- Welcome to Gentrack
Welcome to Gentrack - a developer and provider of specialist software solutions for energy, water and airport utilities.
- Who is Gentrack?
Gentrack has an extensive history of developing, implementing and supporting its 'best of breed' software for energy, water and airport utilities around the world. Find out more here.
- Gentrack Executive
Meet Gentrack's Executive Team - John Clifford, Leigh Warren and James Docking.
- Company History
Find out more about Gentrack's history.
- Eco i.t.
Find out about our Eco i.t. programme and how we are reducing the environmental footprint of our business.
- Work for Us
Find out about working at Gentrack.
- Contact Us
Contact details for Gentrack's global head office in Auckland, New Zealand and local support offices in Melbourne, Brisbane, London, Manchester and Orlando, Florida.
- Enquiry Form
Want to know more about the Gentrack company and software solutions? Fill in our enquiry form for more information.
An overview of Gentrack's business partners.
- Site Map
- Energy Utilities
Gentrack has proven billing and CRM software solutions to support retail, distribution and integrated utility businesses in regulated and deregulated energy markets. Find out more here.
- Water Utilities
Powerful customer centric software solutions supporting water conservation efforts and customer management activities for water retailers.
- Heating Schemes
Find out more about Gentrack's tools for managing district heating, cooling and energy schemes.
A complete suite of airport information system software including AODB, FIDS, RMS, CUPPS and more.
- Gentrack Velocity
Billing, CRM, MDMS and revenue assurance software for energy and water utilities.
An off-the-shelf billing, CRM and collections solution for small and start-up utilities.
Specialist meter data management software to support Advanced Metering (AMI) and Advanced Meter Reading (AMR).
- Gentrack Services
Professional Services - offering energy and water market expertise.
- Business Consulting
Gentrack's Business Analysts have the skills to support business efficiency reviews, business process reengineering and more.
- Project Services
Project Management, Solution Scoping, Discovery and Design and more.
- Industry Consulting
Industry Consulting services for energy and water markets.
- Recent News
- Gentrack ready to support NSW energy market transformation
Gentrack is counting on its past experience in the privatisation of Utility assets in Australia and New Zealand to provide support to the NSW energy industry.
- Gentrack Launches Settlements and Submissions Solution for Energy Utilities
Gentrack announces the release of its new Gentrack Velocity Market Settlements and Submissions solution for energy utilities.
- Gentrack: Building smarter communities with specialist CRM tools for energy utilities
Find out how Gentrack's specialist CRM software is supporting smart grid initiatives.
- Bradley International Airport upgrades to latest 20/20 Flight Display System from Gentrack
Gentrack announced today the successful deployment of its latest 20/20 Multi-User Flight Information System (MUFIDS) and Airport Operational Database (AODB) at Bradley International Airport.
- Australian Water Utilities invest in Gentrack Software
Gentrack has continued to take a lead in reforming water industries across Australia with reforms in Tasmania and Queensland resulting in a renewed level of demand for specialist water billing and CRM software such as Gentrack Velocity...
- Melbourne Airport increases operational efficiency with latest 20/20 software from Gentrack
Gentrack announces that its latest Resource Management System is now live at Melbourne Airport - including extended functionality for check-in desk and baggage belt allocation.
- Gentrack Velocity to bill United Water customers in Auckland Super City
Gentrack has been selected to deploy its specialist water billing and CRM software to Auckland based water company United Water.
- Westpower deploys latest network billing software from Gentrack
Gentrack has successfully deployed its specialist Gentrack Velocity solution to Greymouth based electricity distribution business, Westpower.
- Gentrack Readies Aurora Energy for Next Stage of Energy Retail Contestability
Gentrack, a leading provider of billing, CRM and meter data management software for energy and water utilities announced today the successful completion of its ‘Tranche 5a’ project at Aurora Energy in Hobart, Tasmania.
- Powerco Wins Innovation Category at Deloitte Energy Awards
Powerco won the Gentrack sponsored innovation category at the 2011 Deloitte Energy Awards
- 20/20 extends its presence at Newark Liberty International Airport
Gentrack announces that its latest Resource Management System solution for ticket counters is now live at Newark Liberty International Airport. A new Wi-Fi 20/20 Mobile Operations solution has also been deployed.
