Latest news on smart charging and the grid

Here you can read the latest news on MET3R and our analysis on cutting-edge smart charging and smart grid solutions.

MET3R Smart Charging App released to iOS and Android

25/03/2021

Our white label smart charging application for home and business use is available in the AppStore and Google Play.

Jedlik died 125 years ago

13/12/2020

Ányos (Anian) Jedlik, the Benedictine priest, physicist, linguist, inventor and rector of the Budapest Universtiy of Science died on this day 125 years ago.

ZenCharge joins the Urban Mobility Accelerator Batch in 2021

10/12/2020

Last Friday we participated at the Urban Mobility Accelerator's regional contest and pitched ZenCharge, our e-mobility focused demand response service that supports fleet operators and grid managers in managing distributed EV charging and associated problems.

ZenCharge won Urban Mobility KIC Prize

03/12/2020

MET3R ZenCharge won third prize at the Urban Mobility KIC competition in Budapest. We competed against a regional cohort of nine other startups, offering amazingly innovative solutions to problems arising in 21st century cities.

Unofficial Web Summit Best Startup Competition

02/12/2020

MET3R is exhibiting online at WebSummit 2020. Ping us in the app, drop us a line and vote for us in pynk's unofficial startup competition!

Best Perk at WebSummit

01/12/2020

Digital Ocean has a generous startup offering called Hatch. WebSummit alphas get enrolled automatically but any startup may apply. It comes complete with mentoring, webminars, a Slack community and this playlist.

Livable Future

21/10/2020

MET3R to deploy a protoype unit in the Livable Future Park, ELMU (Innogy) renewable energy and smart grid 'sandbox'.

Startup programs

23/09/2020

Got word via startus that OTP has a startup program. Interestingly, it seems to be targeted at Austrian startups. Not for us, really Also passed on Alchemist and Startup Autobahn.

MET3R joins forces with two universities to research frequency response with EVs

13/09/2020

We started working with the Obuda University (Budapest, Hungary) and TUKE (Kosice, Slovakia) to explore the potential of using EV batteries for frequency containment and restoration on two national markets, Hungary and Slovakia.

Rockstart Energy Selection Days

10/09/2020

Proud to make it to the last round of Rockstart, the Selection Days. Out of the 24 startups 10 will be selected. Every startup of the last cohort secured an investment round. Every. Single. One. Looking at houseboats to rent in Amsterdam... :D

Seed Round Investment

01/09/2020

HiVentures Venture Capital Fund invested another $100k at a valuation of 675k as per their standard seed round. The funds are to be spent on the ChargeHUB prototype which is being evaluated by a distribution system operator.

MET3R moves UP

28/08/2020

Met3r is moving home office to UP co–working. Great location, excellent conference & meeting rooms and best coffee in town!

MET3R Solar Carport in Budapest

31/07/2020

We are joining forces with the Budapest City Council to support the Hungarian capital's efforts in cutting greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector.

MVM Pilot

12/05/2020

The boardmeeting of MVM, one of the largest energy groups of Central and Eastern Europe greenlighted our pilot in co-operation with NKM-AH, the DSO, and Smart Future Lab, the external innovation arms of MVM group.

The Energy Starter

13/02/2020

Our application to Free Electrons this year was rejected but no hard feelings... Our friends at i-beta referred us automatically to Energy Starter!

Applied to Engie Reaktor 3

09/01/2020

Applicaiton sent to the Engie sponsored Reaktor 3. The Reaktor Program is an equity free acceleration program. Check it out.

Networked cars with High Mobility

12/12/2019

We are super excited to start developing the first domestic EV charging use case on high-mobility connected car platform. Their integrated API simplifies connection to BMWs, Mercedeses, Fords, Minis and another major manufacturer which I may not disclose at this point... ;-)

Grid friendly flexibility in the low voltage networks

04/12/2019

Engerati webinar on Grid friendly flexibility in the low voltage networks – learnings from the project leafs , broadcasting live on 04 Dec 2019 at 2:00 pm GMT.

MET3R becomes OCA member

02/12/2019

It is time for MET3R to become an Open Charge Alliance participant, so we can partake in the decision making process behind the OCPP and OSCP protocols.

MET3R at European Utility Week, Paris

11/11/2019

We are promoting ZenCharge our award-winning smart charging solution for utilities and grid operators at the Paris Utility Week.

Meet MET3R at WebSummit

02/11/2019

Exhibiting as an Alpha Startup on the WebSummit 2019.

Climate-KIC grant advances ZenCharge development

14/10/2019

MET3R ZenCharge, our turn-key demand response solution, has just won another 10.000 euro grant from the EU’s Climate-KIC accelerator program.

Victory at Climate-KIC demo day!

14/10/2019

Excellent news from the indefatigable Cintia Sipos of PANNON Pro Innovations: Our presenatation on the Climate-KIC demo day was received favorably and MET3R receives a 10k EUR grant for further development!

Smart Charging with focus on low-voltage networks

09/06/2019

In June we’ve started collaborating with NKM AH, the DSO-arm of MVM Group, Central Europe’s leading integrated energy company.

Pwnage at MVM Edison 2019

30/05/2019

MET3R ZenCharge won first prize at the Edison Light Up! startup competition, organized by MVM Group, one of the largest integrated energy groups in the CEE region, with an EBITDA figure reaching EUR 650 million.

MET3R ZenCharge press roundup

22/04/2019

We have had a couple of particularly intensive months behind us lately. Winning the Edison Innovation contest run by Hungary’s largest energy company, MVM Group, gave us a unique opportunity to showcase our solution to the wider public. As we flesh out the details of the pilot demonstration of ZenCharge with MVM behind the scenes, we also gave a series of interviews to various media outlets. This English article briefly summarizes our main messages (all other sources referred below are in Hungarian language).

ZenCharge at European Utility Week 2018

25/11/2018

Check out the ZenCharge product explainer animation here.

Exhibiting at the European Utility Week

06/11/2018

We are exhibiting at the EUW2018, together with the most promising startups in the energy and utility field and pitched our solutions at the Initiate! Startup stage to a crowd of investors, industry experts and potential commercial partners and clients.

Watts out there?

02/04/2018

Before we signed up to create MET3R we looked for an off the shelf solution. We researched the problem and as you probably guessed, we didn’t find what we wanted. Hence the birth of MET3R.

An average home wastes half of its electricity

02/04/2018

Safe, healthy and fulfilling life entirely depends upon electricity. And we consume a lot of it. In the EU, households are responsible for about the quarter of all energy consumption and a third of that comes from electricity. Residential electricity use went up by a fifth in the last 15 years and with the spread of electric cars, home automation gadgets, electric space and water heating and A/C and the myriad of devices we use, this trend is likely to accelerate in the future.