The MaxBill team is excited about a new partnership in the utility industry. Amigo Solar, the first competitive provider of electricity for the regulated B2C market in Chile, has chosen MaxBill as its billing and customer management solution.

Amigo Solar owns and operates a portfolio of behind-the-meter distributed energy resources (DER), consisting of peak-demand storage systems, rooftop photovoltaic systems, smart meters and data loggers. Such a set allows the company to manage and optimize their consumers’ demand and create more favourable economic conditions for the supply of electricity.

Amigo Solar deploys its proprietary Intelligent Solar Electricity Network platform (RESI® – Red Eléctrica Solar Inteligente) in residential and office buildings, business parks, industrial facilities, shopping centres and other similar types of properties to aggregate demand and establish intelligent microgrids. Amigo Solar’s digitalized back-office processes have enabled the company to become 100% customer-centric and disrupt a market that has historically been deprived of any form of competition.

Amigo Solar’s business model involves supplying renewable electricity to small (<10 kW) and medium-sized (<100 kW) consumers at competitive rates that are lower than the regulated rates offered by the incumbent regulated utilities in their respective concession areas of service.

The MaxBill solution is used by Amigo Solar to handle all of the company’s customer management and billing activities. Amigo Solar relies on the advanced billing and reconciliation capabilities of MaxBill to support its multi-layered pricing schemes.

“MaxBill’s ability to quickly deploy an off-the-shelf SaaS solution that could serve as the backbone of our digital back office was the initial reason that we selected MaxBill. Looking at the bigger picture, MaxBill’s extensive global experience in the competitive utilities sector and its dedicated project team along with the strengths of the solution will significantly contribute to our ability to capitalize on this disruptive market opportunity.”

Yuri Sylvester, Chief Business Development Officer at Amigo Solar

Amigo Solar selected MaxBill after conducting a proof-of-concept trial and is currently using the solution in a SaaS model. The full deployment of the MaxBill system was completed within one month.

“We are proud to be supporting Amigo Solar and its new energy supply operation with our modern approach to billing. Amigo Solar shows how an efficient and open billing platform can be immediately leveraged and serve as the base for building a profitable business and benefiting customers with a better service and lower costs.”

Kirill Rechter, CEO of MaxBill