- Gentrack to usher in next generation meter data management software with mDATA21
Gentrack has announced its plan to release the next generation of its meter data management software solution, mDATA21.
- TrustPower continues 20 Year partnership with Gentrack
TrustPower has renewed its contract with Gentrack, initiating a project to upgrade its core billing and customer information system to the new Gentrack Velocity platform.
- Hong Kong International Airport Selects 20/20 Aeronautical Billing
Gentrack, a leading provider of airport management solutions has announced the signing of a contract with the Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) to deploy its 20/20 Aeronautical Billing System to Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA).
- 20/20 Airport Operational Solutions Selected by Brisbane Airport
Gentrack, a leading provider of airport information systems, has commenced deployment of its world-class 20/20 Airport Operational Database at Brisbane Airport.
- Aéroports de Montréal Deploys Latest 20/20 Aeronautical Billing System from Gentrack
Gentrack is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed an upgrade of its 20/20 Aeronautical Billing system at Aéroports de Montréal (ADM).
- Brisbane Airport Deploying 20/20 Aeronautical Billing System from Gentrack
Gentrack, a global provider of airport management solutions, announced it has signed a new contract to deploy its leading aeronautical billing system to Brisbane Airport.
- Newark Liberty Airport Signs for 20/20 Flight Information Display System
Gentrack, a leading developer of airport management solutions, has commenced deployment of its latest generation 20/20 Flight Information Display System (FIDS) at Newark Liberty International Airport.
- Barwon Water Selects Gentrack Velocity Utility Billing and CRM
Gentrack, a leading provider of specialist software for water utilities, has been selected to deploy its specialist water billing and CRM software to Barwon Water, Victoria’s largest regional urban water corporation.
- Microsoft and Gentrack solutions significantly cut processing time – five million customers in 25 hours
A benchmark test conducted by Microsoft, Gentrack and Hewlett-Packard (HP) confirms that the combination of SQL Server 2008 R2 and Gentrack Velocity can significantly reduce the time it takes to conduct data intensive business processes.
- News Archives
Find Gentrack news items prior to 2010
- 2008 News Archives
Gentrack news items from 2008
- 2009 News Archives
Gentrack news items from 2009
- 2010 News Archives
Gentrack news items from 2010
- Gentrack marks solid year with move to new Global Headquarters
Gentrack prepares to relocate its head office in Auckland.
- Kansas City International Airport selects Airport 20/20 flight display system from Gentrack
Kansas City International Airport selects Airport 20/20 FIDS from Gentrack.
- Gentrack and Outpost Central integrate CRM and GPRS water monitoring solution
Gentrack announces partnership with Outpost Central to deliver an integrated CRM and GPRS water monitoring solution.
- Gentrack announces award for Excellence in Energy Innovation
Gentrack is proud to sponsor an award for Excellence in Energy Innovation.
- Finland's 25 Airports Counting on Airport 20/20's Aeronautical Billing System
Finavia deploys Gentrack's Airport 20/20 aeronautical billing solution.
- Energy Response selects Gentrack Velocity for Demand Response Billing
Gentrack announces contract to deliver its Gentrack Velocity software to Energy Response.
- North East Water celebrates 1 year with Gentrack Velocity
North East Water has celebrated one year since successfully completing an overhaul of its IT systems.
- Gentrack's Airport 20/20 BIDS takes flight at Newark Liberty International Airport
Newark Liberty International Airport goes live with Gentrack's Airport 20/20 baggage information display system.
- Gentrack launches new CRM software to support Smart Grid technologies
Gentrack announces its new Gentrack Velocity CRM application to support Smart Grid technologies.
- Dalkia deploys Gentrack Billing and CRM software solution in Ireland
Gentrack Velocity goes live at Dalkia, Ireland.
- Gentrack announces Broadband Billing and CRM platform for utilities
Gentrack launches broadband billing and CRM software capabilities.
- Gentrack Velocity billing deployed into the cloud
Gentrack announces the successful deployment of Gentrack Velocity billing platform in 'the cloud'.
- Gentrack's 20/20 Flight Display System goes live at Kansas City International Airport
Gentrack announces the successful deployment of its Multiple User Flight Information Display System (MUFIDS) and Airport Operational Database (AODB) at Kansas City International Airport.
- Gentrack Deploys Multi-Airport 20/20 Billing Solution in Pakistan
Gentrack announces the successful commissioning of its Airport 20/20 Aeronautical Billing System (ABS) for all 42 airports across Pakistan.
