Understanding customer needs in this massively changing market is key - as well as ensuring that Smart Energy solutions for e.g. Smart Grid, Cyber Security, Decentral Generation or Operational Intelligence provide highly integrated and automated processes and data which was planned and expected.

The Smart Grid Partner Ecosystem has been established to offer the experience from projects across globe where the combination of IT and OT knowledge creates this extra value add for all market participants when moving from conventional to new digital and renewable world.


The founder of the Smart Grid Partner Platform Alexander Schönfeldt is a marketing and business development executive for IT and OT Solutions in the Energy Sector. Alexander has innovated and developed several smart solutions with his teams, taking them from concept to customer success stories. With his global experience and an in-depth understanding of how deregulation, privatization or digitalization can change businesses, he continues with his network of partners to drive innovation through solutions and commercial models. 

BuSINESS Profile

Go-To-Market References

1999 - BILL-E - ASP/SaaS offering for small and medium sized Utilities

2004 - Siemens Global Competence Centre Utilities IT

2006 - Siemens Global Utilities Portfolio

2008 - Energy Management Suite - real-time Dashboard for Power Generation

2010 - Smart Study 2020 - CO2 reduction via ICT

2011 - Cyber Security Audit for Utilities

2013 - SASensor Platform - Digital Distribution & Substation Automation

2015 - smartgridpartner.com - ecosystem to force change in energy sector

2015 - Meter Reading via mobile phones in customer engagement programs

2016 - Moving battery storage from pilot projects to commercial solutions

2017 - Advisory Member of PowerGen Europe 

2020 - market entry of Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries on MegaWatt scale

2021 - Vice President Flow Battery Europe Association