Landis+Gyr’s EV Charging Business Picks Up Speed with Software Contract in New Zealand
Meridian Energy will deploy the OCEAN Charge Point Management System for the management and monetization of their public charging network across the country.
Cham, Switzerland – June 7, 2022 – Etrel, a Landis+Gyr (SIX: LAND) company providing integrated e-mobility solutions, and Meridian Energy, New Zealand's largest electricity generator, signed an agreement to adopt the Etrel OCEAN Charge Point Management System for the management and monetization of Meridian's public charging network across the country.
Etrel provides integrated EV charging solutions that support the deployment of electric vehicles by focusing primarily on charging technology for powering electric vehicles with green energy sources. Therefore, the selection of Etrel was a perfect match for Meridian, which generates electricity entirely from renewable sources – wind, water and sun.
Meridian's utmost priority is to ensure that its users have a smooth transition and experience using its EV charging network. OCEAN's white-label app will help them increase customer intimacy and build brand awareness while providing an outstanding charging experience. On top of this, OCEAN's extensive integration capabilities will allow Meridian to connect today's service offering with its EV charging service, making it easier for its private and business customers to switch to electric vehicles.
Tim Calder, Emerging Markets and Innovation Lead at Meridian is excited by the opportunity of working with Etrel to bring this software to the New Zealand market: "We know driving electric vehicles is not only great for the environment but also a great experience and we want to make sure that using our EV charging network is no different. Partnering with Etrel means EV drivers using our charging network will be well supported and get that great experience especially across key moments like signing up, finding and using a charger and making payment”.
"We are proud to support Meridian's ambitious EV charging network rollout and help reach New Zealand's energy transition objectives", said Rok Poteko, Head of Software Sales at Etrel. "People are at the core of our e-mobility solutions – from the EV drivers who use our white-label app to our partners who manage their customers' journey in the back-end system. We will enable Meridian to provide a seamless EV charging experience."
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Landis+Gyr is a leading global provider of integrated energy management solutions. We measure and analyze energy utilization to generate empowering analytics for smart grid and infrastructure management, enabling utilities and consumers to reduce energy consumption. Our innovative and proven portfolio of software, services and intelligent sensor technology is a key driver to decarbonize the grid. Having avoided more than 9 million tons of CO2 in FY 2021 and committed to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030, Landis+Gyr manages energy better – since 1896. With sales of USD 1.5 billion in FY 2021, Landis+Gyr employs around 6,500 talented people across five continents. For more information, please visit our website www.landisgyr.com.
Etrel, a Landis+Gyr company, is a provider of integrated e-mobility solutions, pioneering INCH interactive charging for electric vehicles, and OCEAN, a comprehensive software platform for EV charging network management. Etrel’s innovative and sustainable charging solutions help accelerate electric mobility in over 40 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit our website www.etrel.com.
About Meridian Energy
As New Zealand’s largest 100% renewable energy generator, and as a retailer, Meridian cares about sustainability and the future of our planet. Meridian is focused on sustainability, which is why the company has adopted the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Meridian is also listed as one of only three New Zealand companies on the Dow Jones Asia-Pacific Sustainability Index. Meridian and its subsidiary Powershop retail electricity to more than 360,000 connections – homes, farms and businesses throughout New Zealand. Meridian owns and operates seven hydro stations and five wind farms in New Zealand. Meridian’s purpose is to deliver clean energy for a fairer and healthier world. https://www.meridianenergy.co.nz/