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Discover how NT doing much more than dreaming a renewable energy future

Discover how NT doing much more than dreaming a renewable energy future

On My Watts: Murray Hogarth Last night I came home to Sydney from a unique energy future imagining and ideating experience in Alice Springs, the Northern Territory town in the arid zone heart of Australia. This morning, I woke up still inspired enough to blog immediately. Dozens of energy innovators from around Australia flew into […]

Wattwatchers adds rich menu of capabilities for energy services

Wattwatchers adds rich menu of capabilities for energy services

James Clements: Commercial & Industrial Business Lead*   We’re rapidly moving into a new era where advances in data, analytics and communications will make energy systems around the world more connected, intelligent, efficient, reliable and sustainable. The good news is that energy users – and that’s most of us – will be more engaged and […]

Our CEO shares how solar saves money and makes him happier. Fair dinkum!

Our CEO shares how solar saves money and makes him happier. Fair dinkum!

Populist sloganeering to promote coal-fired generation is morphing into a people-power-meets-clean-energy movement in real-time, led by a billionaire technologist. Here’s a personal take on it, posted for … Gavin Dietz*: Connected Home Guy   I am a fair dinkum Australian. I come from Brisbane originally, one of the dodgy parts back in the day. I’ve […]

CEFC stake in Wattwatchers a small piece of a big energy transition story

CEFC stake in Wattwatchers a small piece of a big energy transition story

The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC), one of the paramount institutions in Australia’s energy transition ecosystem, has just released its latest annual report covering the 2018 financial year. As beneficiaries of CEFC investment through the Clean Energy Innovation Fund, the Wattwatchers team salutes them. Wattwatchers also got a little mention in the annual report, which […]

Esther Lee joins Wattwatchers as Director of Finance

Esther Lee joins Wattwatchers as Director of Finance

The Wattwatchers team has been boosted with the appointment of a full-time Director of Finance, Esther Lee, who brings with her a diverse background in technology hardware, software and music industry roles. Esther has extensive technology finance experience, most recently as Acting Asia Pacific Finance Director for Lexmark  International Asia Pacific  for about a year managing FP&A […]

EV-world is revving up to electrically unite our homes, vehicles and workplaces

EV-world is revving up to electrically unite our homes, vehicles and workplaces

On My Watts: Murray Hogarth You can feel the emergence of electric vehicles in Australia starting to rev up, though you can’t hear it because the dang things are so powerfully quiet. I know the electric vehicle revolution has been long heralded and persistently elusive, but this time a number of EV ducks are lining […]

Move on from ad hoc pilot merry-go-round and ‘get with’ the energy transition program

Move on from ad hoc pilot merry-go-round and ‘get with’ the energy transition program

On My Watts: Murray Hogarth* The weekend straight after the annual All-Energy Australia exhibition and conference is always a great time to reflect: How are we tracking for the energy transition in Australia? Who’s in the tent and who’s out in the cold? What’s hot, and what do we need to to look out for […]

energyOS adds controlled load clout to Wattwatchers energy data hub

energyOS adds controlled load clout to Wattwatchers energy data hub

COMPANY ANNOUNCEMENT: Wattwatchers & energyOS ‘The future of energy is dynamic, demand-driven and distributed. It requires brilliantly orchestrated control.’ – So says energyOS, a new Wattwatchers software partner with extensive experience in taking site-level and fleet management of electricity into the fast-evolving residential energy market. While energyOS is a new face on the ‘new energy’ […]

Wattwatchers on new APAC 25 list of attention-catching cleantechs

Wattwatchers on new APAC 25 list of attention-catching cleantechs

Cleantech Group has named Wattwatchers Digital Energy in its inaugural APAC 25 list of up-and-coming ‘sustainable innovation’ companies from the Asia Pacific region, which was officially released in Singapore on September 21, 2018. Our team at Wattwatchers is especially delighted because the new APAC 25 list is constructed through an independent process at arms length […]

The reactionary politics of energy don’t even pass the kindergarten test

PERSPECTIVE: DARIUS SALGO* Some of our political leaders seem to have forgotten the fundamentals of the water cycle from day one of Kindergarten. Cause and effect drives climate and our energy system is inextricably linked to it. Just this week, new national energy minister Angus Taylor published an opinion piece in the Australian Financial Review, […]

How to reinvigorate home energy efficiency by unveiling its true value

How to reinvigorate home energy efficiency by unveiling its true value

Murray Hogarth: On My Watts This post is three stories, but they all add up to one argument to make homes ‘energy smart ready’. There’s a meaty family anecdote, a serious national socio-economic opportunity, and a recipe for technology-enabled change. The unifying theme is energy efficiency and how its value for people, households and the […]

Real-time data meets gamification to take smart energy into the classroom

Real-time data meets gamification to take smart energy into the classroom

When Queensland-based Solar Schools wanted to fire up its internationally-recognised Green Galaxies educational app, it needed real-time energy data to deliver a compelling internet experience that could engage even the most tech-savvy school children. That led Solar Schools to a growing relationship with NSW-based Wattwatchers, the digital energy company specialising in monitoring and controlling electricity […]

Wattwatchers behind-the-scenes in exciting ‘printed solar’ commercial demo

Wattwatchers behind-the-scenes in exciting ‘printed solar’ commercial demo

Wattwatchers congratulates the University of Newcastle (UON), its Centre for Organic Electronics (COE) and industry partner CHEP Australia on their recently installed ‘printed solar technology’ commercial-scale demonstration. One of the most rewarding things for the Wattwatchers team is seeing our cutting-edge energy management solutions being deployed in support of world-leading clean energy research and innovation. […]

Wattwatchers plugin now available on Reekoh IoT integration platform

Wattwatchers plugin now available on Reekoh IoT integration platform

‘Fast’ defines our budding all-Australian technology collaboration between Wattwatchers, in the digital energy space, and Internet of Things (IoT) integrator Reekoh. The objective of this new partnership, formally announced at the end of August 2018, is fast customer solutions for smart energy and asset management in the built environment. The mutual value case for Wattwatchers […]

Tech role in Byron Bay microgrid pilot with Enova and Essential

Tech role in Byron Bay microgrid pilot with Enova and Essential

Wattwatchers’ solutions for monitoring and controlling electrical circuits in real-time through the cloud have been included in a community microgrid pilot project at Byron Bay, in far northern NSW. The project, at the Byron Bay Arts & Industry Estate, is being led by the community-owned energy retailer Enova Energy in collaboration with the network business […]

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