Mobile World Congress, Barcelona & Paderborn, Germany. February 25, 2013: Orga Systems has today announced the availability of OS.Energy 2.0, a new dynamic energy billing system tailor-made for utility companies and M2M communication providers. OS.Energy 2.0 enables companies looking to utilise a smart grid infrastructure to engage customers and develop new revenue streams.
Centralising intelligence results in faster more efficient tariff management, says Orga Systems, a leading software vendor for real-time charging and billing solutions, with an international customer base in the telecommunications, utilities and automotive markets. Handling complex smart grids requires energy companies to use optimised systems that can scale to meet future requirements, while still keeping total cost of ownership (TCO) low. Smart meters that integrate metering, tariff management and rating may work for a few static tariffs, but they create enormous complexity when millions of meters follow dynamic tariffs and rating parameters.
Previously, the physical meter installed on the customer premises determined the payment method (pre-paid or post-paid). In contrast, Orga Systems´ OS.Energy 2.0 keeps tariffs in a centralised, single product catalogue – separating the payment method from the physical meter. This allows energy companies to create innovative tariffs more easily, while also saving them large sums as they can now use leaner, less expensive, smart meters.
Using the OS.Energy 2.0 solution means energy companies can offer new payment options. These include a smarter and more convenient form of pre-paid service which, in turn, enables better cost control and budgeting for cost-conscious customers. Now energy companies can maximise their revenues and enhance customer satisfaction, while simultaneously minimising risks from bad debt and bill shock.
With Orga Systems’ OS.Energy, customer engagement becomes easy. Consumption data is processed in real time, meaning customers can be notified about their usage, thresholds and tariffs in real time. These instant recommendations and alerts help create transparency and trust, while also increasing the overall efficiency of energy usage – a key element of smart grids that helps meet environmental targets and regulatory requirements.
OS.Energy is also able to adapt tariffs, and bill energy usage, in line with highly dynamic hourly spot market prices, helping balance demand and drive even greater efficiency. For example, pricing events can be used to trigger Demand Side Management (DSM) for selected home devices – delivering the type of scenario that will be the norm for the smart city of tomorrow.
Visitors to Mobile World Congress in Barcelona can see Orga Systems’ new Smart Energy Billing System OS.Energy by visiting Hall 5, Stand E110.