SNAPI Digital Meter Reading Trial

Results of a Trial at TasWater (a Webinar) The SNAPI digital Meter Reading as a Service (MRaaS) solution was recently trialled by TasWater over a period of 3 months. Coordinated by Intelligent Water Networks (IWN), the results of the trial were presented to fellow IWN members in June 2023. Watch a video of the webinar […]

Digital Utilities and Carbon Reduction

The world is at a critical point in the battle against climate change. Left unattended, global warming will negatively impact life as we know it. This includes the availability of clean water and cheap energy, amongst other fundamental risks to safety and productivity. State, national and globally-based carbon reduction schemes recognise that action is necessary […]

SNAPI Wins People’s Choice Award at SomethingX River Rival

As published in Information Age and Startup Daily, SNAPI was named winner by over 150 attendees at River Rival pitch competition, the apex of Queensland’s biggest tech festival for 2022, SomethingX. SNAPI Co-Founder, Mark Hartmann was one of eight startup founders selected to pitch his innovation to a panel of power in tech, including John […]

Getting Started on Digitisation: How to Overcome Resistance to Change

The jury is out. Digital utilities perform better than their analogue counterparts. But for many years, utilities were blessed with very little competition and market movement. Utilities used to own the entire value chain, from energy generation over transmission and distribution grids to retail, until the regulation and market environment changed and new competitors entered.  […]

What’s Missing from our Smart Meter Policies?

Initial findings from the Australian Electricity Market Commission (AEMC)’s review of its three-year-old smart metering program has deemed it a failure. Roll-out targets have been missed. And pricing programs don’t actually benefit consumers as much as planned. The research finds our electricity smart meter installations patchy. Just 17 percent of Aussie households and businesses outside […]

The Digital Utility – 4 Factors for a Successful Transformation

“Digitise or die” is the harsh reality for businesses across every sector, but smart meter reform has injected particular pressure upon Australian utilities. Yet the AEMO has commenced investigation into the smart energy meter roll out to find its only achieved installations across 17% of businesses and households outside of Victoria. At this rate, the […]

How to Save Money on your Smart Meter Roll-Out

There are however, plenty of examples of digitisation programs costing horrendous amounts of money. Naturally, this is enough to scare anyone off of the bleeding edge of smart metering. Regardless, faced with increased government and consumer pressure to digitise services, most Aussie utilities have a smart meter roll-out underway, or in planning stages. No matter […]