UK-based Envisij and Australia's Wattwatchers are working together to help business energy consumers navigate the exciting but challenging ‘new energy’ era. Key energy system touchpoints include the rise of EVs, proliferating solar PV for homes and businesses, on-site storage, energy efficiency and load control - coupled with costly transition debacles like vexed ‘Smart Meter’ rollouts.
Darius Salgo, one of the 'new energy' sector's brightest young innovators, is joining Wattwatchers in a part-time business development role with a focus on Australian and international market opportunities. Darius has broad experience in distributed energy systems and energy markets, and is a co-founder of local energy trading start-up Nexergy.
Technology startups Future Grid and Wattwatchers have launched a joint project to bring pinpoint data analytics and visibility to electricity grids where little currently exists.
Melbourne-based energy technology leadership company GreenSync has struck a blow for Australian innovation and entrepreneurism with the launch of deX, the Decentralised Energy Exchange. Wattwatchers is proud to be one of 37 founding partners and supporters of deX, and we'll be making our solutions 'deX ready'.
While the Australian Prime Minister badgers energy retailers to give electricity consumers a better deal, Wattwatchers CEO Gavin Dietz anticipates a near future where Siri will help coordinate his home energy management. Get ready for the inevitable digital energy revolution that empowers consumers.
The Clean Energy Finance Corporation is investing $2 million in Wattwatchers to help expand production of its award-winning measurement device that helps consumers to better control their energy use and costs. This brings the Wattwatchers Series A capital raising to $4 million, following the April announcement of a $2 million investment by the Renewable Energy Venture Capital fund (REVC).
As the Prime Minister eyeballs energy retailers in Canberra on Wednesday (09/08/17) over sky-rocketing power bills, technology company Wattwatchers will offer energy retailers a way to meet the Prime Minister’s demands for lower bills. Wattwatchers is offering to give an energy retailer 50 free cutting-edge devices to track home energy use in real time – to help their customers to save money.
Buried in this month's Finkel Review blueprint for the future of energy in Australia is a powerful opportunity to make electricity more secure, cleaner and affordable. At page 146 the report says: 'For residential consumers, the key challenge is how to coordinate millions of solar panels, storage systems, load management devices and other technologies in a way that best utilises the multiple services they can provide to improve reliability and security, and reduce costs.'
It's got a grand title. 'Blueprint for the future: Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market'. Initial reaction to what's meant to be a groundbreaking report for Australia's crisis-ridden energy sector has been mixed, we think for good reason. Some of it is good, some so-so, some bad and some downright dirty (that's the political compromise bit that throws a major lifeline to coal-fired generation of electricity, even while verifying that renewables are the lower cost options for the future).
Wattwatchers is delighted to announce the appointment of David Pethick to the new role of Director of Business Development. David is Wattwatchers first Melbourne-based representative, expanding the energy technology company’s industry engagement and sales reach at an important point in its growth phase.
When Gavin Dietz's home oven stopped working - showing a 'Brownout error' - his Wattwatchers energy monitoring devices revealed a voltage problem with his electricity supply from the grid. Gavin reports: 'We have a 3-phase wired house, and while two of the phases were relatively normal one was wildly out, dropping to below 190 volts. I suspect that’s way off a safe level for the well-being of many appliances.'