San Mateo, CA, USA - May 24nd, 2021 - Zinier, the leader in low-code field service automation, has been selected to join Free Electrons’ 2021 program, a global innovation ecosystem in the utility space. This program offers a wide range of opportunities for startups and utilities to partner and pilot innovative technologies, shaping together the future of the energy sector.
Utilities are faced with the challenges of decentralization, democratization, decarbonization and digitization. As this is shaping the long-term face of the industry, it is considerably impacting their day-to-day operations in the short term. To stay ahead of the curve, utilities need to better leverage disruptive technologies - like AI and low-code application development - to make operations more efficient, agile, and future-proof. Free Electrons has partnered with nine of the largest utilities in the world including American Electric Power, EDP, and EON in order to bring breakthrough technologies into the utility world. Zinier’s platform can support some of the most critical use cases faced by utilities today, including smart infrastructure deployment, predictive asset inspection & maintenance, and workforce management for in-house and outsourced crews.
“We are very excited to be part of the Free Electrons 2021 program to support and enable utilities in their digital transformation,” said Prateek Chakravarty, Chief Executive Officer at Zinier. “With clear traction from the market, it is a true testament of the power and relevance of Zinier’s low-code field service automation platform to deliver operational efficiency and time-to-value gains to the utility industry.”
Over the coming 6 months, Zinier will partake in a collaborative program with the 9 participating utilities to refine and pilot the Zinier solution. This will allow Zinier to work closely with the utilities to better understand their most critical challenges and more importantly collaborate on how Zinier’s low-code field automation platform can address those challenges and deliver future-proofed solutions. With proven traction and success in the Telecommunications, Construction and IT Services industries, Free Electrons represents a clear accelerator for Zinier in the utility space, disrupting it’s field operations and addressing it’s most complex challenges.
Zinier’s low-code field service automation platform empowers field service organizations with the combined power of humans and technology to keep our world up and running. Powered by AI, Zinier transforms how teams coordinate and execute work, so they can solve problems faster, fix things before they break, and maintain an agile infrastructure that evolves with their needs. Enterprises around the world use Zinier to reach their full potential, delivering always-on service, while future-proofing for the unexpected.
We are a global team headquartered in Silicon Valley with leading investors including Accel, ICONIQ Capital, Founders Fund, Newfund Capital, NGP Capital, Tiger Global Management and Qualcomm Ventures LLC. Learn more at www.zinier.com
About Free Electrons
Free Electrons is a global startup program connecting the world’s most promising startups with leading energy utilities to deliver cutting edge solutions and co-create the future of energy. The program offers a unique opportunity for later stage startups to gain access to utility partners that can help them scale and expand into new markets around the world. Startups are also in the running for the prize of USD $200,000 – no strings attached. The utility partners participating in Free Electrons are leaders in the clean energy transition extending across more than 40 countries, with access to over 82 million customers worldwide, representing over $173 billion in combined revenue.
Get to know more about Free Elections on our website: https://www.freeelectrons.org