The energypedia consult story

In 2005, Robert Heine in Bangladesh despaired of finding an Excel list. A colleague had actually entered the current monitoring data there and sent it to him, but the list was nowhere to be found. Neither in the mailbox nor in the digital document storage. Instead, umpteen outdated versions of the same list, which had accumulated over time and of which no one knew anymore why they existed...

Back in Germany, he developed the wiki platform energypedia.info as part of GIZ's Energising Development program to make knowledge and experiences from different project countries available to all colleagues. The wiki approach allows knowledge to be shared in a decentralized way and supports a more direct and faster exchange of information.

Robert started to wonder if monitoring could also be made easier with such a digital platform. He then developed a first simple monitoring tool, which quickly met with great demand: WebMo, our monitoring and collaboration tool was born. Finally, sending and merging different lists and data had come to an end!

After already founding the non-profit energypedia UG in 2011 to continue the knowledge platform independently, Robert Heine founded energypedia consult GmbH as its subsidiary in 2012.

 

Our experience

Our now eleven-person team consists of employees with expertise in monitoring and evaluation, energy access, knowledge management, communication, as well as IT and digitalization.

Over the past ten years, we have successfully supported numerous projects and organizations in their monitoring, knowledge management and communication, advised on various digitization approaches, and produced studies and other knowledge products in the field of energy access.

Coming from the sector ourselves, we understand our clients' needs and interests very well and speak the same language.

 

What is important to us

We are committed to a more social, just and green future. For us, treating customers, partners and employees with respect, honesty and fairness is paramount. As a subsidiary of the non-profit energypedia UG, we are always aware of our responsibility towards the environment. Therefore, our IT solutions run on CO2-neutral servers and we only buy environmentally friendly office supplies and used office equipment and devices. Within Germany we travel exclusively by train and if international flights are necessary, we compensate our CO2 emissions.

With our profit we support the platform www.energypedia.info and thereby promote the worldwide exchange around renewable energies. Furthermore, energypedia consult is an official supporter of the Principles for Digital Development and the Code of Good Practice.

 

Code of good practice
Principles for Digital Development