- Meridian Energy reinvests in Gentrack billing and CIS system
Gentrack, a leading developer of specialist utility billing and CIS software, announces a new contract to deploy its Gentrack Velocity software to Meridian Energy.
- Gentrack deploys Resource Simulation Solution at JFK International Airport
Gentrack announces that Terminal One at JFK International Airport in New York has gone live with its 20/20 Resource Operations Simulator (RMS SimOps).
- Gentrack's Docking sees Facebook-style channel for smart homes
James Docking speaks to Energy News on his vision for the future of smart homes and smart metering.
- New 20/20 Airport Management solutions for Christchurch International Airport
Gentrack announces that its 20/20 Resource Management (RMS) systems has now been successfully commissioned at Christchurch International Airport (CIAL).
- Gentrack deploys new Resource Management System at London City Airport
Gentrack announces the successful deployment of its 20/20 Resource Management System (RMS) at London City Airport.
- Gentrack software selected to support Tasmanian Water Reforms
Gentrack announces a contract to deploy its software to Onstream, the new common services corporation formed through the restructure of the Tasmanian water industry.
- Genesis Energy adopts Gentrack Time of Use Billing
Gentrack announces deployment of its Time of Use billing system at Genesis Energy, giving the utility one integrated system for billing all residential, SME and large commercial customers.
- Powershop wins Innovation Award sponsored by Gentrack
The world’s first online energy store, Powershop, has been presented with an Innovation Award at New Zealand’s inaugural Energy Excellence Awards, sponsored by Gentrack.
- North America's 'Friendliest Airport' upgrades 20/20 Flight Display System from Gentrack
Fort Wayne International Airport upgrades its 20/20 Flight Information Display System (FIDS) from Gentrack.
- Gentrack Energy Demand Billing System goes live at Energy Response
Gentrack announces the successful go live of its Energy Demand Billing system at Energy Response for New Zealand's Instantaneous Reserves market.
- Meridian retail prepares for back office cut-over
Meridian Energy prepares for go-live of new Gentrack Velocity billing and CRM software.
- Gentrack deploys 20/20 Aeronautical Billing Solution at JFK International Airport
Gentrack announces the deployment of its 20/20 Aeronautical Billing solution at Terminal One, JFK International Airport.
- $1.4m Technology R&D Grant Awarded to Gentrack
Gentrack has been awarded a $1.4m R&D grant under the Government’s Technology Development Grant programme. Find out more...
- Gentrack deploys mDATA21 at Horizon Power to Support Smart Grid Initiatives
Gentrack commences deployment of its specialist Meter Data Management system mDATA21 to Horizon Power in Western Australia.
- NZ Lines Companies upgrade to latest Gentrack Billing technology
Gentrack announces new contracts with Eastland Network and Westpower for upgrades to the latest version of Gentrack Velocity for Networks to support smart metering technologies.
- Gentrack Blog
Find Gentrack's industry whitepapers here.
- Success Stories
Read case studies from Gentrack customers including Genesis Energy, Vector, Horizon Power, North East Water and Red Energy.
- Case Study: Genesis Energy
New Zealand's largest energy retailer, Genesis Energy uses Gentrack Velocity to bill and manage over 600,000 electricity and gas customers. Find out more in this case study.
- Case Study: Genesis Energy Time-of-Use Project
Genesis Energy adopts Gentrack Velocity Time of Use Billing system. Find out more in this case study.
- Case Study: Horizon Power
‘A stunning success’ – Following disaggregation of the Western Australian electricity market, integrated energy company Horizon Power deploys the Gentrack Velocity customer information and billing system to support its 40,000 customers. Find out more in t
- Case Study: North East Water
North East Water upgrades to the latest version of the Gentrack Velocity water billing and CRM solution to transform the customer experience. Find out more in this case study.
- Case Study: Red Energy
Red Energy, one of Australia's fastest growing utility companies benefits from Gentrack's billing and customer management solutions. Find out more in this case study.
- Case Study: Vector Limited
Vector Limited, New Zealand's largest energy distributor implements the Gentrack Network Billing system. Find out more in this case study.
- Case Study: Origin Energy
Gentrack’s specialist Time of Use (TOU) billing and CIS system was chosen to bill all of Origin Energy’s time interval-billed C&I customers.
