US smart meter analytics firm expands to UK and Europe


Innowatts announced that it will be extending its suite of AI-enabled analytics and digital energy applications to European markets, where the Innowatts Brings AI-Enabled Digital

The energy company has already been testing its platform across four million smart meters.

The expansion, which will focus initially on the UK, Spain, Scandinavia and other smart-meter enabled regions, aims to equip European energy providers with vital predictive intelligence that facilitates decarbonization, lowers customer costs, and personalizes the end user experience. 

Despite the accelerating adoption of smart meters globally, energy companies continue to struggle to realize the full value of these investments. Innowatts’ technology provides utilities and retail energy providers with a single platform for extracting smart meter insights and translating those insights into new sources of customer and business value. By bringing its technology to European energy markets, Innowatts hopes to dramatically increase the ROI of many smart meter deployments across the region. 

Innowatts will offer these services through its cloud-based eUtility™ platform, a SaaS (software-as-a-service-solution) that enables energy providers to quickly disaggregate customer-level energy patterns and use that intelligence to design highly personalized bundled offering plans, pricing and product solutions that are matched to individual customer needs. The solution also provides load forecasts and other predictive insights that enable proactive forms of customer engagement such as smart energy alerts, notifications and point solution offerings.

Innowatts  also announced the appointment of Dave Boundy as the company’s European general manager. Boundy has more than 20 years of experience in the energy and digital innovation sector. He previously founded and served as general manager of Intel Energy Solutions. Prior to that, he held multiple senior leadership positions at Intel, driving new technology research, HR operations, and IT service management.

“The rapid expansion of smart meter deployments and IoT technology across Europe has created a trove of new data and insights on customer energy consumption,” commented Boundy. “Innowatts eUtility™ is designed to help energy companies leverage their data and translate it into actionable intelligence.”

To date, Innowatts has analyzed more than 21 million smart meters globally, amassing the largest single body of smart meter analytics and machine learning-enabled intelligence on energy consumers. In addition to its customer engagement applications, eUtility™ has been used by energy providers in competitive power markets to lower bulk supply and risk management costs, integrate distributed energy resources into their portfolio, and optimize customer pricing decisions.

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Nicholas Nhede is an experienced energy sector writer based in Clarion Event's Cape Town office. He has been writing for Smart Energy International’s print and online media platforms since 2015, on topics including metering, smart grids, renewable energy, the Internet of Things, distributed energy resources and smart cities. Originally from Zimbabwe, Nicholas holds a diploma in Journalism and Communication Studies. Nicholas has a passion for how technology can be used to accelerate the energy transition and combat climate change.