Rockstart Smart Energy Accelerator

Gridhound is part of the Rockstart Smart Energy Accelerator Program!

The official nomination of this year’s participants is still pending, but we are pleased to announce in advance that we will be there.

About Rockstart

Rockstart was founded in Amsterdam in 2011 with the aim of providing start-ups with access to the market, capital, knowledge and community. Since then, Rockstart has specialized in building entire ecosystems around specific areas such as Digital Health, Smart Energy and Artificial Intelligence. Rockstart is an international team of more than 40 people dedicated to supporting and developing start-ups to become scalable and turn their world around for the better. Until today, Rockstart has invested in more than 100 start-ups, helping them to raise more than 62 million euros and employ more than 630 people.

“We’re extremely happy to have Gridhound in our accelerator program. Their tech is world-class and super relevant for tomorrow’s distribution grids. We’re keen to boost their commercial growth and finding the best investors for them.”

Freerk Bisschop, Program Director Smart Energy

Gridhound´s Goals

After the first successful field tests in Germany and from our EU projects, we want to use the Rockstart Accelerator and its network to identify and take into account the challenges of the energy transition in general and the needs of distribution grid operators throughout Europe in particular. With our products SeAn (Sensitivity Analysis) and MoSES (Monitoring, State Estimation and Services), which require only a minimum number of measurements and thus also only a minimum number of hardware in the grid, based on a machine learning approach, we can provide the necessary observability in the distribution network for the integration of further renewable energies and further consumers, e.g. from the area of e-mobility. On the basis of this information, the network operators can relieve the network, guarantee a secure power supply and plan the expansion based on facts.

Artur Löwen about participating in the Rockstart Accelerator:

I am happy to have been selected with Gridhound from over 60 start-ups and to discuss our topic with the expert mentors and the network of Rockstart. Today’s energy supply is on the verge of collapse; without intelligent grid control, which can only become intelligent through the observability of the grids, the energy transition is in danger. I think that with decreasing storage prices, power storage represents an important building block in the overall concept of intelligent grid control. Nevertheless, this intelligence cannot be achieved without innovative software solutions and other modules. Here I am also looking forward to the exchange with the other start-ups from the program.

Upcoming event:
Grid Awareness –
Applied from copper to cloud

Description
Distribution network operators are facing the challenges of integrating an increasing number of renewable energies. At the same time the raise of electrification of heat and transportation is changing people´s consumption habits, which puts a growing risk on network stability.

Adressing these challenges, :agile accelerator startup Gridhound is inviting you to learn about grid awareness and discuss solutions that enable distribution system operators to proactively avoid problems and optimize grid operation. In this context Gridhound is one of the partners of the ADMS Horizon2020 Fast-Track-To-Innovation EU-Project. This event is the final dissemination event for the ADMS project.

Your participation to this invite-only event, for experts of the energy and grid sector, is highly appreciated and your contributions to the discussions highly welcome. Send us an email to info@gridhound.de to request the link and password to the event organization portal.

Date and Time
Tue, September 4, 2018
1:00 PM – 5:30 PM CEST

Location
Düsseldorf, Germany

Agenda

Welcome by :agile accelerator powered by E.ON

Keynote by Dr. Wildberger, E.ON, CMO

“The ADMS project”, Prof. Antonello Monti, Project coordinator, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Panel discussion “Relevance of Smart Grid Technology for the future of grid operation”

Presentation of project results by the partners of the ADMS consortium

Presentation of experiences and learnings from the field trials (DE, IT, IE)

Fact-check of ADMS project by E.ON Metering

Q&A

Networking

Entech Meet-Up: Artificial Intelligence in the Distribution Grid

MEET-UP: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN DISTRIBUTION GRIDS

“As part of the Entech Meet-ups, founder and energy evolutionary Artur Löwen presents the latest developments in the field of machine learning in general and the field of regression in particular with the specific application “power distribution grids”.

The state estimation is an integral part of future monitoring of medium and low voltage grids. It is the basis for a secure and efficient integration of a further increasing number of renewable energy sources on the one hand and increasing electrification, e.g. of transport and heating on the other.

Agenda:
18: 30 Doors open
19:00 – 19:10 Welcome by: agile
19:10 – 19:50 Talk by Gridhound
19:50 – 20:10 Q & As

Let’s meet and talk about innovative energy sector!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/smart-grid-entech-meetup-tickets-44596409060

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homeandsmart.de – Article about Gridhound

Mariella Wendel from homeandsmart.de has published an article about Gridhound:

Gridhound gives classic power grids more intelligence

More and more decentralized energy producers want to contribute to the rising demand. The market clearly is confusing. As a result, distribution grid operators (DSOs) are constantly facing new challenges in grid monitoring and control. The young company Gridhound is working on a modular platform whose goal it is to transform today’s grids into smart grids – the so-called smart grids.
Here you can read the whole article (in German):

https://www.homeandsmart.de/gridhound-netzwerkmanagement

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From LEGO-Bricks to Grid Solution

From LEGO Bricks to Grid Solution –
An Interview with Grihound CEO and Energy[r]volutionist Artur Löwen.

Machine learning coupled with grid management – the Founder and CEO of Gridhound is working to solve the challenges of distribution grid operators. Read the interview here: https://eon-agile.com/news/from-lego-bricks-to-grid-solution

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Entech Demo Day by :agile accelerator

Gridhound Pitch at Entech Demo Day by :agile accelerator – November 2017

 

ADMS-EU-Projektmeeting #3

We had two very productive days with review and planning in the third project meeting of our project ADMS – Active Distribution Managemen System at the E.ON Energy Research Center of RWTH Aachen University. The partner and host, the institute for Automation of Complex Power Systems as well as the partners MAC, Altea and University of Bologna had been present. The next target are the 4 operational pilots in Italy, Ireland, Scotland and Germany until the end of the year.

Learn more about our EU horizon 2020 project ADMS: http://smartgrid-adms.com/

 

 

Meet Gridhound at the European Utility Week in Amsterdam!

Gridhound participates in the European Utility Week in Amsterdam being part of the Horizon 2020 project “RE-SERVE” (Renewables in a Stable Electric Grid). European Utility Week is the premier business, innovation and information platform connecting the smart utility community.CEO and Founder Artur Löwen will be on hand to provide information on how distribution companies will be able to support the growth of distributed renewable energy generation without the risk of grid stability in the system.

RE-SERVE would like to invite you to join us at European Utility Week in Amsterdam. To register for your Free Visitor Pass or your Summit Pass please use the following link: Invitation to European Utility Week

Gridhound wins jury prize for companies in the seed phase at the “Energy Start-Up Networking 2017 @ Digitale Energiewelt”

Gridhound participates in the 3-month: agile accelerator powered by E.ON!

After Gridhound had already been able to benefit from the one-week :agile accelerator Launchpad with Google Developers in July, the start-up of CEO and energy-revolutionary Artur Löwen was selected for the subsequent 3-month accelerator phase.

The :agile accelerator powered by E.ON already started internally to promote new business ideas to E.ON in May 2013, but was opened in October 2014 for external participants. The acceleration of innovation by the accelerator is triggered through various coachings and trainings as well as the concentrated knowledge from the energy sector which is an excellent opportunity for Gridhound to sharpen the business model and advance its montoring project.

The results will be presented at “demo-day” on November 30th, where achievements from the :agile accelerator powered by E.ON will be presented and future steps will be discussed.