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Ampacimon is a leading provider of Grid Enhancing Technology
Widespread rollout of renewables and growing energy demand are pushing existing grid infrastructure to its limits. Utilities are increasingly using grid enhancing technologies to better match supply and demand in real time, while minimizing costs and maintaining the stability and reliability of the grid.
Ampacimon was founded in 2010 as a spin-off of the University of Liege. The company offers hardware (sensors) and software to allow real-time monitoring of high-voltage lines, enabling TSOs to manage congestion on the grid. As a result, TSOs can prevent lengthy and expensive cable replacement investments, while integrating more renewables on the grid. Thanks to Ampacimon’s patented DLR technology, TSOs can increase capacity at peak moments up to 30%.
Ampacimon has deployed a large number of DLR systems at major utility companies in Europe (Elia, EDF, Red Electrica, RTE, etc.), North America (PPL, Hydro Québec, etc.) and beyond (National Grid, Tepco, etc.). Customers select Ampacimon based on the unparalleled quality of its technology.
Enforced by regulatory stimuli and its large societal benefits (a.o. avoiding re-dispatching), Ampacimon is now rapidly scaling its technologies internationally.
Software solutions for the digitalisation of installers, wholesalers, and manufacturers
Amid the energy transition, industries like PV, HVAC and e-mobility are struggling with an increasing demand and a concurrent shortage of skilled professionals.
Eturnity offers a full software suite of tools for installers for sales & lead generation, design & calculation, and project processing, while also offering a digital interface, linking installers to the manufacturers and distributors, facilitating smoother interactions.
The solutions enable installation companies to focus on their core business and significantly improve efficiency. Eturnity’s solutions have proven to realize an increased sales conversion rate of 30%. The company operates via a SaaS model and is rapidly internationalizing from its home base in the DACH region to other European countries.
Plug-in battery enabling apartments and renters to join the energy transition
Plug-in photovoltaic (PV) systems are booming due to the shortage and high costs of technicians in many European countries. Thus far consumers have lacked convenient options to store their excess energy and make optimal use of their systems.
With SolMate, EET provides an easy-to-use solution and has established itself as the leader in the new segment of smart plug-in home battery systems. A key differentiator is their patent-protected measurement technology, which detects power demand at any home from any standard wall socket.
The technology maximizes self-consumption of PV solar panels, and thereby enables an important part of Home Energy Management. SolMate can save up to 50% of an average flat’s electricity bill.
Digitizing the Distribution Grid
Distribution system operators (DSOs) are standing on the precipice of a massive digitization wave to get the most out of the distribution grid in the decentralized energy world. Haulogy is a trusted software supplier and integrator for DSOs and energy utilities.
Haulogy was founded in 2005 as a software development and integration company with a strong track record in customer information systems (CIS) for energy suppliers and distribution grid operators in Belgium.
Under the leadership of current CEO Charles Delhaye, Haulogy has successfully expanded in France and the Netherlands, delivering sustainable double-digit growth. The company has since expanded its software solutions portfolio to include asset and field services management solutions and congestion/flexibility/energy communities management solutions for DSOs.
BIM software for HVAC deep system calculation
Many HVAC installations underperform and over-pollute. Enter Hydronic System Optimisation, better known as Hysopt.
Founded in 2013 by Roel Vandenbulcke (CEO and founder) on the basis of his PhD thesis with the goal of changing the status quo in the architect, engineer & contractor (AEC) market when it came to energy optimization and reducing carbon emissions.
Hysopt offers BIM-compatible software to the AEC market that enables the engineering and simulation of large complex HVAC systems in commercial and industrial real estate. Hysopt’s mathematical, full-system model describes all applicable laws of physics (thermal, hydraulic, control, and dynamic) without compromising on the complexity of the system.