20.4.2020
- Press Release

Viessmann and gridX – From monitoring to intelligent energy management

Munich/ Allendorf (Eder) - Viessmann's energy monitoring system is now beingsupplemented by intelligent control and prioritisation of solar power. Viessmann customerscan now both optimise their own electricity consumption and intelligently control excesselectricity, e.g. for charging electric cars.

In cooperation with Viessmann, the young company gridX has developed an energydashboard that can be used to visualise and control energy flows. The correspondingcommunication gateway - the Viessmann gridBox - connects all devices in the householdand makes intelligent use of electricity possible.

Viessmann has been cooperating with gridX since 2018 and uses solutions such as"Independent Homes" to offer its customers digital energy services. The gridBox serves asan interface for both heating and electricity products from the integrated Viessmannsolution range. The white-label solution enables the distribution in the Viessmann corporatedesign. Customers can keep an eye on electricity consumption and generation in thehousehold in real time with the associated dashboard as a web view or via the appropriateapp. For the first time, Viessmann thus combines resources from the sectors of electricity,heating and mobility. In addition, the company has access to all integrated customersystems via the gridX interface and thus identify defective or faulty devices for predictivemaintenance, for example.

“The cooperation between gridx and Viessmann is a good example of how early-stage ventureinvestments can simultaneously generate strategic added value for both partners throughconsistent customer orientation and a pragmatic approach. The new functionalities create realadvantages for the operators of our energy systems and will be the basis for further energysavings and new business models in the context of the energy transition."

Christian Harms-Ensink

Commercial Director

Viessmann PV & E-Systeme GmbH

New product developments also make intelligent energy management possible for Viessmann customers, i.e. the concrete control of energy flows. In addition to increase the degree of self-sufficiency, the energy management of gridX also creates further degrees of freedom in handling the installed devices. Customers can now prioritise the use of self-generated PV power by themselves. As soon as the household's consumption is covered, the surplus can be distributed to the devices in the system - according to the customer’s preferences. For example, the self-generated solar electricity can be used primarily to charge the electric vehicle. In addition to the electric car, controllable devices include the electricity storage tank and hot water preparation and, in future, the heat pump.

In the enhanced dashboard, additionally to the visualized usage data, priorities can now beset in the energy manager by drag & drop. In the case of the electric car, for example, various charging scenarios can be mapped. This makes it possible, among other things, to charge in advance, taking into account the next time of use and the required range.

The gridBox also provides the digital connection to ViShare, the energy community of the Viessmann Group. The ViShare Energy Community brings private electricity producers and consumers together to jointly and actively promote the energy transition.

Viessmann and gridX thus continue to provide comprehensive system solutions from a single source with perfectly matched components in the sectors of electricity, heating and mobility.

About gridX

gridX is Europe's leading smart energy company based in Aachen and Munich that was founded in 2016 by David Balensiefen and Andreas Booke. With its IoT platform XENON, gridX enables manufacturer-independent monitoring and management of distributed energy resources. XENON allows partners to develop and scale energy management solutions faster than ever before. By partnering with gridX, Fastned is able to install more charging points at sites without the need for costly grid extensions, and the Viessmann Group is able to offer its customers intelligent and integrated home energy management systems.