Nine startups have been selected to support eastern Australia transmission and distribution operators’ priorities.

The startups from around the world are the cohort in the cleantech startup accelerator EnergyLab’s Scaleup programme, for which transmission network operator TransGrid and distributor Endeavour Energy are this year’s sponsors. Between them, TransGrid and Endeavour Energy operate a sizeable portion of the electricity infrastructure across New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, with TransGrid managing the high voltage electricity transmission network and Endeavour Energy supplying electricity to 2.5 million people across Sydney’s Greater West and surrounding areas.

The Scaleup programme, now in its second year, was developed with utilities and startups and is intended to bring benefits to both the sponsors and the startups with the opportunity to collaborate and grow their solutions in the Australia and New Zealand markets.

The nine startups selected reflect the innovations that are occurring across the energy sector globally but ultimately reflect the trend towards data and digitalisation. From the US, there is Aperio, whose Industrial Data Integrity software automatically validates operational data at scale to improve data accuracy, Camus Energy, which provides cloud-scale grid management software as a service for utilities and energy providers, and […]

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