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How Synergies Lead to Renewable Energy Solution

Read how Swiss start-up Exnaton AG and SAP gold partner bpc have joined forces with their industry expertise, their specialty know-how in SAP system integration and energy data management. Together they launched a new solution on SAP Store that enables local energy marketplaces to trade renewable energy.

The requirements

The times of centralized top-down energy supplies are over. Consumers are becoming prosumers, and smart devices consume, produce and store electricity. This dynamic must also find its way into tariffing and billing of electricity. Customer needs in the market are constantly changing. Hence new market companies offer consumers a complete package of electricity and additional services as well as non-commodity goods.

The experts

Swiss start-up Exnaton AG and long-standing SAP gold partner best practice consulting AG (bpc) have combined their industry expertise and released the solution EnergyCommunity for SAP for Utilities. It facilitates local energy marketplaces to exactly solve mentioned pain points by targeting these new circumstances.

With the help of the SAP Co-Innovation Lab Switzerland and Germany, and in collaboration with the Swiss Market Unit and the SAP Industry Business Unit Utilities, they were able to develop an innovative solution for local trading in renewable energy.

The solution

The architecture offers 100% flexibility to energy suppliers. They can choose to integrate to either an existing SAP S/4HANA Cloud or SAP S/4HANA on-premise system. The integration into the EnergyCommunity solution is performed via SAP Business Technology Platform Integration Suite. It also connects to the SAP Energy Cloud and SAP Subscription Billing solutions, storing and transforming the high-volume fine granular smart meter data into personalized invoices via Exnaton cloud application.

This solution helps energy suppliers run a scalable and integrated solution and makes it easy for the prosumers and consumers to contribute to a sustainable environment. It is now available on SAP Store.

The innovation

The participation in the SAP Innovation Award 2022 reflects the innovation power of the offering to realize a sustainable future for the highly distributed and individualized energy market.

The future

SAP Partner bpc and Exnaton are currently developing an additional reference architecture, “Energy Community all in One”. Stay tuned for more information and check the SAP Store for news.


Should you be interested in learning more, reach out to, Head of SAP Co-Innovation Lab Switzerland, directly.

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