Aurora Energy enables FRC with Hansen Technologies Solutions
August 13, 2013 – Aurora Energy, based in Tasmania, Australia, is implementing Hansen Technologies’ GateKeeper and FlowTalk solutions. The automation of energy market processes provided by these products helps improve business efficiency.
The Tasmanian government is introducing full retail competition (FRC) for all Tasmanian households and small businesses from 1st January 2014. The implementation of FRC involves the government dividing the existing Aurora customer base into two entities and selling these off to new private retailers. To comply with national FRC regulations, Aurora has to establish independent IT systems for both of these entities. These systems need to allow the new retailers to operate in compliance with the Australian National Electricity Market.
To facilitate seamless integration with the NEM, Aurora Energy has chosen to implement Hansen’s Gatekeeper and FlowTalk products. Gatekeeper is the industry’s leading out-of-the-box energy market gateway and FlowTalk is the best off-the-shelf solution for handling Australian energy market processes for electricity retailers and distribution businesses.
“Hansen Technologies is very pleased to be selected to provide Aurora Energy with its market interfacing solutions to help facilitate FRC in Tasmania. Having key involvement in the full deregulation of another Australian state’s electricity market is our area of expertise and we look forward to another successful implementation.” said Andrew Hansen, CEO Hansen Technologies.