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Grid+ Selects SmartGridCIS for Billing and Customer Communications in Texas


Leading the charge to bring blockchain, AI to Texas Energy Consumers

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (PRWEB) August 03, 2018

SmartGridCIS, a leading provider of utility billing and CIS solutions for both regulated and deregulated energy providers, recently signed with GridPlus Texas Inc. (Grid+), a Texas-based retail energy provider (REP), to help introduce an innovative new approach to procuring and managing energy.

Grid+ will leverage blockchain technology to automate payments and facilitate a more accurate and efficient retail energy system. This technology will also pave the way for the use of artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies to offer consumers greater control over their electricity costs through an in-home "smart agent" device. The smart agent will perform multiple functions within the home, as desired by the customer, to make smart decisions customized around their comfort and budgets.

"Giving customers more choices and more control over their energy usage is at the heart of the Grid+ business model and the SmartGridCIS billing solution was the logical choice to facilitate our billing needs," said John Werner, CEO of Grid+. "It gives us the ability to fully leverage tools within the market by customizing the software to suit our back-office, operational needs. It is a perfect match for Grid+ and what we are setting out to accomplish.

"Grid+ is among the first energy companies to offer blockchain technology, among other unique technologies, and we are excited to be a strategic partner on this endeavor," said John Bastian, president of SmartGridCIS. "This dovetails with our broader vision to offer retail energy suppliers a solution that gives them the competitive edge they need to better understand, acquire and retain customers."

About Grid+

Headquartered in Austin, TX, Grid+ is an energy and technology research company which began its endeavors in 2015. They develop hardware and software solutions to bring next generation efficiencies to energy markets, and in June 2018 they obtained their Retail Energy Provider certificate from the Public Utility Commission of Texas.

About SmartGridCIS

SmartGridCIS is a leading provider of utility billing and CIS solutions for both regulated utilities and deregulated providers that want to better leverage their smart metering infrastructures. Since bringing a prepaid energy platform to the commercial market in 2009, SmartGridCIS has continued to build a steady and diverse customer base while continuously enhancing their product offerings.

For media inquiries regarding Grid+, contact John Werner at +1 (832) 622-7569 or john(at)

For media inquiries regarding SmartGridCIS, contact John Bastian at +1 (404) 630-6943 or jbastian(at)

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