Sentec and Onzo announce UK deal for Coracle


Tom Fryers,
Commercial Director,
Cambridge, U.K. — (METERING.COM) — April 25, 2008 – Research organization Sentec has signed an agreement with Onzo to incorporate Sentec’s appliance identification software Coracle into Onzo’s products and services that help consumers reduce their energy demand. Sentec’s Coracle technology will help Onzo’s display provide consumers with better information about their energy use.

The agreement gives Onzo, and its client Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE), exclusive access to Sentec’s Coracle technology in the UK and Ireland ahead of smart metering.

The two companies have agreed to work together on the development of Coracle. They are also cooperating on business development opportunities for their joint solution around the world. Every country faces pressure to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, and empowering consumers to play their part in this is vital in reducing their carbon footprint.

Coracle takes data on whole house usage and disaggregates it into use by different appliances. Consumers can then see what is driving their energy use without the need to monitor every single appliance.

Tom Fryers, Commercial Director of Sentec, said: “Onzo’s contract with SSE allows us to get Coracle working for consumers as quickly as possible to give people the tools they need to reduce their energy consumption. Onzo is a good partner for us because they are able to take our technical innovation and package it into a solution that works for utilities and their customers.”

Joel Hagan, Chief Executive of Onzo, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with a company that has an excellent record for technical innovation in the utility sector. What Sentec has developed fits perfectly with our desire to enable consumers to help themselves, saving money and the planet.”