Greenbird and Iskraemeco: A winning partnership driving innovation and sustainability in Belgium

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Greenbird Integration Technology, the leading big data integration technology provider to the energy sector, together with its partner Iskraemeco have announced they will deliver a data hub and complete flexible smart metering solution managing big data and incorporating new Smart Metering and Energy IoT technology to Arewal, a grid-operator servicing the area in the south-east of Brussels, Belgium.

The successful combination of technology and experience from Iskraemeco and Greenbird was selected by Belgium’s grid operator, Arewal, in order to facilitate a sustainable and smart transition of its electricity network. The winning offer combines components of the Energy IoT solution - electricity meters, NB-IoT communication - from Iskraemeco with the data hub and Meter2Cash process support offered within the Greenbird Utilihive platform.

In the future, Arewal will be able to integrate other multi-utility services including water meters and M-Bus devices. The implementation and integration project is planned to start at the beginning of 2021, with the major rollout to be finalized by the end of 2024.

Cooperation and teamwork were of great importance in this project since the delivered solution includes advanced technologies that will play an important role in digital transformation that will help drive innovation and sustainable results for Arewal and its future network services.

The newly integrated data services will enable customers to manage their energy production and consumption better, maximize energy efficiency, and lower their carbon footprint. The proven technology found in this Energy IoT project for the Benelux region, demonstrates the strength of Greenbird’s growing partner ecosystem. The ecosystem is designed to meet the future needs and demands of Greenbird’s clients for smart metering rollout and operations, integrating DERM and EV services, advanced grid analytics, and future smart city use cases.

“We are delighted to have been selected together with Iskraemeco to support this innovative IoT project at Arewal,” said Thorsten Heller, CEO and founder of Greenbird Integration Technology. “Greenbird is known for its unique digital integration platform which has been specifically designed and optimized for utilities to accelerate the energy transition.”

Digital transformation in the energy sector is gathering pace making a new IT architecture a necessity. This requires flexibility for choosing best of breed software solutions. By utilizing Utilihive, Arewal will be in a very good position for embracing new and innovative data-driven technology. Utilihive offers an Energy Data Mesh combining advanced integration capabilities with a distributed cloud native data lake that supports utilities in data sharing, providing the IT architecture for future flexibility and success.

Heller continued, “We recognize the important role of our technology partners in the acceleration of digital innovation and inclusion for sustainable development in international markets.”

Patrick Testers, Managing Director of Iskraemeco Benelux, said, “I am excited about the winning partnership we have with Greenbird that will enable us to deliver on this innovative Energy IoT project. This partnership forms a trusted foundation for other innovation projects in the rest of the Benelux!”