Nano Energies is a Czech power company that has been operating on the market since 2008. It trades electricity efficiently and sustainably, bringing more freedom to companies and ordinary users. Nano Energies' business is built on two pillars - the first of these pillars is the Digital Energy Services division, which helps to optimize the consumption and production of electricity for clients with energy flexibility. The second pillar is Nano Green, which is the first supplier of 100% renewable electricity to businesses and households across the country. Nano Energies' mission is to support environmentally friendly electricity generation, energy self-sufficiency and businesses that choose to reduce their carbon footprint.
WE'RE CREATING THE FUTURE NOW
When Nano Energies was founded, we were dreamers. Back then, no one was even thinking about sustainable energy, or decentralized energy. It was all in the realm of visionaries and dreams of the future. But we worked hard on our visions and today we're ready. Today, Nano Energies is a leading technology company in the energy sector. Our two divisions, DES and Nano Green, are bringing to life ideas that were conceived 15 years ago, and if you're looking for a modern, innovative technology company in the energy sector, you've found it. Today, they're no longer dreams. Our plans are even bolder today and it's great to know that we have the necessary skills and now the market position to make our vision a reality.
ETHICAL, DIGITAL AND DECENTRALISED
THIS IS OUR VISION OF SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FOR THE FUTURE
DIGITAL ENERGY SERVICES
WE CREATE NEW MODELS OF HOW THE ENERGY SYSTEM WORKS
BREAKING THE STATUS QUO
WE ARE THE CREATORS OF CUTTING EDGE ENERGY. WE CREATE TRENDS!
WE'RE CHANGING THE RULES OF GAME
Nano Energies is an ideal space in which to explore new models for the operation of the energy system and, at the same time, new business models. A business that not only benefits us, but contributes to the wider development of society.
DES (Digital Energy Services) is today a major player in the field of energy flexibility, which is increasingly becoming more prominent in all future scenarios of energy development. As pioneers of flexibility aggregation, we are changing the rules of the game - combining resources, turning them into virtual units and building a data platform to manage energy production and consumption more efficiently.
INTELLIGENCE AND INNOVATION
YOU WILL FIND A DIVERSE MIX OF PEOPLE WHO WANT TO INNOVATE AND CREATE TRENDS
At DES, we teach companies to use electricity when it is cheap and to produce it when it is expensive. We optimize electricity consumption and production for clients with energy flexibility. In doing so, we maximize their revenues and reduce their energy costs. We are creating completely new energy usage models and working on technologies that will help maximize flexibility and decentralization. If the energy of the future is being created anywhere, it's with us.
DYNAMICS OF GROWTH
You'll find experienced professionals who joined Nano Energies because what we do makes sense to them. Alongside them, you'll meet people with huge potential who are finding unique opportunities to grow in a field that is changing very dynamically today. The combination of enormous know-how and the appetite for growth creates the value of the company and drives our growth. We dare to say that we have a high concentration of smart people who guarantee that we develop quickly and, above all, in the right direction.
If you walk around the offices, you will mostly meet people who are constantly discussing something and looking for solutions to very complex issues that no one has solved before. The important thing is that it doesn't just stay with discussions, but we are able to implement ideas very quickly.
Purpose and profit in balance
WE DECIDED WE WANT TO BUILD A BETTER FUTURE. SO WE MEASURE SUCCESS NOT ONLY IN PROFIT, BUT ALSO IN THE POSITIVE IMPACT AND THE LEVEL OF RESPECT WE CAN SHOW TO OUR SURROUNDINGS.
CULTURE OF FAIRNESS AND COOPERATION
A COMPANY MADE UP OF PEOPLE
Many of us spend our entire lives searching for genuineness and believability from within. The moment we realize this is the moment things become simpler. Intentions that are hidden beneath the surface usually fail to work. Too much ambition destroys the creative process. If a painter were to say, “I will make a painting that I shall sell for this and this much tomorrow”, it is quite likely that they would fail to ever make that painting. Building a good company means going through a similar process of creation. We want to build Nano on genuine and believable intentions. We don't have values defined on the walls or in brochures, there is no need to, because we all live them. The key is that we behave fairly, transparently and correctly. We believe in the same future. A future where people support and inspire each other.
If a culture of trust has been established within a team, you can freely put any question on the table and openly discuss it. When we feel that something isn’t entirely working for us, we address the problem immediately. We debate and look for solutions until we reach a consensus. That’s how we avoid having to deal with “what if’s
The Future Platform
We have a clear course set. We are delighted that in a challenging environment like the energy industry we have not only succeeded, but maintained our identity, philosophy and vision. Our annual turnover has exceeded three billion crowns, we are based in one of the most beautiful office buildings in Prague and in a location that is symbolic for Nano. At DRN on Národní třída, we continue the values of the people who chose this place in 1989 for freedom and democracy. All parts of Nano Energies now have a clear identity and direction and are interconnected in one specific purpose – to create a platform for development, collaboration and innovation. Right now, our world is changing and we want to contribute to a better future.
