Greenbird IT Joins Forces with Venios to Accelerate Grid Modelling and Visualization

Norwegian technology company Greenbird has joined forces with German IT solutions and consulting services provider Venios to accelerate the delivery of innovative data services to utility companies.

The biggest barrier to providing data services for analytics platforms such as Venios is data access and data quality in utilities’ systems. Preparing and provisioning high quality data can be difficult and time-consuming, leading to delays in delivering projects. Greenbird’s Utilihive Digital Integration Hub accelerates data integrations and data quality, enabling faster access to better data. By teaming up with Greenbird, Venios can offer a quicker, more streamlined grid analytics service to their utility company customers.

The new partnership sees the continued growth of Greenbird’s Utilihive ecosystem. The ecosystem is a collaboration of highly expert, specialized enterprises servicing utility companies. This expertise can be delivered faster by integrating with Greenbird’s Utilihive platform. Working together, the Utilihive ecosystem can drive digital innovation in the energy sector. It enables utilities to use technology that paves the way for digital grids, eMobility, microgrids, distributed energy sources and smart cities.

“As innovators, we supply our customers with new business-cases. Key to our endeavors is the ability to integrate the required data in a fast and reliable way. Greenbird creates the potential for even faster implementation with the customer, accelerating the digital transformation of our grids.” said Dr. Jonas J. Danzeisen, CEO @ Venios GmbH

Greenbird’s CEO and Co-founder, Thorsten Heller said, “It is very exciting to start working with Venios who are doing amazing work in grid analytics and visualization. In 2019, the fastest way to provide innovation to utility companies is to work in partnership. It’s amazing to see how the idea of providing a platform, Greenbird’s Utilihive Digital Integration Hub, is driving the energy revolution.”

Utilihive Digital Integration Hub: At the Center of an Ecosystem

The challenge faced by startups and established utilities alike is access to data. Often this is locked in legacy systems, such as data from smart metering, intelligent electronic devices (IED) and geospatial information (GIS). Organizations can find legacy system data challenging to access and integrate. In addition, traditional legacy systems are not designed to handle the increased volume and speed of data exchange required for these new intelligent grid analytics and machine learning applications.

Greenbird’s Utilihive platform offers a solution to these challenges by delivering prebuilt support for integration to legacy systems that handle data from IoT devices, smart meters, and other traditional enterprise data.

About Greenbird
Greenbird offers out-of-the-box system integration for Digital Utilities. Its services are delivered in a SaaS model enabling integration of software operating smart meters and smart grids. Greenbird is based in Oslo, Norway.

About Venios
Venios brings transparency to distribution grids. Its focus is real-time processing of large amounts of data in a high-performance, cloud-based environment. Venios is based in Frankfurt, Germany.

Venios at the Power-Gen Europe 2016

This year, Venios participated in the Power-Gen Europe 2016, the biggest energy fair this year in Italy. The fair took place from 21st until 23rd of June 2016 in Milan. Venios presented itself and its product “Venios Energy Solution (VES)” to the trade visitors. The booth was organized by the German Chamber of Commerce in Italy, DEInternational.

Discussion Panel at the Power-Gen Europe 2016


Venios at the BDEW Congress

Over 1,400 participantes took part in the BDEW Congress, which received a new look & feel by the new location at STATION-Berlin. On 8th of June 2016 Jonas Danzeisen had a speech in the session about the “Digital Agenda”, where he discussed together with Sven Becker (Trianel), Stefan Kapferer (BDEW) and Prof. Dr. Stephan Reimelt (GE). The session was moderated by Tim Steigert (GE).


Link to the press article (in German only): Article

Link to the press release by the BDEW (in German only): Press Release

Link to the photos by the BDEW: Photos

Link to the videos (in German only): Videos



Venios at ZVEI’s yearly congress

As one of eight start-ups, Robert Lorenz (PhD) presented Venios at the yearly congress of the ZVEI (German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association). The congress took place at the Maritim proArte in Berlin from 8th until 9th of June 2016. This year’s motto was “Cross-linking. Security. Trust. Shaping the digtial world”. Altogether around 700 participants were expected. The congress highlights were the opening speech of the ZVEI president Mr. Ziesemer and the keynotes hold by Joe Kaeser and Angela Merkel.

Link to the photos: Photos

Link to the video: Video

Link to the ZVEI-Newsletter (Interview with Robert Lorenz about “Start-Ups”, in German): Newsletter


Joe Kaeser (CEO of Siemens AG) speaks about the topic “Which business models will secure our (economic) survival?”



Venios shares its founding experience at the Circle of Innovation

Detecon invited Venios to share its experience about its founding period. Dr.-Ing. Jonas Danzeisen took part at the Circle of Innovation event on 21st of April in 2015 in the Innovation Center of T-Systems in Munich. Other speakers to the topic of “Start-Up Collaboration” were Jan Meyer (E.ON), Dr. Steffen Kortsch (Allianz) and Marcus Becker (powerfox).



Venios participates at the 11th National Paging Congress in Berlin

Remote switching is possible by using the paging solution of e*message, which was realized in the milestone project at the DSO Stromnetz Berlin. The highlight of the congress was the visit of the control center of Stromnetz Berlin on 18th of April 2016. The congress was held at the permanent presentation of the county Baden-Württemberg in Berlin. During the congress Robert Lorenz (PhD) learned about the paging technology of e*message and how to use it for control assets via paging. Here you can find a link about the technology comparison.


Strompager from e*message


Paging-System at Stronmetz Berlin


Control center of Stromnetz Berlin


From left to right: Frank Vainik (e*message), Dr. Robert Lorenz (Venios), Carsten Hofmann (e*message)

Venios at India Smart Grid Week

A delegation from Venios recently visited India and attended the India Smart Grid Week (March 16th- March 19th).

During the visit to India Dr. Jonas Danzeisen and Suhail Khan met with the officials of Ministry of Power and the National Smart Grid Mission.

The event, India Smart Grid Week  had speakers and delegates from 33 countires and Venios was one of the key German companies present at the event.

Mr. Suhail Khan was a speaker in the session “Smart Grid as an Anchor Infrastructure for Smart Cities”. The session was presided by Mrs. Karuna Gopal, President of Foundation for Futuristic Cities in India.

The interest in Venios was overwhelming and not just from the utilities in India but from delegates and companies present from across the world.

Venios at the forum for small and medium municipal energy suppliers in Bad Kreuznach, Germany

On 6th of October 2015, our CEO, Herr Dr.-Ing. Danzeisen, spoke at the forum for small and medium municipal suppliers in Bad Kreuznach about the challenges of digitilization. In his speech and later on the panel discussion he pointed out the groundbreaking challenges municipal energy suppliers currently face and which solutions can be offered in order to tackle these challenges.





Venios wins the Cloud Innovation World Cup in the category “Urban Infrastructure”

Cloud Innovation World Cup Winner

Venios wins the “Cloud Innovation World Cup” in the category “Urban Infrastructure” for its Venios Energy Solution (VES). The winners has been announced in a ceremony on the 17th of June in London, hosted in conjunction with the Cloud World Forum.



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