A flying start to the new year for Adaptricity: the young company wins the Watt d'Or 2021 in the energy technologies category. On 7 January the Swiss Federal Office of Energy awards Switzerland's prestigious energy prize to industry for the fourteenth time. Adaptricity is awarded for its grid monitoring tool Adaptricity.Mon ausgezeichnetwhich is already in use at five grid operators by the beginning of 2021. Read the winner's portrait of the Swiss Federal Office of Energy SFOE here.
"We are very pleased to have won the Watt d'Or," says COO Andreas Ulbig. "On the one hand, this award is confirmation for us that we have found the right answers to the right questions in the last six years since the company was founded. On the other hand, it motivates our two dozen employees to continue building the energy future."
Driven by the principle that you don't just throw electricity away, Adaptricity makes distribution grids fit for the climate-neutral and renewable energy future. The way to get there is through strong electrification, decentralisation and increasing digitalisation of the energy supply system. Distribution grids play an important role in this. The large power plants are connected to them, as are solar plants, electric filling stations, heat pumps and, finally, the sockets at the consumer's home. With its Software Solutions (in addition to Adaptricity.Mon, this includes Adaptricity.Plan, Adaptricity.Sim and Adaptricity.Connect) it enables distribution grids to be dimensioned according to demand, to be operated cost-effectively and to be controlled without disruptions and with as little power loss as possible.
The winners of the other three Watt d'Or categories are:
• Romande Energie together with ABB Switzerland (renewable energies)
• Hydrospider AG together with Hyundai Hydrogen Mobility AG, H2 Energy AG and Association H2 Mobilität Schweiz (Energy-efficient Mobility)
• Mettiss AG together with Beat Kegel / Umwelt Arena Schweiz together with René Schmid Architekten AG (Building and Spatial Development, two winners)
The award ceremony is being held at the Kursaal Congress Centre in Bern – for the last time under the chairmanship of former Councillor of State Pascale Bruderer. With the Watt d'Or, the Swiss Federal Office of Energy honours the best efforts of innovative Swiss companies and universities in the energy sector. The aim of the Watt d'Or is to make these known and thus motivate business, politics and the general public to discover the advantages of future-oriented energy technologies for themselves. The Watt d'Or is not endowed, no prize money is paid out. It is rather a hallmark of energy excellence.
Video of the product presentation at the award ceremony on 7 January 2021: