Simply Energy Awards Smart Metering Services to Landis+Gyr
SYDNEY, Australia – 1st February 2018 – Landis+Gyr, a global leader in smart metering and smart grid solutions, announced that it has entered into an exclusive agreement with energy retailer Simply Energy to provide smart metering services to more than 550,000 households across Australia.
This partnership will be delivered through Landis+Gyr’s independent metering services subsidiary, intelliHUB. intelliHUB is Australia’s only independent, AEMO-accredited metering service provider for energy retailers. Offering end-to-end smart metering, as a service, intelliHUB creates services packages tailored specifically to individual retailer needs. Such packages can include applications and software, communication, network management and metering devices.
This deal marks an important next step in intelliHUB’s strategy to be the leading provider of metering and allied services under the Power of Choice legislation, which came into effect on 4 December 2017.
Peter Birk, CEO of intelliHUB said, “We are delighted to be partnering with Simply Energy to deliver an innovative platform that is designed for the future. With intelliHUB, Simply Energy will be able to take advantage of emerging technologies such as consumer and grid analytics and smart load control as customers demand greater control over their energy consumption.”
“Smart meters provide the all-important ‘backbone’ for smart cities and all that is possible with the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT),” continued Birk. “Ultimately, metering services providers like intelliHUB can bring such opportunities to retailers and energy consumers in a way that is scalable, cost effective and timed to suit customer needs as they evolve”.
Carly Wishart, CEO of Simply Energy said, “In appointing an independent metering services provider, we wanted a company that has a strong, Australian presence but also the ability to leverage innovative energy technology and experience from around the world. Backed by Landis+Gyr, intelliHUB offers exactly that.”
Wishart added, “At Simply Energy, we are committed to providing efficient energy solutions to our customers. By working with intelliHUB, it will help enable us digitise our energy offering, ultimately giving our customers greater control over how and when they use energy.”
Landis+Gyr is a market leader for metering solutions in Australia with over 2.5 million meters installed across Australia and New Zealand. intelliHUB was established in 2014, in response to reforms in Australia’s energy market and its expansion to provide independent service providers to manage metering services on behalf of energy retail companies.
Landis+Gyr is the leading global provider of integrated energy management solutions for the utility sector. Offering one of the broadest portfolios of products and services to address complex industry challenges, the company delivers comprehensive solutions for the foundation of a smarter grid, including smart metering, distribution network sensing and automation tools, load control, analytics and energy storage. Landis+Gyr operates in over 30 countries across five continents. With sales of approximately USD 1.7 billion, the company employs c. 6,000 people with the sole mission of helping the world manage energy better. More information is available at www.landisgyr.com.
About Simply Energy
The retail arm of ENGIE in Australia, Simply Energy provides affordable energy solutions to more than 660,000 customer accounts in Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory and Queensland. In addition to providing Australians with affordable energy, Simply Energy helps customers to identify simple, smart ways to manage their energy usage.
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