“Our investment in ads-tec Energy is the perfect strategic fit for our forward-looking positioning as a digital climate and energy company,” said Uwe Glock, Chairman of Bosch Thermotechnology. Bosch Thermotechnology will acquire a 39% stake in ads-tec Energy GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ads-tec Group, Nürtingen. The two companies will pool their activities in the market for electric storage systems and their management. “In cooperation with ads-tec Energy, we can offer comprehensive systems for local energy management in buildings and housing estates, thus making an important contribution to the energy transition. Our investment in ads-tec is the perfect strategic fit for our forward-looking positioning as a digital climate and energy company,” said Glock. Whereas Thomas Speidel, CEO of ads-tec, said: “By joining forces with Bosch, ads-tec will be able to push ahead with the successful development of decentralised, digital energy systems more effectively and on a much larger scale." Glock and Speidel see great potential for local electric energy management in cities and housing estates. Intelligent sector coupling is key to meeting the demands people make on the energy supply in their neighbourhoods. For companies operating in this sector it is important to position themselves as strong suppliers of integrated systems solutions and services. Sector coupling means that different forms of energy such as electricity, gas as well as heat and cold are connected and transformed using heat pumps, cogeneration units, fuel cells, photovoltaic systems and, going forward, increasingly also electromobility. A growing number of such products and solutions are developed also for private households, industrial enterprises, energy suppliers and infrastructure operators, with digitisation and intelligent management playing a critical role. In this context, the Internet of Things also becomes the Internet of Local Energy Supply.