They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks


But in today’s utilities’ sector, it’s go digital or go home.

Utilities are sometimes presented as the ageing face of the energy industry as the sector sees an influx of new entrants. These young arrivals bring with them the thinking of startups and the attitudes of digital natives.

However, the truth is, North American utilities were the first in the world to recognize the need to move on from traditional metering. With 60% smart metering penetration in the region already, utilities are preparing for the second wave of rollouts.

The digital transformation of the energy sector is underway. Now utilities must transform themselves. The next generation of utilities must be digital — and data driven.

This article was originally published in Smart Energy International issue 1-2020. Read the full digimag here or subscribe to receive a print copy here.

To keep pace with the current rate of change, utilities are under pressure to constantly innovate. This relies on having easy access to real-time energy data and the application of emerging technologies. It relies on thinking digitally in all aspects of business.

Greenbird Integration Technology helps utilities bring digital thinking to the heart of their business, accelerating innovation. Our out-of-the-box system integration enables utilities to access their data and put it to work, creating new services and operational efficiencies. Our integrations, delivered as SaaS, enable a seamless data flow from smart meters and smart grid infrastructure.

What’s more, because of our pre-built connectors, our integrations are up and running in a matter of days.

Utilihive gives utilities an opportunity to become a platform provider for the energy ecosystem, offering data flow integration for electric vehicle charging points, local energy production from renewables and microgrids.

We don’t believe in growing old gracefully. It’s time for utilities to add some youthful vigour to decades of wisdom and experience.

Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?