E.ON manager goes to sonnen

Jean-Baptiste Cornefert moves from E.on to new Managing Director of sonnen eService. Image: sonnen GmbH

Jean-Baptiste Cornefert is the new Managing Director of sonnen eServices. Prior to that, he was responsible for the Virtual Power Plant & Renewable Marketing business unit at E.on.

From 18 September, Jean-Baptiste Cornefert will take over the management of sonnen eServices. There he will be responsible for the expansion of the sun-community as well as the development of new electricity services based on the networking of clean and decentralized energy sources.

The sonnen group is the world's largest manufacturer of electricity storage and is one of the fastest growing companies in Germany. In the ranking of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), sonnen GmbH is one of the top 50 Smartest Companies 2016 in addition to Amazon, Facebook and Tesla. Among the investors of the Allgäu company counts US technology group General Electric. The sun community is an on-line network based on the blockchain idea for sharing self-generated electricity. Worldwide more than 100,000 people are already providing energy.

Cornefert will support the sonnen group on its way to the energy supply of the future and work towards the fact that private households can benefit even more from the new possibilities of a decentralized and digitized energy market.

Cornefert began his career with E.on as a trainee. After his career in trading, sales and strategy development, he joined the new business unit for virtual power plants in 2012 as sales manager. Since September 2014 he has been acting as a business unit manager and has integrated direct marketing.

"The changes in the energy market are so profound that we need a completely new approach to energy supply. The focus is on the customer, both as a producer and as a consumer. This is where the concept starts from the sun and I am very happy to be able to shape it in the future ", says Cornefert.

Sonnen eServices GmbH is part of the sunshine group. It is the operator of the sun-community and is responsible for the development of new business models resulting from the transformation of the energy market. See more under


2017-08-01 Source: sonnen GmbH | © EEM Energy & Environment Media GmbH

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