- 'No quick fix' for Eastern Australia's electricity market
Rising electricity costs are being addressed, but it will take some time to see results.
- 'UK best placed to deal with a resource-restrained world' - Carbon Trust study
According to a recent study by the Carbon Trust, 'the United Kingdom is best placed to deal with a resource-restrained world'.
- 2013 - trending big data and more
Gartner has forecasted some of 2013's trends - including big data, modern information infrastructure and infonomics.
- Addressing common criticisms of the smart grid
The SmartGrid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC) addresses common criticisms of the smart grid.
- Addressing construction challenges throughout global changes
The Australian government has addressed some of the challenges associated with building in the face of climate change.
- Addressing energy prices a priority for DECC
The prospect of lowering energy bills, while keeping UK citizens warm this winter is one the DECC would like to address.
- Addressing the concerns of smart meter data protection
Addressing the concerns of smart meter data protection is an important part of the rollout of smart meter technologies.
- Advanced metering infrastructure crucial to European smart grid market
New Frost & Sullivan research has highlighted that smart grids will play a crucial role in helping EU nations meet their renewable energy targets.
- Asia-Pacific smart meter growth is 'astonishing'
China is fuelling smart meter growth in the Asia-Pacific region, says IDC Energy Insights.
- At the fore of customer relationship management
According to Gartner, total global revenue from CRM software came to $18 billion in 2012, a 12.5 per cent increase on the previous year.
- Australia 'warmly welcomed' at World Future Energy Summit
Australian representatives were warmly welcomed at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, according to a statement issued by parliamentary secretary for foreign affairs Richard Marles.
- Australia and the US team up for clean, smart energy
Australian and US organisations are teaming up to encourage the use of renewable energy sources worldwide and in their countries.
- Australia joins global movement towards cleaner air
Australia joined the Climate and Clean Air Coalition in an effort to address global climate and health concerns.
- Australia makes waves with international water management standards
Australia has made an international contribution to water management software standards.
- Australia's services sector
The ICT industry is naturally a constantly evolving and expanding force in the world as technology continues to develop at a rapid rate.
- Australian government to fund important solar research project
Minister for resources and energy Martin Ferguson has announced funding for a new solar research project.
- Australian schools see the power of solar
Australian schools have learned a lot about energy consumption through the National Solar Schools Program.
- Australian Water Association on lookout for new CEO
The Australian Water Association is looking for a new chief executive, following the announcement that Tom Mollenkopf is standing down after six years.
- AWA highlights the importance of water efficiency
The Australian Water Association is urging utilities to continue with their water efficiency schemes.
- BEAMA: Smart meters have essential consumer benefits
The widespread smart meter rollout in the UK will provide plenty of future growth opportunities.
- Big data and big innovation
Big data is one of technology's trends with the potential to have a huge impact on the way businesses operate and utilise the information available to them.
- Buildings going green
In the coming years, the green building sector is set to grow with the worldwide market for green construction materials set to jump to over $254 billion in 2020.
- Business process management set to soar
Business process management suites (BPMS) are a set to experience a surge in sales as Gartner forecasts a large increase in spending from Australian organisations.
- Carbon pricing in the Asia-Pacific
South Korea is the latest in a string of nations to adopt such measures, planning to launch a greenhouse gas emissions scheme in approximately 18 months, capping 70 per cent of its emissions.
- Changes ahead for energy storage in Australia - report
A new report from the Clean Energy Council predicts some major transformations to the energy storage market over the next 15+ years.
- City dwellers making a concerted effort to save water - survey
Those living in the city are making a concerted effort to save water, according to results from a Newspoll survey.
- Clean energy investment decreased 11% in 2012, Bloomberg New Energy Finance reports
New investment in clean energy decreased by 11 per cent globally in 2012, according to data released by Bloomberg New Energy Finance yesterday (January 14) - but it's not all bad news.
- Clean energy investment falls in first quarter
Global clean energy investment fell in the first quarter of 2013 for a variety of reasons, however this is not yet cause for undue alarm.
- Clean energy support down in the US
While support for clean energy and renewable technologies is notably high on a global scale, a new set of figures from Navigant Research are of particular interest.
- Climate Change Authority to review greenhouse gas emissions caps
The Climate Change Authority is embarking on its first review of greenhouse gas emissions caps.
