SmartBridge unlocks valuable big data for NLE
NET2GRID’s technology connects smart meters to the cloud Zeist, The Netherlands - The smart meter has expanded to the majority of households in the Netherlands. Although energy consumption is measured continuously, big data is not used yet to make our energy insights smarter. To capture big data, NLE has selected the NET2GRID SmartBridge for a large scale energy insight service in the Netherlands.
The SmartBridge is a smart meter WiFi dongle, which, unlike other dongles, works in combination with any smart meter. It reads and stores usage data at the highest available resolution and pre-processes the data for big data analysis. This powerful infrastructure leads to detailed, disaggregated and itemized insights, for consumers as well as their energy supplier. This technology is bridging the gap between an itemized bill and smart home.
Harald Swinkels, CEO and founder of NLE, a Dutch energy retail challenger, is proud to present the partnership:
“After extensive trials with different technology providers, we selected the NET2GRID SmartBridge. This product works with all different meter types installed since 2012 and the self install experience of our customers was “plug & play”. The SmartBridge stores 5 years of data and pre-processes data for energy insight analytics. We see our role as an energy retailer shifting towards a multi-utility technology service provider. This shift requires new partners and NET2GRID is one of them.”