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Maingate sets out vision for the smart energy sector

Press Release   •   Sep 16, 2014 12:00 CEST

One of Europe’s leading ICT companies, Maingate, has signaled its intention to become a key player in the smart energy sector. By combining M2M connectivity with cloud-based data management, Maingate believes it can enable the decentralised and demand side solutions that will sit at the heart of emerging energy ecosystems.

“Maingate has many years experience of combining M2M capabilities with cloud-based data management. Today this is known as the Internet of Things and it’s a global megatrend for a reason’, explains CEO, Baard Eilertsen.

“In the rapidly evolving energy sector, IoT has the potential to unlock new solutions, build relationships and integrate technologies. It will be the foundation on which we build the new and complex systems that we will need to deliver clean, affordable and reliable energy into the future”.

Using an open standard cloud-based platform, mvio™, Maingate is able to create flexible energy systems that can incorporate any technology, data stream or third-party software. Working in close collaboration, Maingate will support partners from consultation and hardware selection through to project design and delivery.

Maingate’s recent projects in the energy sector include conducting Sweden’s largest energy consumption experiment in partnership with E.ON; launching a new initiative to trial consumer’s responses to real time energy prices with Norwegian utility NTE; and a multi-million pound energy efficiency project with UK network operator SSEPD.

As Baard explains, these are the kinds of projects the company intends to build on: “Distributed energy is allowing new entrants, technologies and services across the market. Meanwhile, demand side solutions ensure that all stakeholders share in the benefits of the smart energy grid. Maingate intends to become a key player in the delivery of these emerging systems across Europe.”

To support their ambitions in this sector, Maingate has today launched a new website to set out the company’s vision for smart energy ecosystems, alongside case studies and project news.Visit www.maingateenergy.com for more information.

Notes to editors

Maingate takes 15 years of information and communication technology experience and applies it directly to meeting the challenges of the emerging smart energy sector. We provide end-to-end solutions that combine the aggregation and analysis of energy data with reporting, visualisation and engagement tools. We create flexible systems that are powered by our open standard platform, mvio™, giving us the freedom to work with any technology, data stream or third-party software. Working in close collaboration, we support our partners from consultation and hardware selection through to project design and delivery. We currently provide M2M connectivity and information management services to more than 1000 customers across Europe. 

Visit www.maingateenergy.com for more information about our work in the smart energy sector and contact:

Alisa Murphy, Life Size Media

+44 (0)203 7013 7337, alisa@life-size-media.com

Visit www.maingatesolutions.com for more information about our company and contact:

Marcus Lannerbro, EVP Partner Strategy & Marcom

+46 70 320 13 25, marcus.lannerbro@maingatesolutions.com

This news was originally posted on www.maingatesolutions.com.

Founded in 1998, Wireless Maingate AB  is an ICT company, providing M2M Connectivity Services and Information Management Services to customers around Europe. We are a trusted partner to more than 1.000 customers, including leading utilities such as E.ON, Fortum and Vattenfall. We work closely with leading technology partners such as Gemalto, Oberthur, Schneider Electric, Kamstrup, Telia, Tele2 and Deutsche Telekom. Today we connect more than 55 % of all smart meters in Sweden, 20 % of all smart meters in Finland, 70 % of the Point-of-Sales terminals in Sweden and 40 % of all residential alarms in Sweden. Maingate is a company in the Nordic VC Verdane Capital fund VI.