- Climate Commission advocates better energy management
The Climate Commission has called for 'smarter' energy grids.
- Climate Commission responds to recent media reports about global warming
Professor Will Steffen from the Climate Commission has responded to allegations that the earth is not warming.
- Cloud computing in Australian businesses
Businesses engaging in cloud computing are on the rise, however some companies are still not realising the benefits it can provide.
- Cloud computing moving forwards
The adoption of cloud computing is increasing worldwide as companies are cottoning on to the benefits of such technology.
- Cogeneration in the energy industry
Cogeneration and trigeneration are technologies that can play a role in better energy management throughout Australia.
- Communication breakdown - how to engage your audience
How to better communicate with your consumer base through the internet and social media.
- Consulting company highlights the importance of big data
Dialogue Consulting believes that big data will be more important than ever in this year's federal elections.
- Demand response in the commercial sector
Demand response strategies are forecast to experience an increased presence in the commercial sector in the coming years.
- Demand response's global outlook
Demand response (DR) programs are increasing in their popularity worldwide, as new regions begin to adopt the practice.
- Electric vehicles in energy management
One way in which companies can turn their energy management strategies green is through the implementation of a fleet of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs).
- Energy billing: Consumer awareness
Consumers should be wary of 'credit repair' agents charging them for a service they could get for free.
- Energy efficiency gaining traction
Responsible energy management and efficiency measures and technology are becoming increasingly important on the governmental and national levels.
- Energy efficiency top of agenda
Australia is increasing its focus on energy efficiency through international dialogue and use of technologies such as smart metering.
- Expansion for IT industry
The IT industry it set to grow globally as long as it can keep up with developments and innovations its field and of those it is involved with.
- Federal government can't go it alone on market transformation, says energy minister
The Energy White Paper - Australia’s Energy Transformation outlines a vision for the energy market in Australia.
- Federal government to help Sydney businesses reduce carbon emissions
The federal government is assisting companies to become more energy efficient thanks to its $800 million Clean Technology Investment Program.
- Follow Victoria's lead on energy: ERAA
The ERRA has expressed its support for the Energy White Paper put forth by the Australian government.
- Fuel cell industry heating up
Navigant Research predicts a more positive future for the fuel cell industry, as the trend towards profitability increases.
- Gartner predicts BI software revenue to grow in 2013
A recent report from Gartner predicts BI software revenue to grow seven per cent in 2013.
- Growth for smart grids
Smart grids are being further integrated into the Australian energy sector with promising growth opportunities
- Harnessing big data for big results
Harnessing the information big data provides can bring huge insights to your company and improve all aspects of operation.
- Harnessing the power of technology to improve profitability
When harnessed correctly, technology has the power to significantly improve business efficiency and profitability.
- Household connectivity on the rise
The amount of internet connected devices in a household has increased rapidly as we incorporate a growing range of technologies into our day to day lives.
- How can a smart grid help during storm season?
Major storms are a reminder of the value of using innovative technology in the nation's power systems.
- How to best utilise social media
How to create an effective and valuable social media campaign.
- IDC reveals EMEA utilities predictions
EMEA predictions from IDC Energy Insights reveal a need for flexibility when it comes to smart grid expansion and development.
- Improving customer engagement through social media
Research director at Gartner Adam Sarner explains how businesses can use social media to improve customer engagement.
- Improving customer relationships a priority for business leaders in 2013 - survey
Many CEOs are facing the challenge of improving customer relationships in 2013.
- Increased protection for Australian water
Australia's water supply is being further protected by the government's latest amendment to the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act.
- Innovation in the Asia Pacific
New reports from Gartner are showing that CEOs of businesses in the Asia Pacific region see themselves as tech-savvy and fast to adopt IT innovations.
- Is the carbon pricing system making an impact?
The carbon tax is working, says minister for climate change and energy efficiency minister for industry and innovation Greg Combet.
- IT remains integral to industries
Global spending in the IT industry is set to grow with the proliferation of smart data and communication technologies.
- January 2013 'hottest month on record'
January was a scorcher, surpassing national records from 1932.
- Last decade sees substantial increase in energy use: ABS
Energy use increases, but Australians more concerned about consumption, according to a recent ABS report.
- LEDs - lighting's future
The lighting industry is moving away from traditional technologies and into the LED market.
