Simply Energy awards smart metering services to Landis+Gyr

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Landis+Gyr has entered into an exclusive agreement with energy retailer Simply Energy to provide smart metering services to more than 550,000 households across Australia.

The 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.

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 December 4.

“We are delighted to be partnering with Simply Energy to deliver an innovative platform that is designed for the future,” intelliHUB CEO Peter Birk said.

“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).

“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”.

Simply Energy CEO Carly Wishart said working with intelliHUB will help the company digitise its energy offering, “ultimately giving our customers greater control over how and when they use energy”.