­ny is active in the busi­ness areas of elec­tric­i­ty, gas and heat as well as drink­ing water and waste water and offers inno­v­a­tive ener­gy solu­tions from pho­to­voltaics to heat­ing con­cepts. Zeitzer Stadtwerke is a reli­able part­ner for dig­i­tal and infra­struc­tur­al solu­tions in the region. They employ around 100 staff and trainees. The share­hold­ers of Stadtwerke Zeitz GmbH are the city of Zeitz, Gelsen­wass­er AG and envia Mit­teldeutsche Energie AG. More at www.stadtwerke-zeitz.de

Press con­tact: DWB°Kommunikation — Dag­mar Win­kl­hofer-Bülow — dwb@dwb-kommunikation.de — 0173–2090158