Kaluza expands to Australia and New Zealand

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Energy software platform Kaluza has announced its strategic expansion into Australia and New Zealand (ANZ).

With this expansion, Kaluza also announces the appointment of Conor Maher-McWilliams as Kaluza regional director in ANZ who will spearhead operations from Melbourne, a go-to destination for innovation and tech advancement. This comes following Maher-McWilliams’ successful leadership of Kaluza’s pioneering demand response programmes, including the world’s first and largest vehicle-to-grid deployment.

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Over the next 12 months, Kaluza says it will build a local team of energy solution experts, product leaders and software engineers to support activity in the region. The team will work closely with Kaluza customer AGL Energy to ensure the success of their joint venture “OVO Energy Australia” to accelerate the adoption of clean energy solutions across the country and develop new EV and solar propositions for AGL’s customers.

Kaluza is also expanding its managed charging program to New Zealand with partner Meridian Energy. Through this new service, Kaluza will manage the charging of Meridian’s customers’ EVs in response to their needs as well as market signals and pricing data.

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Kaluza CEO Scott Neuman said, “We are delighted to announce the launch of our new team in Australia. This new regional hub will strengthen collaboration on our joint venture with AGL Energy and new partnership with Meridian Energy, marking an important milestone for Kaluza’s global expansion. We look forward to this next phase of delivery that will unlock unique propositions around EVs and solar and accelerate the region’s transition towards renewable energy.”

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