ESMIG’s mission is to support its members by representing the views of Europe’s smart energy solution providers on key European policy and regulatory issues and driving a green transition that fully empowers consumers. This is only possible with the help and support of our members. A very good reason to get to know them better!
We spoke with René Boringer, CEO and Founder at Cuculus GmbH, to find out more about the company and their thoughts on the role of smart energy solutions.
Introduction to Cuculus:
Cuculus is the key to providing utilities to all, while protecting the world’s precious resources. We provide cutting-edge software and technology solutions that address utility challenges worldwide. Partnership is key to solving the biggest energy challenges of the next century. That’s why at Cuculus, our partners play a pivotal role in achieving our mission and vision. Our visionary ZONOS IoT Platform is built upon our passion for developing innovative solutions. It provides flexibility, adaptability, and sustainability to utility projects worldwide. It manages large amounts of metering devices, several connectivity types, billions of data sets, and more.
What is your company’s mission?
The mission of Cuculus is to bring affordable energy and water to everyone.
What drove you to become an ESMIG member?
It’s always a good thing not to cook in your own soup. ESMIG gives us a forum for talking and cooperating with companies with which we are sometimes in competition with. So it’s a great platform to exchange visions for the market in Europe.
How does ESMIG help your company to achieve your goals and support your company’s mission?
ESMIG as a platform, together with joint representation at conferences and trade shows as well as all the meetings of the working groups and task forces, provides a great forum to exchange and also to create or develop your own ideas and bring it up to the right level in the European Union.
What do you see as the biggest challenge and opportunity for the energy industry in Europe today?
The challenge of Europe in general is the changing energy mix we have due to a number of reasons, for example: limited availability of certain resources like gas as well as renewable energies. Renewables are influencing a lot the energy production schema and also the infrastructure and assets involved in the energy sector.
Where do you see smart energy solution providers making a difference in addressing these challenges?
The energy transition is mainly about managing a change. And a change never comes without suffering and certain level of pain. Thus, our task is to avoid that or to minimise that which consumers suffer as a result of the adoption of all the changes. It should be as easy and as smooth as possible for everyone.
In an ideal world…we should be CO2 neutral around the globe in just a few years and protect the future of our next generations.
Want to find out more about Cuculus? Check out their website!