Strong energy data partnership targets business, residential and utility metering in Australia and internationally
ASX-listed company Simble Solutions (ASX:SIS) and Wattwatchers focus respective core skills to tackle home and commercial sectors in Australia and UK with all-in-one energy efficiency solution
MELBOURNE, October 23 – Building on five-plus years of strong collaboration in Australia’s increasingly competitive energy tech marketplace, Simble Solutions Ltd and Wattwatchers Digital Energy have upped the ante with a new targeted partnership announced today at All-Energy Australia.
Wattwatchers will offer their award-winning energy meters together with Simble’s real-time energy management solution to homes and businesses nation-wide, using data and remote control to help consumers save money, reduce consumption and cut carbon pollution.
In the United Kingdom (UK), where 53 million utility smart meters are scheduled to be rolled out by the end of 2024, Simble Solutions has partnered with leading energy service provider Utiligroup to access all energy data via the government-owned Data Communications Company (DCC) to develop the Virtual Analytics App, a consumer-facing energy management application that can be white-labelled for electricity and gas retailers. This ‘DCC app’ also works with Wattwatchers, independently of utilities and regulated energy markets, with real-time, highly-granular data providing enhanced performance for home and business consumers, readily downloadable to mobile devices.
Under a Reseller Agreement announced at All-Energy Australia today, Simble will be Wattwatchers’ preferred energy management supplier in Australia as well as for its expanding presence in the UK. In particular, Wattwatchers will own-brand Simble’s native apps – in IoS and Android versions, supported by the SimbleSense cloud platform and virtual analytics capabilities – for consumer-led energy management in homes and small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs).
This means that Wattwatchers, which traditionally has focused on devices and data streams for managing and controlling electricity in real-time through the cloud, will now bundle sophisticated end-user interfaces as a seamless extension of its offerings. Simble, meanwhile, will strategically double-down on its marketing efforts in the high-potential UK marketplace, providing consumer-facing software solutions for utility applications, and also for independent energy IoT devices.
Fadi Geha, Simble Founder and CEO, said the new Reseller Agreement would allow each of the partners to maximise their respective strengths, while avoiding duplication of sales and marketing efforts. ‘For Simble Solutions, it immediately gives us exposure to Wattwatchers’ accelerating growth in the Australian marketplace,’ said Geha. ‘This growth push includes selling direct to communities, consumers and electricians with data-driven energy management solutions targeting homes and small businesses, with Simble apps own-branded for Wattwatchers now being built into multi-year packages that include hardware, installation, communications and software. This is the Internet of Things for Energy at work, which is all about being intelligent, flexible, nimble and, above all, a focus on adding value for consumers.’
Gavin Dietz, CEO and Managing Director of Wattwatchers, said that the preferred partner model underpinning the Reseller Agreement with Simble recognised the rising level of competition in the energy tech space. ‘The logic for Simble and Wattwatchers to work together more closely just became ever more compelling,’ Dietz said. ‘Wattwatchers is strong on the hardware side, and Simble’s greatest strengths have always been its software applications, but consumers just want a one-stop solution that does everything they need. This deeper relationship between Wattwatchers and Simble means that we’ve sorted out the integration issues between us, in the background, and the end consumers just see a full service that supports them to manage electricity better, backed by the power of data, which is what they want. It’s the kind of partnership that everyone wants, one in which everyone can win.’
Simble and Wattwatchers are co-demonstrating their combined solutions at All-Energy Australia this week, October 23 and 24, in the new Energy Efficiency Expo trade show and conference (the Wattwatchers Digital Energy stand is F135).
About Simble Solutions
Simble Solutions (ASX:SIS) is an Australian software company focused on energy management and Internet of Things solutions. The Simble Energy Platform or ‘SimbleSense’ is an integrated hardware and real-time software solution that enables businesses to visualise, control and monetise their energy systems. The Company’s Software as a Service (SaaS) platform has Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities and empowers enterprises and consumers to remotely automate energy savings opportunities to reduce their energy bill. Simble operates in the SME and residential market and targets the distribution of its platform through channel partners. Simble has an international presence with offices in Sydney (Australia), London (UK) and Da Nang (Vietnam). More information at: www.simble.io & www.dccapp.co.uk
About Wattwatchers: Wattwatchers Digital Energy is an award-winning Australian technology company focused on devices, data and communications to make behind-the-meter energy management intelligent, connected, easy to install and operate, and cost-effective. Based in Sydney, Wattwatchers develops and markets ‘IoT for energy’ hardware + firmware + software solutions to accurately monitor, analyse and control electrical circuits in real-time through the cloud. The internationally-certified Wattwatchers product suite is highly flexible, crossing over for residential, commercial and industrial, and utility use cases; and works with an expanding choice of cloud platforms, software applications and consumer interfaces. More information at: www.wattwatchers.com.au
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