VERBUND is the leading Austrian electric utility with focus on renewable electricity generation, energy trading, retail and transmission. The newly created Energy Service (ESCO) division (VERBUND Solution GmbH, the co-beneficiary in this project) is responsible for developing and managing innovative, energy relevant products and services for business and residential customers including distributed generation (PV), battery storage, electric mobility and home automation based on sensors & gateways to optimise generation and consumption. VERBUND will be recruiting residential electricity customers from urban and rural environments seeking to increase transparency and reduce electricity consumption and costs. Potential target group for customers for BENFFICE based offerings is 400.000 residential and small business electricity customers.