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Greenbird, a Norwegian software company delivering Metercloud to accelerate the energy revolution, has been named a Gartner “Cool Vendor” in Application Architecture, Infrastructure and Integration.

Greenbird empowers utilities by delivering Metercloud to manage the data flow faster and smoother than traditional system integration models. With prebuilt Metercloud integration applications and connectors, software solutions can be connected and updated in a few days instead of months of custom coding.

Every year Gartner identifies Cool Vendors with innovative offerings for application leaders responsible for architecture, infrastructure and integration.

Thorsten Heller, CEO and Co-Founder at Greenbird, said that “In the Cool Vendor report, Gartner recommends ‘application leaders responsible for modernizing application architecture, infrastructure and integration should exploit service mesh capabilities in portable, resilient and incrementally extensible microservices implementations to enable application infrastructure.’ Domain specific and flexible integration capabilities will be crucial for creating easy-to-consume integrated solutions. This is exactly what we deliver with Metercloud for digital platform utilities, and clearly acknowledges the value we create for customers and partners.”

Following the naming, Greenbird partnered with British company, ElectraLink in a pilot scheme to improve the flow and transparency of data between energy market companies.

ElectraLink Limited provides data communications and code governance services crucial to the UK gas and electricity markets. Its operation of the Data Transfer Service provides secure industry communication between market participants.

The aim of the pilot is to help British energy companies to capture the valuable data from the retail value chain and create data insights to reduce costs and improve customer outcomes.

“Greenbird are a key facilitator of ElectraLink’s vision to be the data and governance bridge that will help transform the UK energy market,” Said Stuart Lacey, Chief Executive ElectraLink “Greenbird's agile approach to software platform development means we can deliver innovation quickly, test it with the market and then deploy as a regulated or commercial service.”

The Metercloud platform enables ElectraLink to gain insights into possible outcomes, based on the data received from the Distribution Network Operators, Retailers or other players in the UK energy market. This allows ElectraLink to provide a ‘total process view’ of data enabling these utilities to improve service reliability.