Handover at the helm of enercast
Co-founder and longtime CEO Thomas Landgraf steps down from the executive team of enercast GmbH, a high-tech start-up which has grown into a leading player in applied artificial intelligence and power forecasting for renewable energy.
Going forward, the company will be headed by the two remaining managing directors, Dr. Henning Schulze-Lauen and Bernd Kratz. Dr. Schulze-Lauen joined enercast last summer as chief operating officer and oversees the further growth of the SaaS product business. Mr. Kratz, co-founder and head of professional services, is responsible for the company’s success in mining and other essential industries.
Chairman of the advisory board, Dr. Andreas Radmacher, comments: “During the last seven years, Thomas has created an impressive growth story and successfully positioned our company as a market leading in power forecasting. The launch of our new product generation in February 2018 now enables us to build on a solid foundation and tap into new growth potentials with a focus on scalability and profitability.”
Mr. Landgraf will stay close to enercast as both shareholder and advisor. “We had seven exciting years – with growth rates reaching 70%, pioneering work in the digital transformation of renewable energy, and a fantastic team”, says Mr. Landgraf. “I look forward to continuing to support enercast in word and deed along this path, as I am convinced that the intriguing combination of new energy sources with leading-edge software technology is only the beginning of a long success story.”
enercast is a leading technology provider for applied artificial intelligence and the digitization of renewable energy. Its self-learning software-as-a-service products deliver accurate power forecasts for wind power and solar plants, thus enabling the integration of renewable energy into power grids and energy markets worldwide. Based on its platform for the industrial application of artificial intelligence, enercast meshes internal and external data, identifies value-driving patterns, and consolidates them into meaningful forecasts. This allows customers in the energy sector and essential industries to unlock previously untapped business potential, fulfilling enercast’s promise: “Weather data that put you in control”. Founded in 2011, enercast is headquartered in Kassel, Germany and delivers 700,000 forecast data sets covering 80 GW of installed capacity to 18 countries around the globe. enercast GmbH is privately owned and counts innogy Venture Capital and High-Tech Gründerfonds among its shareholders.