The Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) aims to use its flagship projects to outline the Confederation’s Energy Strategy 2050 in more specific and understandable terms. With Swisscom Energy Solutions’ tiko, the SFOE is supporting a system solution that is innovative from an technological, ecological and social perspective.
The tiko project is being financially supported by the SFOE as part of the flagship project programme, with the aim of developing the necessary technology further. The technology required for the storage network has been developed in Switzerland and is now being optimised on an ongoing basis. Swisscom Energy Solutions is collaborating with partners from the energy sector (including Repower AG, Societad Ovra electrica Lumbrein and Elektra Seeberg) and with heating system manufacturers (including Hoval AG, Tobler AG and Störi AG), with new partners being constantly added. The storage network, which was previously available on the market under its brand name BeSmart, has been renamed tiko.
Swisscom Energy Solutions, with its registered office in Olten, was founded in September 2012 as a joint venture between Swisscom and Swiss energy utility Repower. The company employs around 20 staff and is one of Swisscom’s several new business areas. The energy market is currently undergoing a transformation similar to that experienced by the telecommunications market following the Internet’s growth in popularity. Swisscom meets ideal prerequisites that enable it to participate in the energy market: it has a neutral market position, offers numerous innovative solutions for households throughout Switzerland and combines its ICT expertise with know-how in the energy market. Swisscom also has the advantage of short technological development cycles and many years of experience in operating secure and reliable communication networks and data centres.
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