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...

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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...

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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...

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Energy Entrepreneurs Report 2015: Record growth for independent renewables

Project numbers soar by 57% as over £400m invested

More than £400m - over £1.1m a day - was invested in independent renewable energy generation projects by businesses, farmers, landowners and communities last year.

The continued strong growth being seen in generation outside the big power companies came despite the renewables sector facing significant headwinds in political uncertainty and changes to renewable subsidies.

The independent generation sector has also had to deal with the impact...

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SmartestEnergy recognised as an Investor In People

SmartestEnergy has been awarded the Investors in People Silver standard, demonstrating their commitment to realising the potential of their people.

Investors in People is the UK's leading accreditation for business improvement through people management, and provides a wealth of resources for businesses to innovate, improve and grow, with a focus on good people making great business.

SmartestEnergy’s Chief Executive Officer Robert Groves commented on the award:

“We are very committed to our...

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SmartestEnergy joins leading customer service body

As part of our commitment to continually developing our market-leading customer service, SmartestEnergy has joined the Institute of Customer Service.

The professional membership body aims to help organisations harness customer service strategy in order to improve the experience of customers.

Robert Groves, SmartestEnergy’s chief executive, said joining the Institute was further demonstration of our focus on customers.

“Maintaining consistently high levels of customer satisfaction has been a...

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