ectogrid™ is a new revolutionising energy system that shares thermal energy flows between buildings. The name ectogrid™ comes from ectothermic animals. Ectogrid™ can just like an ectothermic animal shift temperature to adjust to the surrounding environment.
In modern cities there are enough thermal energy flows generated by human activity to provide the base for both heating and cooling of the entire city. By connecting buildings with different needs and balancing residual thermal energy flows between them, ectogrid™ effectively uses and reuses all available thermal energy and makes it possible to decrease both pollution and the energy consumption in a city. This is a revolution that will help us fight climate change and transform the energy market.
Glaze is helping E.ON developing their ectocloud™ in an agile and effective way. ectocloud™ is based on Microsoft Azure and controls the ectogrid™by using algorithms and data about typical demands over time of users, dates, seasons, weather, local energy production and energy trading prices. The ectocloud™ system optimizes the energy flows and storage.