- Manufacturer paving the way with cogeneration
Those involved with clean energy management will be interested to hear of a new cogeneration facility in Altona, Melbourne.
- Market for smart electricity meters continues to widen
The market for smart electricity meters is only growing, with the global installed base of communicating smart meters expected to double by 2016.
- Market for solar power components
The energy management landscape has been changed forever as a result of the renewable energy market, encompassing sectors such as solar power, wind energy and hydro energy.
- Meter data management 'new focus for utilities'
Utilities have shifted their focus from smart meter rollout to data management functions, it has been claimed.
- Meter selection put back into the hands of landowners
Landowners will soon be able to choose which water meters they want to use for their irrigation systems in Queensland.
- Metering, Billing/CRM Europe 2012 conference: A meeting of minds
The Metering, Billing/CRM Europe 2012 Conference is taking place in Amsterdam this week, come on down to learn more.
- Microgrid technology moving forward
Smart grid technology has been getting a lot of attention lately as industry growth has finally started to pick up the pace, and microgrids are one such technology.
- More smart meters to be rolled out in WA
Following the success of a two-year trial in Kalgoorie-Boulder, more smart meters are being installed across Western Australia.
- Multifaceted approach to renewable energy needed - study
A recent study by the Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland argues that Australia needs to adopt a multifaceted approach to renewable energies.
- Myths about environmental hazards of solar PV rebuked by WWF
A recent report released by the WWF has rebuked some claims that solar PV and other clean energy initiatives will pose problems for the environment.
- NCCARF to release climate change policy guiding briefs
The National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility is set to release five Climate Adaptation Policy Guidance Briefs in Canberra next week.
- New AIIM report highlights the importance of effective big data management
A new report by AIIM encourages businesses to 'unlock the value' of big data.
- New forecast for cloud computing
Targeted marketing strategies will be needed to push cloud computing growth in some countries while regions are set to grow organically. Australia has a high level of preparedness for growth in the industry.
- New guidelines for Australia's wind power
Wind energy management has taken a step forward, releasing new wind Community Engagement Best Practice Guidelines and a community expectations guide.
- New innovations for utilities
Technological innovations have led to an increase in BEMS, helping to increase energy efficiency in commercial buildings.
- New paper to shape QLD electricity strategy
Dialogue opens on Queensland's electricity strategy.
- New research delves into renewable energy reserves
Bloomberg New Energy Finance has researched wind and bioenergy in the US and Brazil discovering there are significant reserves.
- New trial may help to put energy pricing in consumers hands
Energy pricing trial may lead to further consumer control of tracking energy costs.
- New uranium mining site in Wiluna approved
A new uranium mining project has been approved in Wiluna, Western Australia.
- New venture capital funding
Government funding provides venture-capital for innovative and forward-thinking start-ups.
- New year, new chairman for SWAN
The Smart Water Networks (SWAN) Forum has started 2013 with some fresh energy, having announced the appointment of a new chairman late last year.
- New Zealand helps to light up Tokelau with solar power
The Tokelau Renewable Energy Project was completed yesterday (November 5) and hailed by NZ foreign affairs minister Murray McCully as a ground breaking event.
- New Zealand SMEs given opportunity to reduce electricity costs
SMEs get the chance to lower their electricity bills, thanks to a new web tool provided by the government.
- Next week is Big Energy Saving Week in the UK
Those looking to reduce their bills in the United Kingdom may wish to attend Big Energy Saving Week.
- Nominations open for Environmentalist of the Year Award
The Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency has opened up nominations for the prime minister's Environmentalist of the Year Award.
- Northeast Group: Rapid smart meter growth in emerging markets
Smart meter growth in emerging markets continues at a rapid pace.
- NSW communities prepare for smart meter trials
New smart meter trials could foster better electricity consumption habits.
- NZ a world leader for smart meter penetration
NZ is leading the way in terms of smart meter penetration.
- Obama to make energy efficiency a priority
United States president made climate change a priority in his 2013 State of the Union speech.
- Peak load and demand response
Demand response technology tackling the issue of strain on power supply and power bills during peak demand.
- Pike Research report highlights importance of customer engagement
A Pike Research consumer survey reveals that 30 per cent of people are not familiar with smart grid and smart meter technologies.
- PLC to hold 75% of smart grid market in 2012
A new report has underscored the impact of PLC and smart grid expansion.
