SmartestEnergy helping developing world reap benefits of renewable energy

A charity which helps tackle global poverty through the development of renewable energy projects is being supported by SmartestEnergy.

Renewable World was chosen by staff to be the company’s corporate charity for 2016/17.

The organisation works to help the 1.3 billion-plus people in the world without access to reliable electricity through renewable energy projects aimed at improving local incomes, health and education.

Robert Groves, SmartestEnergy’s Chief Executive, said:

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SmartestEnergy strikes gold for people management performance

SmartestEnergy has been awarded the prestigious Investors in People Gold standard, becoming one of only 7% of firms in the UK involved in the scheme to achieve the level.

The award of the Gold standard followed a rigorous assessment process including interviews with staff.

Paul Devoy, head of Investors in People, said: “Such a high level of accreditation is the sign of great people management practice, and demonstrates a commitment to staff development and shows an organisation committed to...

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Independent renewable generators supply 7.6% of UK power demand with £1 billion of clean electricity

Innovative entrepreneurs are “indispensable” to low-carbon transition

Independent renewable generators are central to Britain’s low-carbon transition and now supply 7.6% of UK power demand with clean electricity, reveals SmartestEnergy’s fourth annual Energy Entrepreneurs Report, released today.

Last year energy entrepreneurs outside the traditional electricity supply sector invested over £376 million in 1007 commercial-scale projects, adding 2.4GW of new renewable capacity.

In the four years...

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SmartestEnergy Selects Allegro for Energy Trading and Risk Management

The UK’s largest purchaser of energy generated by the independent sector to manage physical and financial trading and risk management activities with Allegro.

Allegro Development Corporation, a leading provider of energy trading and risk management (ETRM) software, has announced that SmartestEnergy has selected the Allegro platform to manage its power, gas, emissions and renewables portfolios.

“SmartestEnergy need a robust, flexible and proven platform as a foundation to manage all of our...

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SmartestEnergy selects Zensar as its IT transformation partner

Zensar Technologies, a leading provider of digital solutions, software and infrastructure services, recently announced that it will partner leading UK energy company, SmartestEnergy to transform its core IT systems. As part of this initiative spread over three years, Zensar will help the company meet its strategic transformation aspirations.

The company has embarked on a critical transformation programme called BCR (Business Capability Review). The key objective of this company-wide exercise...

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CEO interview: Businesses are key to evolving our sustainable cities

With the people and businesses in our growing cities expected to be responsible for 80% of global carbon emissions by 2050, the way we generate, distribute and consume electricity needs to change. SmartestEnergy CEO Robert Groves shares his thoughts about how the business sector can lead the way.

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There’s no question that traditional centralised, fossil-fuel based generation will have to give way to sustainable, localised energy production alongside much more efficient,...

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A year of strong growth for SmartestEnergy

With success in customer wins and renewals, the launch of two new market-leading products, strong financial performance and recognition for our employee satisfaction, 2015 was a very positive year for SmartestEnergy.

Newly-filed annual accounts at Companies House show that turnover rose by 19 per cent to just over £1.2 billion in the last financial year, which proved a strong foundation for further success throughout 2015.

Employee numbers across offices in London, Glasgow and Ipswich increased ...

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UK’s first renewable electricity supply product with support from the Carbon Trust

SmartestEnergy to offer new energy label to highlight the source and carbon footprint of electricity supplied

Responsible businesses can now have increased confidence in the credentials of the renewable electricity that they have purchased, with help from a pioneering initiative launched by SmartestEnergy, the UK’s largest purchaser of renewable electricity from the independent generation sector. Advanced customers looking to go even further will be able to choose exactly which renewable...

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Boost for green generators from launch of UK’s first Carbon Trust-certified renewable supply initiative

Responsible businesses can now have increased confidence in the credentials of the renewable electricity that they have purchased, with help from a pioneering initiative expected to provide a boost to smaller-scale generators such as farms and communities.

The initiative launched by SmartestEnergy, the UK’s largest purchaser of renewable electricity from the independent generation sector, will help support demand for renewable power at a time when the sector is facing financial pressures due to ...

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SmartestEnergy customers to benefit from new demand reduction service

Businesses able to turn energy consumption into an asset

Independent energy supplier SmartestEnergy is launching a dynamic new service to enable customers to benefit from reducing demand at peak periods.

The company has agreed to provide Demand Side Response (DSR) capacity in the UK Government’s Capacity Market auction expected in January 2016.

Customers signing up to its new Smart DSR service will receive payments in return for reducing consumption when demands on the grid are high. They can...

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