LichtBlick SchwarmDirigent® – worldwide

The German energy and IT company LichtBlick expands its international business for digital energy solutions and offers its cloud-based IT platform SchwarmDirigent® (swarm maestro) worldwide.

1,000 Distributed Energy Resources in a Swarm

SchwarmDirigent connects distributed enery - worldwide, Picture: Fotolia
SchwarmDirigent connects distributed enery – worldwide, Picture: Fotolia

SchwarmDirigent® has been in operation since 2010 to integrate and orchestrate a swarm of more than 1,000 distributed energy resources (DER) including cogeneration, photovoltaics, wind, battery storage and electric vehicles.

With more than one million customers, LichtBlick is Germany’s largest green energy retailer. In light of the increasing use of distributed energy resources, we have developed the IT platform SchwarmDirigent®. It enables customers to connect, analyze and optimize all sizes and types of DERs flexibly and according to individual needs. The application opportunities range from peak shifting and shaving, a wide range of energy market integration to grid balancing and microgrid management.

International Projects

Beside the market leading position for DER optimization in Germany, LichtBlick has already initiated a range of international projects. The IT platform is used within an island solution in Vietnam, where reliable and self-sufficient energy supply is ensured by using wind and solar energy as well as battery storage to replace diesel generators. Within another project the IT platform is employed to manage photovoltaic systems and storage to provide self-sufficient supply in residential areas in Manila, Philippines. Furthermore, we are expanding activities to other EU states, the United States and Oceania.

Change of Energy System

We are experiencing a radical change of the global energy system. Energy is becoming distributed and digital. Many countries follow these trends, sometimes even faster and in a less bureaucratic manner than Germany. This is the market opportunity we are seizing. With our SchwarmDirigent® we offer the most flexible, comprehensive and innovative IT platform solution to integrate distributed energy resources into energy markets. What LichtBlick has proven in Germany also works in other markets. We offer a reliable cloud-based solution which can easily be adapted to the needs of our global customers.

Today our customers on the global market are utilities, grid operators and energy service companies. Next, our focus will be on private households that will be able to market their energy via our IT platform – in line with Airbnb or Uber for electricity. Today, LichtBlick is already preparing for this. In the future, households will be able to share energy directly via a peer-to-peer platform.

Find out more about LichtBlick’s international activities at: www.lichtblick.com

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