Wattwatchers top 3 contender in national 'New Energy Award'
October 3, 2016: Homegrown 'IoT4energy' startup Wattwatchers has been named as one of three finalists for the New Energy Award of the 2016 Australian Technologies Competition (ATC16), having been selected from 11 semi-finalists in its category.
Judging to decide the winner of the New Energy Award will take place on Wednesday evening October 5 at a special Showcase event embedded into the All Energy Australia conference and trade show in Melbourne.
The category winner will then be eligible for the overall ATC16 title, which will be judged and announced in Sydney on November 2.
The other two finalists for the New Energy Award are tidal energy generation technology company Mako Turbines and mobile-and-modular solar farm group SunSHIFT.
New Energy is the largest of the eight award categories included in ATC16, with 11 out of a total of 38 semi-finalists competing in this section. The 38 semi-finalists were in turn selected from a total of 141 original nominations for ATC16.
Wattwatchers Managing Director Gavin Dietz said that his team were excited and grateful for the opportunity to be recognised among a great collection of Australian innovators.
'We thank the organisers, partners and sponsors, judges, and mentors who make the ATC happen each year. It's a great opportunity for Australian innovators to measure their technologies and their teams against their peers, and to gain national and international recognition.
'This year Wattwatchers has entered an exciting growth phase with 15,000 of our metering devices in the field and several important trial projects either under way or pending in Australia and a number of other countries including New Zealand, the US and Malaysia.'
Wattwatchers also a semi-finalist in the prestigious competition in 2012, when it was known as the Australian Cleantech Competition.
The official ATC media release announcing the 20 finalists across 8 categories is uploaded here.