· Pilot supported and part funded by the government
· Customers using the platform currently include
Independent renewable energy company
The platform, named 'Selectricity', matches businesses with local renewable energy generators, providing them with more control and hour by hour visibility of their usage.
This will be the first peer-to-peer offering on the market, allowing businesses to make more sustainable choices and meet their corporate social responsibility and zero carbon emission goals.
"We're really excited to be launching Selectricity. This new offering puts consumers at the heart of the market and could unlock the potential of renewables with decentralised, local energy here in the
"The platform will allow companies all across the country to develop an energy mix which perfectly suits their business and brings to life their commitment to renewable energy".
"Unlocking the innovative capabilities of business is paramount to our transition to a low carbon economy, so I am delighted to see this project, which was backed by our
"We are putting innovation at the centre of our Industrial Strategy so that we are creating the ideal conditions for businesses and industries to thrive. This new online marketplace is an indication of how low carbon and decentralised, local energy schemes can work."
"Selectricity is a great advance towards the smart grid: being able to match our electricity needs to a particular local supplier gives us transparency and takes the strain off the wider network. We are delighted to be part of such an important new offering."
Agamemnon Otero MBE, CEO of Repowering London said:
"Our energy project in
"Thanks to Selectricity we now know that the energy being generated by our solar panels is being sold to the
Selectricity will be available for hundreds of business sites to join and with the advent of smart meters, there is also a potential to roll out the platform to households in the future.
Businesses can browse local generators, by computer, tablet or smart phone, and choose to be supplied by generators such as local wind and solar farms and schools.
Developed by technology start-up Open Utility, the platform was piloted by
"We are thrilled that
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Notes to Editors
· For more information on the platform, visit www.goodenergy.co.uk/selectricity
· The initial six month trial was conducted from
· The pilot was given
· The announcement follows the government's new consultation entitled 'A smart, flexible energy system'
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