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Vector invests in “Internet of Energy” software


Vector has secured exclusive Australasian rights to Internet of Energy (IoE) technology. It enables unprecedented options to integrate and develop new energy solutions for customers and the management of multiple technologies on the company’s networks.

Powered by artificial intelligence, the technology was developed by Israel based mPrest, a global provider of monitoring, control and big data analytics software for the IoE.

As the number of new energy technologies being made available to customers continues to grow, the addition of the mPrest system takes the development of customer solutions and network management to a completely new level, said Vector Chief Executive, Simon Mackenzie.

“Simply put, this mPrest software is revolutionary,” he said.

“It is the most comprehensive monitoring, analytical and control system available anywhere in the world. We have worked with mPrest to trial it and we are now moving to full implementation. In addition, we will jointly develop the system not only for our customers but others.

“You can think of it as a system of systems. The software sits over customer, market, distributed energy resources and network systems managing performance in real time. Through self-learning, it is able to assess and predict multiple factors including loads, market dynamics, storage, customer demand and capacity. This greatly enhances the resilience, security and efficiency of customer solutions and our network.”

mPrest Chief Executive, Natan Barak said the system aligns with Vector’s vision of ‘creating a new energy future’ for its customers.

“Vector customers will see innovative solutions whilst these are co-ordinated in a complex system. The company will be better able to assist customers capitalise on new energy technologies and optimize the energy use in their home or business,” said Barak.

“Our products create significant advantages and differentiators for our customers.”

The project was initiated after a New Zealand Innovation Mission to Israel last year and follows Vector’s recent acquisition of ECo Products (HRV) and PowerSmart to help deliver its energy transformation strategy.

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