aliunid energie

Vision of the breathing supply


The battery stores local solar power during the day (inhale when there is a surplus of energy) and releases it to consumers when there is not enough solar power (exhale when there is a shortage of electricity).


The electricity consumption of the hot water tanks in the neighborhood is to be optimized collectively in such a way that the local renewable electricity can be used optimally.


Electric vehicles are to be charged by means of an intelligent load management system in such a way that the use of local renewable energy is maximized, and grid stability is always guaranteed.

Local electricity production

Local electricity production
Through the interaction of the consumers in the neighborhood, the local electricity production is to be consumed in the local grid in the best possible way.


The private electricity demand is covered by the photovoltaic system - whenever the sun shines. In addition, solar power from the local energy supplier can be supplemented.

Hydroelectric power plant

Hydroelectric power plant
The electricity demand that is not covered by production in the local grid can be covered by hydroelectric power from the Valais and Ticino Alps as required via the real-time electricity product.

In renewable energy supply, there is too much power when the sun is shining, and too little power when it is not. So, how do you prevent a power surplus or a blackout? This is precisely where the “breathing” energy system of aliunid comes in.

In case of a surplus, energy is “inhaled” and electricity consumption increases for a short time. As a result, energy is stored at the end customer. In the event of a shortage, electricity consumption is reduced until the local self-production or the house battery feeds energy back into the grid or “exhales” again. The phase-out of nuclear power and a rapid reduction in CO2 emissions will thus be possible in a reliable and cost-effective manner.

The breathing energy supply of aliunid creates the prerequisite for a successful implementation of the Swiss Energy Strategy 2050.

Measuring demand in real time

Until now, the central power plant has controlled the supply system in a top-down way. Detailed, aggregated information about the energy flows of the end customer was not necessary, nor was it available. aliunid brings a change and controls the energy flow from the bottom up. The aliunid solution uses real-time information on the status of the supply system (output, current, voltage, reactive energy, frequency) from the individual household step by step via the distribution cabinet to the transformer and on to the power plant.

Real-time data from aliunid creates transparency and is the basis for energy efficiency and improvement of the carbon footprint.

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Energy as a comprehensive digital solution

aliunid is a digital resource for energy suppliers, grid operators and energy producers.
Thanks to our comprehensive solution, you can design energy services more efficiently and thus more sustainably – and in real time.
Your end customers – both households and businesses – experience aliunid as a user-friendly smart home or smart business solution.

New business model:

as a forward-looking energy service provider, you provide a digital interface for your customers – both households and companies.

Swiss technology:

you work with a secure and decentralised Swiss real-time IoT system with which you aggregate data from different metering systems and monitor energy flows in the grid.

Positive image:

you score points with your stakeholders and benefit from a positive image effect because you rely on smart, local and climate-friendly energy solutions.

Innovative products:

you use a breathing, innovative comprehensive solution that can be easily integrated into the existing infrastructure.

Energy in real time:

your customers obtain renewable energy from local or regional Swiss sources that is available at all times.

A smart comprehensive solution:

aliunid uses renewable energy specifically and exactly when end users need it. In other words, smarter rental housing and homes for all.

Reliable and good supply:

clean electricity at any time from your region or with hydroelectric power from the Valais and Ticino Alps.

All data in real time:

Endnutzer haben Zugang zu allen nötigen Informationen, um proaktiv und wirkungsvoll seine Energiebilanz zu verbessern.

Fully transparent:

using our app, end users also gain insight into their individual electricity consumption, their electricity mix, their carbon footprint and their costs.

Full data security:

All end users receive their own cloud solution to store and process their data. The individual clouds form an intelligent swarm. The two-way exchange of data is anonymised.


your customers make a sustainable contribution to the climate and thus to a clean future.

Energy efficiency:

end users automatically protect the environment while economising on electricity and money.

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Our Product-Portfolio

The products of aliunid can be easily integrated into your existing infrastructure. Our solution measures and analyses the energy flows in your distribution network. This is how you reconcile energy procurement and sales in real time. You get to know your systems and customers in a new way and can offer real-time electricity products.

In other words: you work with a secure, decentralised Swiss real-time IoT system that allows you to aggregate data from different metering systems and measure, analyse and use.

aliunid HOME

Real-time data on individual power consumption, power mix, carbon footprint and costs – all in one app. For everybody.

aliunid GATEWAY

aliunid GATEWAY

The interface between electricity meter and smartphone – the box for fast and secure data transmission.

aliunid utility

aliunid UTILITY

The real-time portal for energy supply companies. Data from a wide variety of systems can be integrated. For real-time insight into the energy industry.

Hydropower Valais/Ticino

Hydropower Valais/Ticino
The flexible hydropower optimally complements the decentralized solar production. This guarantees the purchase of renewable energy at all times.

