Our thanks to Aust Tech Comp 2016 team

Wattwatchers thanks John O'Brien and the team who delivered the Australian Technologies Competition 2016 (ATC16) - in which we were delighted to take home the hotly-contested 'New Energy Award'. Picture at left shows Wattwatchers MD Gavin Dietz receiving our award from UK Department of International Trade energy specialist Dr. Mark Priest.

On the finals night of ATC16 it was announced that the competition will be back in a revised format in 2017, supported by Climate KIC Australia, with a born-again emphasis on clean energy/new energy and smart city solutions. (The ATC was previously the Australian Cleantech Competition and now looks to be rediscovering its roots in technology solutions for climate action.)

Congratulations to 'Aust Tech Company of the Year'

The Wattwatchers team was delighted to see the sought-after 'Australian Technology Company of the Year' award go to another energy saving solution, our new friends and potential cleantech collaborators at Melbourne-based Independent Products.

This innovative enterprise - which has a globally scalable technology to reduce energy consumption in air-conditioning split systems by recycling cool condensate - is led by founder and CEO Steven Heaton (pictured left with the Smart Cities Award and the ultimate award as well).

Meeting Steven and members of his team was one of the highlights of ATC16. Definitely a technology company to watch in Australia and internationally.

2nd generation WiFi in production

Wattwatchers' updated and improved WiFi devices are now in production and will be available for fast-turnaround delivery to trade customers from January 2017 onwards.

The 2nd generation WiFi units, which come in both 3-channel and 6-channel versions, feature stronger signal reception (12db+ improvement), extended 3-month+ internal logging and a range of other product enhancements.

Wattwatchers also will be holding expanded stocks of our in-demand 3G devices in both 3-channel and 6-channel versions for 2017 deliveries. 

Next up - Australian Utility Week, November 29-30

Wattwatchers MD Gavin Dietz will be presenting at Australian Utility Week in Sydney and we also will be exhibiting in the Start-up Zone, both on the first day, Tuesday, November 29th.

The Start-up Zone is for entrepreneurs and tech investors to showcase new transformational technology. 

Gavin is speaking at the lunch break on the Expo Floor at 1.10pm. His topic is: Providing real time data to consumers to reduce energy consumption.

The big line-up of speakers includes Wattwatchers partners Solar Analytics (founder and CEO Stefan Jarnason) and NNNCo (founder and CEO Rob Zagarella).