The energy sector is subject to constant change. Digitzation intervenes in operational processes and by that, offers a wide range of opportunities. Along with trending topics such as Blockchain, Smart Meter and IoT, another trend is proliferating in the energy sector: B2B trading platforms.
The two trending topics, digitization and industry 4.0, are closely linked to the term Internet of Things (IoT). IoT is understood as an enabler of change in society and industry. Business models and connected applications fundamentally change the way how businesses, humans and environments communicate. This certifies the disruptive character of IoT. And the expansion of renewable energy sources and decentralization of power generation also promotes the potential of IoT in the energy sector.
So far it is not possible to estimate the future impact and business models of Blockchain technology. On March 30 2017 two EXXETA colleagues traveled to Frankfurt/ Main to attend the BDEW Forum “Blockchain – an opportunity for the energy industry” to discuss with other participants on viable business models with the Blockchain technology in the energy industry.
A driving force among our customers is not only the issues of digitization and cloud computing, but also IT security. Above all in the energy sector, specific requirements in terms of IT security are becoming increasingly important. Its origin is justified by the IT Security Act, which entered into force on 25th July 2015.
E-Point is a digital marketplace for buying, selling, exchanging and sharing energy and services. The target groups of this innovative and interactive platform are public utility companies, redistributors and industrial customers.
The German Association of Energy and Water Industries (Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft – BDEW) is the most important lobby group representing the interests of energy companies to policymakers and the general public in Germany. This year’s BDEW Congress adopted the theme of “Change: new ideas, new formats”.