Co-create new energy
services to drive the power system
IO.Energy is built to facilitate the development of new energy services by market parties to drive the power system towards consumer-centricity.
Story of IO.Energy
Where it all started.
While Europe is committed to decarbonizing its society by 2050, consumers want to decrease their energy bill, increase comfort and benefit from the technological investments they made in solar panels, heat pump, boiler or (car) battery.
Providing energy as-a-service is both an opportunity and a challenge. As stressed by the European Commission, Europe sees consumers as active and central players on the energy markets of the future.
That’s why we decided to create an ecosystem where key players can explore, test and co-build new energy services through a consumer-centric approach.
The IO.Energy Ecosystem is an open innovation ecosystem to share knowledge and boost innovation in the energy world by creating concrete solutions. To do so, we create an environment to build, test and learn from new energy applications for consumers and new digital tools.
It is an ecosystem built and facilitated by system operators for market parties to develop the energy services of tomorrow.
Feb 21st 2019
Kick-off of the IO.Energy Ecosystem.
On Feb 21, we successfully celebrate the kick-off of the IO.Energy Ecosystem facilitated by Elia, Fluvius, Ores, Resa, Sibelga and operated by Co.Station.
Key energy market players were gathered to develop, all together, a brand new initiative aiming to co-create a consumer-centric system. The energy though-leaders discussed their ambition and common objectives, together with government representatives.
From a challenge to a business case.
Energy Services for Buildings
Energy Services for Homes
Energy Services for Communities
Energy Services for E-Mobility
Valorisation of Customer Flexibility
Valorisation of Meter Data
March – June 2019
IO. Energy Ecosystem Ideation Phase.
Since March 14, 2019, 12 groups have built use cases from scratch during the ideation phase, all pioneering consumer-centric energy services.
After 3 months of hard work considering the problem exploration and concept ideation phase, they were ready to find out if their use cases were ready to move forward to the sandbox phase.
June 24th, 2019
IO. Energy Ecosystem Ideation Closing.
It was a very important day for the participants of the 8 groups which have been retained and given the green light to proceed to the sandboxing phase!
They pitched their project and focused on what their ideas mean for the user and what the user will get out of it. They all contribute to the success of the IO.Energy initiative by unlocking the value potential of e-mobility, energy communities, flexible assets & smart building for consumers.
Introduction of the use cases
From a business case to a prototype.
October 9th, 2020
IO. Energy Ecosystem Sandbox Closing.
On October 9th, 2020, we closed the Sandbox phase of the IO.Energy Ecosystem. We shared the lessons learned from the IO.Energy Ecosystem Sandbox phase and announce the IO.Energy Ecosystem 2.0 starting ideation in January 2021.
Together Elia, Fluvius, ORES, RESA and Sibelga, are calling for new partners to develop innovative energy services with the same important vision: put the consumer in the center.
Based on the success of the 1st IO.Energy Ecosystem, we are proud to announce the launch of a 2nd edition. More detail on the timing and the precise challenges the Ecosystem will work on will be shared in the coming days, but, you can already show you interest to join IO.Energy Ecosystem 2.0!
This 2nd edition will mainly focus on the 3 following challenges:
We are waiting for you.
Co.Station team working on this ecosystem
Where teamwork is at the heart of great achievement.
“You can choose to live a life of curiosity or a life of fear. I choose curiosity and creativity” inspired by Elizabeth Gilbert
“It always seems impossible until it’s done” Nelson Mandela