Landis+Gyr: Electric Vehicle Charging Business Accelerates with Software Deal in New Zealand
Meridian Energy will deploy the OCEAN charging station management system for the management and monetization of its public charging network across the country.
Cham, Switzerland – June 7, 2022 – Etrel, a Landis+Gyr (SIX: LAND) company providing integrated e-mobility solutions, and Meridian Energy, New Zealand’s largest power producer, have signed a agreement to adopt the Etrel OCEAN charging station management system for the management and monetization of Meridian’s public charging network across the country.
Etrel provides integrated EV charging solutions that support EV deployment with a primary focus on charging technology to power EVs with green energy sources. Therefore, the choice of Etrel was a perfect match for Meridian, which generates electricity entirely from renewable sources – wind, water and sun.
Meridian’s top priority is to ensure its users have a smooth transition and experience using its electric vehicle charging network. OCEAN’s white label app will help them increase customer intimacy and build brand awareness while providing an exceptional charging experience. In addition, OCEAN’s extensive integration capabilities will allow Meridian to connect the current service offering to its electric vehicle charging service, facilitating the transition of its private and business customers to electric vehicles.
Tim Calder, Head of Emerging Markets and Innovation at Meridian, is excited about the opportunity to work with Etrel to bring this software to the New Zealand market: “We know that driving electric vehicles is not only good for the environment, but also a great experience and we want to ensure that using our EV charging network is no different.By partnering with Etrel, EV drivers using our network chargers will be well taken care of and have a great experience, especially during key moments like signing up, finding and using a charger, and paying.”
“We are proud to support Meridian’s ambitious electric vehicle charging network rollout and help meet New Zealand’s energy transition goals,” said Rok Poteko, Software Sales Manager at Etrel. “People are at the heart of our e-mobility solutions – from electric vehicle drivers who use our white label app to our partners who manage their customers’ journeys in the back-end system. We will enable Meridian to provide seamless electric vehicle charging to live.”
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Landis+Gyr is one of the world’s leading providers of integrated energy management solutions. We measure and analyze energy usage to generate powerful analytics for smart grid and infrastructure management, enabling utilities and consumers to reduce energy consumption. Our innovative and proven portfolio of smart sensor software, services and technology is a key driver to decarbonize the grid. Having avoided more than 9 million tonnes of CO2 in 2021 and committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2030, Landis+Gyr has been managing energy better – since 1896. With sales of $1.5 billion in 2021, Landis+Gyr employs approximately 6,500 people talent on five continents. For more information, please visit our website www.landisgyr.com.
Etrel, a Landis+Gyr company, is a provider of integrated e-mobility solutions, a pioneer in INCH interactive charging for electric vehicles, and OCEAN, a comprehensive software platform for managing the electric vehicle charging network. Etrel’s innovative and sustainable charging solutions are helping to accelerate electric mobility in more than 40 countries around the world. For more information, visit our website www.etrel.com.
About Meridian Energy
As New Zealand’s largest 100% renewable energy producer and retailer, Meridian cares about sustainability and the future of our planet. Meridian focuses on sustainability, which is why the company has adopted the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Meridian is also listed as one of only three New Zealand companies in the Dow Jones Asia-Pacific Sustainability Index. Meridian and its subsidiary Powershop sell electricity to over 360,000 connections – homes, farms and businesses across New Zealand. Meridian owns and operates seven hydroelectric power stations and five wind farms in New Zealand. Meridian’s goal is to provide clean energy for a fairer and healthier world. https://www.meridianenergy.co.nz/