RESPONSIBILITY IS ESSENTIAL
RESPONSIBILITY IS A KEY CHARACTERISTIC OF ALL OF US INVOLVED IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF NANO ENERGIES
AUTONOMY AND SELF-ORGANISATION
Our philosophies and visions are well-known because we talk about them all the time and develop the entire company and our product portfolio according to them. It is everyone's responsibility to be in line with this philosophy. It is everyone's responsibility to deliver the results we promise. To deliver what we set out to deliver, to keep what we promised. It is the responsibility of each of us to have people within the company who develop the company and are passionate about our vision.
Accountability is the essence of our culture. From our responsibility to our planet, to the next generation, to the colleagues we promised to help with a project, to the product we committed to bring to market.
You will find us at one of the best addresses in Prague, on the sixth floor of the unique DRN on Národní třída. The house itself is an architectural unique and our offices represent all that is Nano. Innovation, green energy, collaboration, detail and the future. Since it is really hard to park around, it is ideal to come to us on foot or by bike.
I find Nano very interesting in its philosophy. Approach nature with respect and be conscious. Suddenly I'm focused on how much waste I produce and how much energy I use. I really appreciate the fact that the company lives by that philosophy at the same time. We have electric cars and we create products to help customers save energy.
We build all parts of the company to complement and support each other. After all, synergies are the common denominator in everything we do – because when we work together, we have much more power to change things. And this doesn't just apply to collaboration between companies in the energy market, but also between individuals within Nano, where we're always thinking about how different decisions ultimately affect everything we do.
You'll find in us, alongside vision and bold plans, reason, common sense and very logical thinking about everything we do.
Fair Towards the Planet
We believe in trust, sustainability, meaningfulness and fairness. The idea of renewables and peer-to-peer power sharing connects everything we do and binds us together. We run our own business with respect for natural resources, and it is natural for us to help our corporate clients on their journey towards sustainable business. We know how to find the intersection between sustainability and financial return.
Nano Energies is built on the philosophy of decentralization of power, we want favorable conditions in all spheres of life for every individual. We do not want to promote consumerism, overproduction and consumption that leads to the destruction of our environment and the values we believe in at Nano. People for whom overlap is one of the benefits will feel comfortable with us. People for whom social responsibility is important, believe in change and are willing to actively contribute to it.
Cutting Edge Energy
TODAY'S ENERGY INDUSTRY IS ON THE THRESHOLD OF A TRANSFORMATION THAT IS DEFINED MAINLY BY THE APPROACH TO ENERGY AS SUCH, AND RIGHT BEHIND THAT IS THE IMPLEMENTATION OF INNOVATIONS AND TECHNOLOGIES. WE ARE THERE!
WE WANT TO DIGITIZE ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION AND HELP IN THE EXPANSION OF RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES
MOVING TOWARDS SMART CONSUMPTION
Nano Green is the first and only supplier in the Czech Republic to supply its customers, households and businesses, with 100% green electricity, which we obtain exclusively from small local hydro, wind, solar and biogas power plants. However, in today's global energy crisis, it is proving that just supplying green energy is not enough, but we must help our customers to be smart with their resources and help them save. At the moment, we are focused on developing technology that will be able to provide such tools to our customers. Our vision has thus expanded from a green electricity supplier to a technology company that develops and delivers smart consumption and, in the future, electricity storage tools to the market.
S9Y STARTUP MINDSET
S9Y, a technology firm, joined Nano Green in 2022 to deliver technology products to fulfill the company's vision. Honza Hicl and David Brožík of SY9 bring a fast startup mindset to Nano Green, aiming to develop, test and implement new technology tools quickly.
This part of Nano Energies has shifted to fast and flexible development of cutting-edge technological approaches to the energy and consumption industry. While the rest of the company is focused on pushing that traditional energy business, we are focused on finding completely new, and as yet non-existent, concepts and approaches.
We at S9Y have always been focused on sustainability, ecology and fighting climate change. We even have a full-timeresearcher to do regular research on where ecology is going globally. Then Petr Rokusek came along and offered us the opportunity to jump into something already worked and started, which is in line with our philosophy and where we can contribute with our approach and experience. We did not hesitate.
Petr Rokůsek: the connection of technology & nature has always fascinated me
I felt drawn to the link that exists between technology and nature ever since I was a little kid, walking to the bus stop every day on my way to school, thinking about what I’d like to do when I grow up. Thanks to Nano Energies, I've finally fulfilled this childhood dream. One of Nano’s most fundamental endeavours is to deal with obsolescence in the energy sector and its failure to respect nature. We try to come up with new models for using sources of energy, new models for entrepreneurship as well as collaboration. We're working on creating a good future for this sector, where the energy system will be as decentralized as possible and supportive of electricity sharing. We believe that nanotechnologies are the future for both generating and storing energy, and we want to be a part of this future. Aside from this, we also believe that entrepreneurship does not only have to be about making a profit, but that it can bring value to society as a whole. We're certain that the current market setup cannot be sustained much longer. The same goes for an unsustainable boom of green energy and micro-producers. Great changes are ahead and we want to be the first to try them.
We talked to Petr Rokůsek about the Nano Energies vision
We ask the crucial questions
We talked to Petr Rokůsek about the Nano Energies vision and the future of a world independent from centralized regulations and the rule of the strongest, based on opportunities and synergies of anyone who wants to be part of certain fields. We should all be asking ourselves the questions Petr asks in the interview, as it is the only way to find answers that can help us succeed in the future.