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Ampard Ltd

Economical control of distributed power plants is required for the energy transition. Ampard enables this by creating a virtual power plant.

  • Stage $1M in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Clean Technology
  • Location 8001 Zurich, ZH, Switzerland
  • Currency CHF
  • Founded March 2011
  • Employees 4
  • Website

Company Summary

The energy transition (Energiewende) supports continued growth of distributed generation like photovoltaics. The objective is to have this clean electricity at the right time and the right place. This is achieved by building expensive and time consuming infrastructure like cables and transformers. Ampard’s alternative is to systematically manage distributed generation, storage and loads and thus increase the value of existing infrastructure.


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    Simon Summermatter
    CEO, Co-Founder, Board member

    Simon is the business development and team building specialist with leadership experience in UK, F, D and A.
    He gained start-up experience from a successful IT spin- off from the University of St. Gallen. As senior consultant at Abegglen, a Swiss management consultancy, Simon supported several business development projects in the utility industry. Before co-founding Ampard, he led the business development at a subsidiary of Diethelm Keller Brand

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    Philipp Eisenring
    Executive Chairman, Co-Founder

    Philipp is the visionary and marketing specialist. He holds an excellent network with key players in the power systems market.
    As a consultant he led international high pace infrastructure and organization building projects. Since 2004 at ABB, Philipp held senior management roles in CH and abroad, such as the Integration responsible for an ABB acquired high-tech company in the Pacific region. Since 2008 he is heavily involved in energy manageme

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    Philippe Lautier
    CTO, PhD

    Philippe’s domain of expertise is technologies for the integration of renewable and alternative energy systems.
    He is a specialist of power conversion and controls. He has been developing solutions for battery energy storage, wind turbines and hybrid power generation. Along his international career he was leading R&D teams in small companies as well as in large corporations like ABB and Vestas Wind Systems, in France, Canada and Denmark.