Solar power local

Solar power local
Whenever the sun shines, the customer can obtain local solar power.

Energy supply company (EVU)

Energy supply company (EVU)
The utility offers its customers full transparency about the origin of their electricity. Demand and supply of renewable energy are synchronized in real time.

Energy strategy 2050

Energiestrategie 2050
The real-time electricity product supports the expansion of local photovoltaics and even takes weather dependency into account. By supplementing local solar power with Swiss hydropower, a long-term contribution is made to the efficient and demand-oriented implementation of the energy strategy.

Electricity meter with sensor and gateway

Electricity meter with sensor and gateway
Consumption at the end customer is recorded in real time. This means that flexible hydropower can be produced with pinpoint accuracy to optimally supplement local solar power.

Real-time power product

By combining the GATEWAY with HOME and UTILITY, energy companies can offer the real-time electricity product. Through this product, consumers get the opportunity to purchase renewable energy in real time and improve their carbon footprint.

Energy in real time

To calculate the current Swiss electricity mix and the associated CO₂ emissions, we take into account current electricity production as well as electricity exchanges with neighboring countries. We obtain the corresponding data from ENTSO-E and Swissgrid.

The basis for the CO₂ emissions of the individual types of production is mostly the latest status report of the IPCC.

Swiss average energy mix

7 days average
30 days average
3 months average
0% Nuclear
0% Hydro
0% Solar
0% Hydro reservoir
0% Fossil
0% Other
0% Hydro pumped
0% Other renewable
0% Wind

CO₂ emissions of Swiss electricity

Based on domestic production and imports.

7 days average
30 days average
3 months average
70 g / kWh
0 g / kWh
> 140 g / kWh
0 - 50 gCO2/kWh
1/3 of the time the CO2 content was in this range in 2020
50 - 80 gCO2/kWh
1/3 of the time the CO2 content was in this range in 2020
> 80 gCO2/kWh
1/3 of the time the CO2 content was in this range in 2020


aliunid Energiestrategie 2050

Well positioned for the future of energy?

The groundwork for the way energy will be supplied in future is being laid now. It will be decentralised, digital and decarbonised, enabled through real-time data and the internet of things (IoT). The right competencies and good risk management are necessary in order to take advantage of these enormous opportunities. How ready is your utility for the Swiss Energy Strategy 2050?Take advantage of the ES2050 Check, aliunid’s consulting service.

What you can expect from the ES2050-CHECK

We conduct the ES2050-Check on your premises.

During the half-day workshop, the management team of your utility will be sensitized to the current, strategic need for action. The essential elements of the workshop agenda:

  • Site assessment by means of a benchmark of comparable, Swiss utilities
  • Knowledge transfer with insight into the breathing energy supply and the Swiss Internet of Things
  • Develop measuring concept for breathing in the local grid
  • Independent collection of real-time data at own smart meters

100% crediting of the costs ES2050-CHECK when using the aliunid solution later on


aliunid ES2050-CHECK
Vorteile für Sie als EVU

Advantages for you as a utility

Positioning for the future
Strategy check and benchmarking with comparable Swiss energy supply companies. Take advantage of Swiss Energy Strategy 2050 to successfully reposition your energy company.

Know-how Transfer and Network
Advanced training on cutting-edge Swiss IoT technology for energy companies and access to the aliunid community

Experience the added value of real-time data
Non-binding on-site testing of real-time data systems using the electricity meters of your choice.

Innovation in product development
Exclusive access to innovation in developing and marketing data-based end customer products.

Well positioned for the energy future?

Request more information
about the ES2050 check now.

About us

A strong network

Currently, around 20 energy suppliers, three large hydropower producers and a Swiss IoT developer represent an innovative and powerful business ecosystem. All the necessary practical expertise, systems and end-customer issues are available in the aliunid community to implement a breathing supply nationwide and progressively, together with the end customers. This requires expertise along the entire value chain, energy and the innovative capacity of different players in order to build the energy system of the future.

Support from the Swiss federal government, the EU and Leading Swiss universities

aliunid collaborates with leading Swiss research institutions in order to develop the breathing energy supply. These research projects are funded by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy and the European Horizon 2020 program. Aliunid collaborates with the company Appmodule, which is responsible for the software and hardware development. The Technology Fund of the Swiss Confederation guarantees for aliunid.

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The founders

Dr David Thiel and Professor Andreas Danuser founded aliunid as a start-up in 2018. Both founders have complementary – scientific, practical and entrepreneurial – experience. They are supported by a rapidly growing team of selected experts from the “old” and the “new” world.

Dr. David Thiel
Prof. Dr. Andreas Danuser

Join our Team! Open positions

A motivated team of 20 qualified employees work on the development of aliunid products. Become a part of our team and apply for one of our open positions:

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5001 Aarau