SwitchDin Wins Global 2020 Start Up Energy Transition Award


Newcastle, AUSTRALIA – SwitchDin, an Australian energy management software company, has been named winner of the globally prestigious 2020 Start Up Energy Transition (SET) award in the Digital Energy Systems category. It is the only Australian company represented amongst 570 entrants from 90 countries. SwitchDin has received the honours in an award that was presented last night by the organisers, the German Energy Agency (dena), in cooperation with the World Energy Council.

The SET award recognises start-ups and young companies globally who are working on innovative ideas to address the global energy transition and climate change. Through this award, SET offers a global platform to companies like SwitchDin, to support their innovation in energy transition and demonstrate their conviction that a sustainable future is directly linked to innovative business models and political will.

Dr Andrew Mears, CEO of SwitchDin said, “We are absolutely proud to have been named as a winner in the 2020 Start Up Energy Transition competition. SwitchDin has helped solve the challenges of the high penetration of solar to the grid by working with customers to better manage and monitor their assets in Australia.

“This award validates the capabilities of the SwitchDin platform and we will leverage our new credentials to accelerate our expansion into Europe and North America.”

Established in 2014 and based in Newcastle, Australia, SwitchDin creates visibility and control for distributed energy resources (DERs). It brings rich data, intelligence and real-time control capabilities to DERs, bridging the gap between traditional energy utilities, manufacturers and energy end-users. SwitchDin’s technology enables end-user friendly virtual power plants, microgrids and advanced network services incorporating many different types of DER.

In Australia, SwitchDin’s technology is used by network operators and utilities such as Ausnet Services, Horizon Power, SA Power Networks, AGL, Origin and Simply Energy. The company’s solar and battery vendor-agnostic platform supports product integrations with most manufacturers and integrators, including Eguana Technologies, EVO Power, Fronius, GoodWe, RedEarth Energy Storage, Selectronic, SMA, sonnen, Sungrow, VARTA Storage, Growatt, and Victron Energy. SwitchDin is also the preferred provider for Q CELLS Q.HOME energy storage system in Europe and Australia.

To find out more about SwitchDin, a short video presentation can be seen here.