- Power consumption decreased in NEM states in 2012, Green Energy Markets reports
According to the latest research by Green Energy Markets, average power consumption in the National Energy Market (NEM) states - all states excluding Western Australia and Northern Territory - decreased in 2012.
- Push for AER reforms gains momentum
The push for Australian Energy Regulator reform is gaining momentum with three state ministers joining the fight.
- QLD appoints new bulk water authority
QLD bulk water authority names board members.
- Queensland pushes for open dialogue regarding electricity pricing
Queensland energy minister pushes for consumer input into energy pricing.
- Renewable energy becoming more and more affordable
The cost of solar PV and wind power have decreased significantly according to new research by Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
- Renewable energy storage movement advances in QLD
Queensland company RedFlow delivers its answer to the challenge of storing renewable energy.
- Renewable Energy Target review welcomed by Australian Solar Council
Renewable Energy Target review has been welcomed by the Solar Council of Australia.
- Renewable Energy Target to stay
Australia's Renewable Energy Target is here to stay as the federal government responded to its two-yearly review.
- Renewable power makes leaps and bounds in Tasmania
A Tasmanian renewable energy project has advanced to the next stage, providing an international example of innovative technology.
- Renowned solar expert joins Australian Solar Thermal Research Initiative
International solar expert Dr Manuel J Blanco has joined the Australian Solar Thermal Research Initiative.
- Report outlines recommendations for NZ freshwater management
The Land of Water Forum made recommendations for land and water reform in New Zealand.
- SE QLD bulk water authority commences operations
South-east QLD's water utilities were streamlined from the beginning of the year.
- Second-generation smart meters are more efficient
Electronic interval meters could be a cheaper and more efficient long-term solution when it comes to tariff reforms.
- Smart cities - the way of the future?
Smart cities are on the rise with the world's increasing population and the need for more efficient and effective technology.
- Smart cities of the future
Navigant Research has reported that smart city initiatives are expanding rapidly as governments seek to cope with high demand for services, living space, transportation, and employment.
- Smart devices the way of the future
Research from Gartner Inc forecasts an increase in the uptake of smart devices such as tablets over more traditional devices.
- Smart energy technologies increasing in favour
A recent survey from Navigant Research in the US showed that favourable attitudes towards the concept of the smart grid and smart meters have increased significantly.
- Smart grid and virtual power plants
Smart grids and associated technology are set to expand this year with international encouragement and strong home support.
- Smart Grid Deployments
Smart Grid infographic
- Smart grid technology 'must be embraced'
Solar panel popularity and the looming electric car boom will require the use of new technology.
- Smart Grid, Smart City
A new battery trial is being undertaken in Newington as part of the Smart Grid, Smart City project.
- Smart meter costs 'will not be imposed on Queenslanders'
Queenslanders should not be concerned about meeting the costs of smart meter installations, said the state's energy minister.
- Smart meter shipments pass 15.4m units in Q3
Worldwide smart meter shipments have surpassed 15.4 million units in the third quarter.
- Smart meters - not just for electricity
Revenue earned from smart gas meters is set to grow rapidly as the technology becomes more significant and its market grows along with its impact.
- Smart meters reaching 'critical tipping point'
Smart meter technology has reached a "critical tipping point".
- Smart meters to improve efficiency and lower electricity prices, says Jemena
The recent release of the Productivity Commission's Electricity Network Regulatory Framework draft report on the rollout of smart meters has stirred up some passionate responses from both government and private industry.
- Smart technology tipped for big things in 2013
Smart technology has been tipped for big growth in the year to come.
- Social Media and Utilities
An infographic highlighting the relationship between Social Media and utilities
- South Australia advance efforts to develop renewable technology
South Australia may soon harness a new variety of renewable power to advance its clean energy goals.
- South Australians may see reduction in energy prices
South Australians may see a reduction in their electricity prices in 2013.
- Stronger digital strategy spending
More company executives are adopting digital strategies however increased IT budgets and investment are needed to make productive use of the technologies available.
- Surfing the wave of power
Wave energy is an emerging technology for energy utilities
- Sydney advances ambitious solar power project
As part of a $4.3 million project actioned by the City of Sydney, solar PV installations will be carried out on 30 sites across the NSW capital - with the pavilion the first on the docket.
- Technology and customer privacy are major smart grid trends
Technology and privacy will drive HEM initiatives next year.
