Ergon Energy to Deploy Hansen’s PeacePlus CIS Solution
December 3, 2014 – Hansen Technologies Limited (ASX: HSN) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a 5 year licence and support agreement for Ergon Energy Corporation Limited to deploy and operate Hansen’s PeacePlus CIS as its electricity billing and market transactions solution for its Network Distribution Business to meet future regulatory requirements.
Ergon Energy supplies electricity to approximately 700,000 customers across 97% of the state of Queensland. The company will be implementing the Hansen PeacePlus solution to serve customers and Hansen will provide Ergon Energy ongoing support and maintenance, as well as work with Ergon Energy to deliver any system functionality changes required as a result of regulatory and electricity market changes.
“We are pleased to have been selected by Ergon Energy for this initiative. This deployment by a significant network company of our PeacePlus solution further enhances our position as a premium provider of best of breed solutions across the energy and utilities markets in Australia” said Andrew Hansen, Hansen Technologies CEO.
Ergon Energy were seeking a new billing solution to enable them to continue to comply with network electricity market regulations, provide effective and efficient network billing capabilities, and interface with retailers. It was recognised that PeacePlus meets all these requirements and that Hansen has experience in successfully providing this solution to electricity network businesses.
Ergon Energy, as a Queensland Government-owned corporation, supplies electricity to around 700,000 customers across a vast operating area of over one million square kilometers – around 97% of the state of Queensland. Ergon Energy was formed in 1999 by the Queensland Government, from the then six regional Queensland electricity distributors and their subsidiary retailer. Today the principal operating companies are Ergon Energy Corporation Limited, as the electricity distributor, and its subsidiary Ergon Energy Queensland Pty Ltd, the electricity retailer. Ergon Energy works with companies throughout regional Queensland.