Energy supply

With the digital transformation of the energy industry, numerous possibilities are emerging that go beyond the roll out of smart meters required by law. The power industry and the IoT are converging.

Opportunity knocks in the digitalized energy sector

The energy sector is undergoing sweeping changes, with decentralization, digitalization, and sector coupling giving rise to new processes and business models. As smart meters make their way into the world, they are helping to connect disparate systems to create a smart grid.

This presents some challenges for power companies. For one, they have to roll out their offerings with price caps in mind. For the other, they have to find revenue models that work in a new and unfamiliar competitive arena. And they have to prepare their workforce for new digital use cases. Distribution network operators, in turn, have to adapt to a world where power no longer flows from one central source. They also have to cope with mounting instability as more and more decentralized plants join the grid.

Digitization helps the energy sector meet these challenges and implement use cases that extend far beyond the statutory rollout of smart meters. For instance, the data exchanged via highly secure metering infrastructure can provide the basis for new IoT business models.

How energy suppliers master their digital transformation

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How power companies benefit from the IoT


New business opportunities

Power companies are shifting their role from utility to energy service provider. Their coordinating capacity opens up new business opportunities, for instance, as a marketplace operator or multi-service provider.

Smart charging on the rise

The number of electric cars on our roads will increase considerably. Smart charging solutions help to integrate them into the grid.


New market players

Newcomers can penetrate the market by exploiting real-time metering data and the secure communication capability of new metering infrastructure for their use cases.

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New partnerships

Business can build on metering data and infrastructures to forge alliances across sectors.


Value-adding services

Enterprise can deliver value-adding services via legacy devices.

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IoT use cases for energy suppliers

The Bosch.IO Energy team helps energy suppliers implement sustainable IoT use cases. In addition, we support distribution grid operators’ efforts to transition to a smart distribution grid.

Managing smart meter rollout and operations

Cut costs and hone your competitive edge with automated processes for metering operations.

Integrating and managing smart meters

A head-end system enables you to keep a watchful eye on your devices.

Automated smart meter data management

Billing and invoicing for meter readings and implementation of value-adding services.

Commercializing high-resolution metering data

Energy production and consumption data serve as the basis for value-added services.

Our portfolio for energy suppliers

The software portfolio of Bosch.IO for smart metering operations and grid stability.

Why team up with Bosch.IO?

10+ years’ experience in the IoT

The Bosch.IO Energy team combines the best-possible skill set to bring to life the three main IoT success factors: sustainable business models, seamless integration, and connected ecosystems.

Software, devices, projects

Bosch.IO brings together all the software, device, and project expertise needed to implement sustainable IoT solutions. Our use case driven approach helps energy suppliers and operators of complex systems, increase operational efficiency and gain new business opportunities.

An ecosystem of strong partners

We break down silos and co-create a connected ecosystem with energy suppliers, operators and service providers to build a truly connected world that leads to mutual advantages for all market players.