Retrofit IoT-solution that makes existing boilers connected to convert surplus energy from the energy grid into on-demand warm water for smart citizens.
Makes existing hot water systems / boilers ‘smart’. This retrofit solution developed by TWTG and Eneco can be attached to existing installations at the personal residences of smart citizens. Thanks to its cellular connectivity, it can shutdown or wake up on demand. This enables storing (surplus) energy in the boiler when needed on sunny or windy days to perform “peak shaving”. As an added bonus, customers can proactively choose to use renewable energy sources to help both the environment and balancing the energy grid.
Our electricity network needs to be more resilient in the coming years in order to cope with the fluctuations due to solar- and wind energyEvert Jan Althuis Innovation Lead at Eneco
The power of 600 windmills combined
“Our electricity network needs to be more resilient in the coming years in order to cope with the fluctuations due to solar- and wind energy. Aggravate the grid is costly, that’s why we look at innovations that brings supply and demand together. The bigger residential power users are most interesting, because all electric hot water boiler combined, use over the same amount of energy as 600 windmills can generate.”
– Evert Jan Althuis, Innovation Lead at Eneco