(PRESS RELEASE) ROTTERDAM/ AMSTERDAM, 18-jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Eneco has acquired a minority interest in Energie in Huis, an Amsterdam-based company that improves the sustainability of existing homes. The companies also enter into a partnership that will give Eneco customers access to the products and services supplied by Energie in Huis, such as heat pumps, solar panels, insulation and financial advice.
Energie in Huis will continue its collaboration with housing corporations, consumer organisations and installation partners. By providing growth capital, Eneco aims to assist Energie in Huis in continuing to grow. Leonie Baneke, Head of Venturing at Eneco: “This investment in Energie in Huis is in line with our strategy of investing in new, innovative companies that help us to accelerate the energy transition.” The parties do not disclose any financial details regarding the transaction.
Energie in Huis offers a wide range of products and services aimed at saving and generating energy and making it more sustainable, for example in the form of central heating boiler alternatives. The company also provides advice regarding the financing of products. Energie aan Huis installs products such as heat pumps in collaboration with Eneco’s installation division as well as its own network of installation partners.
Niels Bartels, CEO of Energie in Huis: “Eneco is a leader in the area of sustainability and an investor as well as an attractive collaboration partner in areas such as smart energy solutions. Together we will be able to accelerate the process of making homes more sustainable.”
Hans Peters, Chief Customer Officer at Eneco: “Eneco aims to support everybody in the Netherlands in the transition to a sustainable, smarter and cleaner energy supply. Energie in Huis is a front runner in the market of sustainable solutions for existing homes. They excel in taking a personal approach and know how to remove the main obstacles for consumers. Together we have all the means necessary to make it easy and, above all, affordable for our customers to create an energy efficient home.”
About Energie in Huis
The mission of Energie in Huis is to remove obstacles to improving the sustainability of homes and keeping it affordable. Energie in Huis operates under its own label and, in collaboration with partners, under the name Suniverse. Energie in Huis has 40 employees and a nationwide network consisting of 25 installation companies. Energie in Huis has a licence from the AFM to act as a financing consultant and mediator.