6,809 renewable projects now generate enough power for 8.4 million homes

6,809 renewable projects now generate enough power for 8.4 million homes

Independent renewable capacity up by over 8% despite subsidy cuts

More than £227m was invested in 400 new independent renewable energy projects across Great Britain in 2017, the sixth annual Energy Entrepreneurs Report by SmartestEnergy reveals.

However, as renewable subsidies continue to fall away the pace of growth in the sector – which includes projects owned by developers, farmers, landowners and communities - was the lowest seen since the report was launched in 2012.

With the Renewable...

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SmartestEnergy and CDP continue partnership to drive transparency in renewables

SmartestEnergy continues to be the only UK electricity supplier accredited by CDP as one of their Renewable Energy Providers, with the partnership moving into its second year.

The supplier’s 100% renewable electricity, which is also independently certified by the Carbon Trust, provides the traceability and transparency to support UK companies disclosing their carbon emissions.

CDP, formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project, runs the global disclosure system that enables companies, cities, states...

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SmartestEnergy extends its business model with landmark Origami Energy deal

SmartestEnergy, the UK’s leading purchaser of independent generation and a supplier of 100% certified renewable electricity, selects Origami Energy’s Technology Platform to extend its utility business model.

Following a rigorous and highly competitive selection process, SmartestEnergy has chosen Origami Energy’s Technology Platform to manage its customers’ distributed energy assets and consumption. In an important strategic move, the collaboration with Origami Energy will allow SmartestEnergy...

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£14m wind project underway after power purchase deal signed

Construction has begun on one of only a handful of onshore wind energy projects to have been awarded a Contract for Difference.

Work on the Achlachan project in the far north of Scotland started after developer Whirlwind Renewables signed a 15-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with SmartestEnergy.

The 10MW, five turbine project - 17 miles from John O’Groats - is scheduled to be commissioned in early January 2019.

Once construction is completed at the site at Watten in Caithness, the Senvion...

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SmartestEnergy provides commercial services to 25MW Tynemouth battery storage project

Independent supplier/aggregator SmartestEnergy is providing the commercial services for the operations of the Tynemouth lithium-ion battery storage project developed in Newcastle by multinational power utility Enel.

Under the contract, SmartestEnergy will supply energy to and handle the offtake from the 25MW battery. SmartestEnergy will also provide services to support the four-year Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) contract which the standalone battery project has secured with National Grid.

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Businesses challenged to increase uptake of renewable energy in supply chains

Businesses are being urged to do more to accelerate the low-carbon transition by driving greater take-up of renewable energy in their supply chains.

A new report has highlighted the huge potential to reduce emissions if corporates leveraged their purchasing power to amplify their own sustainability efforts.

Research for the Renewable Energy in the Supply Chain report compiled by leading independent energy supplier SmartestEnergy and featuring contributions from the Carbon Trust and CDP, found...

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Independent generators can earn more with smart sales strategy

Unique ManagedPPA designed to help independents win in volatile market

Independent renewable generators can help offset falling revenues by being smarter about when they sell their power, finds a report from SmartestEnergy released today.

It reveals strong demand from independents for expert support on hedging, and SmartestEnergy is launching a unique trigger-based managed Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), which enables generators to take advantage of a rising market and protects them when prices ...

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Appointment of Chief Commercial Officer

SmartestEnergy is pleased to announce the appointment of Dave Cockshott in the role of Chief Commercial Officer.

The Chief Commercial Officer role is a new role created in our recent re-organisation to give us real commercial focus as we transition our business.

Dave will sit in the senior executive committee for SmartestEnergy and is responsible for all customer groups.

As the former Chief Commercial Officer at Inenco and former Director Industrial & Commercial and subsequently Domestic...

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Independent renewables power one in four households

Independent renewables power one in four households  but growth of sector flatlines in wake of subsidy cuts. Energy entrepreneurs turn to storage as UK battery capacity poised to grow up to 100 times by 2020

Growth in independent renewable projects has flatlined after years of dynamic growth in the wake of deep and sudden subsidy cuts, reveals SmartestEnergy’s fifth annual Energy Entrepreneurs Report, released today.

Energy entrepreneurs outside the traditional electricity supply sector are now ...

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SmartestEnergy accredited by CDP as UK Renewable Energy Provider

SmartestEnergy has become the first UK electricity supplier to be accredited by CDP as one of their Renewable Energy Providers. 

CDP, formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project, runs the global disclosure system that enables companies, cities, states and regions to measure and manage their environmental impacts. Over 5,800 companies disclosed their environmental impact to CDP in 2016.

To support businesses with disclosing environmental information, CDP partners with select organisations that...

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