Good neighbor™ energy
We like to think of energy coming from an E.ON ectogrid™ as Good Neighbor™ Energy. When you are connected to an E.ON ectogrid™ – you enable your energy needs (heating or cooling) to be matched by someone else’s opposite energy needs. This reduces the total amount of energy needed for your neighborhood, district or city. Perfect for places with lots of excess energy, e.g. Data Centers, Industry, Supermarkets and Hospitals.
Good Neighbor™ Energy is sustainable, cost efficient and gives you freedom of choice. It is sustainable because of the very high efficiency the system has when balancing heating and cooling, and this is always done before adding any energy to the system. The system operates at a low and flexible temperature and delivers the right temperature to the right user at the right time.
Today, our energy systems are designed to do only one thing at a time. But it’s possible to build a much more efficient system by taking an integrated approach. A building with a need for heating can deliver a cooled energy flow to another and vice versa.
E.ON ectogrid™ connects these thermal energy flows and lets buildings benefit from each other. E.ON ectogrid™ helps you to be a good neighbour. Sharing energy flows reduces both your and your neighbour’s environmental impact and lowers the energy costs.
Do you have low-grade waste heat or cooling? Then that would be the perfect start of an E.ON ectogrid™, allowing you to share your excess energy to others and at the same time get a lower cost for your purchased energy.
A business model to suit to your needs
An E.ON ectogrid™ is like any grid – a system that involves many different users – traditionally being supplied by an Utility. The business model around E.ON ectogrid™ is flexible and can let you choose between the traditional business model – having the local energy company provide the utility (often measured in kWh). You can also be just as engaged as when owning your own solar panel and battery system. You can own your part of the ectogrid™ and get a very low flexible energy cost. Different users connected to the same system can engage on different levels – each customer can make their own individual choice.
You choose between three investment options and are able to increase your engagement whenever you want.
1. You purchase energy from the E.ON ectogrid™
The local energy company owns and operates the system, as well as the heat pump or cooling machine inside your premises. The local energy company manages all internal balancing, makes sure that surplus energy is distributed among the connected customers and secures the supply of external balancing energy.
2. Own your equipment
By investing in the equipment inside your premises, you become both a producer and a consumer and take a more active part in the local E.ON ectogrid™.
You become a shareholder in the whole energy system, which gives you the lowest heat and cooling costs.