ABB and MVV launch new service enabling customers to achieve sustainability targets

Major German energy service provider MVV has partnered with ABB to launch Energy and Efficiency as a service, with a new full-service solution developed to help industrial and energy companies improve energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions and lower costs.

Developed in response to customer needs, Energy and Efficiency as a service, powered by ABB, is an all-round integrated and full-service energy efficiency service offered by MVV. It provides MVV’s industrial and energy customers with sustainable and modular energy efficiency optimization and management in line with individual targets, including maximizing local consumption and realizing CO2 savings. Energy flows from industrial plants and energy infrastructure are measured and processed in high resolution and real time, and optimized by ABB Ability™ Energy management for sites OPTIMAX® for Virtual Power Plants.

From left to right: Dr. Martin Schumacher, Mitglied des Vorstandes, ABB AG DE and Board Member, ABB Germany; Hans-George Krabbe, Chairman of the Board, Vorstandsvorsitzender, ABB AG Germany; Ralf Klöpfer, Board Member, Vorstand , MVV Energie AG; and Dr. Joachim Hofmann, Geschäftsführer, Managing Director, MVV Enamic GmbH.
From left to right: Dr. Martin Schumacher, Mitglied des Vorstandes, ABB AG DE and Board Member, ABB Germany; Hans-George Krabbe, Chairman of the Board, Vorstandsvorsitzender, ABB AG Germany; Ralf Klöpfer, Board Member, Vorstand , MVV Energie AG; and Dr. Joachim Hofmann, Geschäftsführer, Managing Director, MVV Enamic GmbH.

Leveraging OPTIMAX®, the new service will provide clear insights into energy consumption, monitoring energy use in real time with flexibility to add new generation assets into a virtual power pool and aggregate decentralized generation and flexible loads. This aggregation and pooling of assets allows for seamless collection, management and reporting of environmental data related to energy use, empowering users to automate operations of their generation assets, controllable loads and/or storage.

MVV will smartly link flexibilities from interruptible loads and energy storage facilities with the energy market, via its virtual plant complementing with advice on implementation measures for energy infrastructure, administrative handling of regulatory requirements and planning, construction, and financing the operation of energy plants.

“Rising energy costs, ever stricter regulatory requirements and changes resulting from the energy turnaround make business customers reliant on real-time management of their energy infrastructure,” said Kevin Kosisko, Managing Director, Energy Industries, ABB.

“ABB is proud to collaborate with MVV on this new 360-degree service, offering a convenient way to achieve a decentralized and efficient energy supply, while reducing energy consumption and making sustainable operations more accessible and scalable.”

Dr Joachim Hofman, Senior Vice President MVV Enamic, said: “Supporting companies as they adopt new energy business models, Energy and Efficiency as a service is intended to review and optimize the entire value chain of energy services, from consulting to operations. In doing so, our customers can leverage commercial savings and even generate additional revenues by marketing the available flexibilities or surplus energy.”

The partnership between the two companies will be officially signed at Hannover Messe, Germany, today.

ABB is a pioneering technology leader providing integrated power and automation solutions with unparalleled experience in partnering with the energy and water, oil and gas, specialty chemicals and primary pharmaceutical industries for improved operations and sustainable progress. ABB delivers integrated and secure digital systems, services and solutions to automate and optimize the performance of conventional and renewable power plants, water facilities and process industries.

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader with a comprehensive offering for digital industries. With a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB is today a leader in digital industries with four customer-focused, globally leading businesses: Electrification, Industrial Automation, Motion, and Robotics & Discrete Automation, supported by its common ABB Ability™ digital platform. ABB’s market leading Power Grids business will be divested to Hitachi in 2020. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees. www.abb.com

MVV at a glance With almost 6,000 employees and sales of around Euro 4 billion, MVV is one of Germany‘s leading energy companies. Our activities focus on providing a reliable, economical and environmentally-friendly supply of energy to our industrial, commercial and private household customers. Their individual needs and expectations motivate us in developing innovative products and business models. Here, we cover all stages of the energy value chain: from energy generation, energy trading and energy distribution to operating distribution grids through to our sales activities and environmental energy and energy-related service businesses. Our corporate strategy is consistently based on making increasing use of renewable energies, boosting energy efficiency and further expanding highly efficient combined heat and power generation and environmentally-friendly district heating. We are also investing in our future grid capability and modernizing our generation plants. In all our activities, we can count on the mature competence and expertise of our employees. They stand to benefit from secure and attractive jobs in future as well.MVV is a company in the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region.

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