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Maingate sets out vision for the smart energy sector
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Maingate sets out vision for the smart energy sector

Posted by Anita PodsiadloSeptember 25, 2014

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.

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