- The challenges of Meter Data Management
The subject of Meter Data Management has been studied in depth - Gentrack cites timing as one of the most important factors.
- The countdown is on until Clean Energy Week 2013
Preparations for one of the energy industry's major events, Clean Energy Week 2013 , are well underway, with the announcement of Hanwha Q.CELLS as a major sponsor.
- The evolution of energy storage technology
Energy storage on the grid (ESG) is set to become a growing force in the energy and electricity sectors in the next decade.
- The evolution of the smart grid
Countries around the globe are increasingly turning to smart grid technology in order to evolve their energy management systems.
- The evolving energy landscape
According to Navigant Research, the smart energy sector is evolving at a rapid pace, moving from a collection of niche markets into an integrated part of the global energy portfolio.
- The Impact of eBilling
An Infographic on the Impact of eBilling
- The proof is in the pudding: Australian smart grid trials show energy benefits
Australia has been at the forefront of smart grid technology with its Smart Grid, Smart City project, which has shown great benefits in reducing energy consumption and lowering electricity bills.
- The solar feed in tariff in Tasmania
Tasmania's electricity retailing is being privatised on January 1 of 2014, so there has been concern that without strong community action, the tariffs for solar power and other renewable technologies would be abolished.
- Top trends for utilities in 2013
Gartner has released a report identifying ten top trends that will affect the energy and utility industries in 2013.
- UK consumers 'at the heart' of smart meter rollout
The Smart Metering Forum conference is taking place in London November 7-8 and will be discussing the mass rollout of smart meters in the United Kingdom.
- UK Energy Bill will "kick-start" national change
New legislation expected to come into force in the UK in the new year could result in a fairer market for consumers and investors alike.
- UK energy use rises 1.2 per cent
New UK research shows that consumers' electricity and gas bills have increased in 2012.
- UK government awards £46 million to local energy projects
In a bid to show its support for energy efficiency and to help reduce fuel poverty, the UK government has granted 132 local energy schemes a share of £46 million in funding.
- UK government launches "Green Deal" campaign to boost energy efficiency of homes
The United Kingdom has launched a new initiative, Green Deal, designed to encourage people to make their homes more energy efficient.
- UK launches smart meter progress report
A new progress report about smart meters in the UK has revealed feedback from early adopters of the technology.
- UK smart meter rollout reaches 'key milestone'
New government rulings are an important step in the UK rollout of smart meters, according to Baroness Verma.
- US smart meter market predicted to grow significantly 2013-15
Market intelligence company Parks Associates has predicted that the US smart meter market will grow significantly over the next few years.
- Utilities and social media
Social media is set to play an increasing role in how consumers interact with utilities.
- Vic Coalition seeking feedback about energy efficiency
The Victorian coalition government welcomes feedback about energy efficiency incentives.
- Victoria partners up with China to address energy challenges
Melbourne is home to a variety of innovative energy-related businesses.
- Victorian smart meters can bring benefits to the whole community
The non-profit Australian Technology Association (ATA) has endorsed the recently-introduced flexible pricing scheme for Victoria.
- Victorians offered new energy plans
New pricing options for Victorians offer potential for lower electricity bills.
- Water - Australia's precious resource
As water can be scarce in Australia due to droughts and low rainfall, conversing water and finding ways around this problem is of paramount importance.
- Water development in Victoria
Victoria has recently provided an example of a good, sustainable water management strategy.
- Water efficiency a crucial consideration for Queensland
New water industry model will support the long-term supply needs of south-east QLD.
- Western Australia shines with landmark solar energy project
A groundbreaking renewable energy project kicked off in Western Australia this week.
- What does it cost to switch to smart meters in Australia?
How much does smart meter technology cost the average Australian household?
- What is the average UK citizen's knowledge of smart grid technology?
What is the average UK citizen's view of smart meter technology?
- Will trigeneration network reduce energy bills in Sydney?
Sydney looks to its trigeneration network to reduce electricity prices.
- Wind power - now and the future
Navigant Research has released a new report on the state of the wind power industry and what wind energy's current influence is globally.
- World Energy Outlook aids in setting the course of energy policy
The release of the World Energy Outlook is a welcome addition to Australian views on energy management heading into the future.
- Younger generations 'showing more interest' in smart meters
Younger consumers are more likely to be interested in the potential energy-saving devices can offer.