The company generates, distributes and supplies energy across the city of Zurich and is one of the ten largest energy service providers in Switzerland.
Sustainability is at the forefront of ewz’ activities and it now supplies renewable energy to all households in its area. In parallel ewz is expanding the use of digital technologies to create an intelligent distribution network which can respond to the needs of a more decarbonised and distributed energy sector and ensure security of supply.
As part of this drive, ewz is investing in new, innovative business models, including demand side response. Four years ago the utility partnered with Kiwi Power to help it quickly and reliably establish a Distributed Energy Resource business.
Using Kiwi Power’s distributed energy platform ewz offers large business customers the opportunity to participate in demand side response and earn valuable new revenues from their assets. In addition to offering greater value to customers Kiwi Power’s platform gives ewz the ability to flexibly manage electricity supply and demand and operate its network more efficiently - cutting costs and carbon.