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SmartestEnergy coronavirus (COVID-19) update

This company news update will be continually revised with the latest information from SmartestEnergy pertaining to our Business Continuity Plan and its implementation in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

SmartestEnergy’s established project team is continuing to manage the implementation of our Business Continuity Plan in response to the unique challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic with ongoing restrictions in place across the UK. 

Staff at our three UK offices continue to work remotely,...

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SmartestEnergy Business Limited announces the appointment of its new CEO

SmartestEnergy Business Limited has appointed Louise Wapshare, an experienced business leader who has held notable senior roles across the energy industry, as its new Chief Executive Officer. The appointment was effective from 1st April 2021. She succeeds Ben Giddings who was Managing Director since 2016.

Ben led the company through numerous challenges and achievements, which recently included the acquisition of Dual Energy Direct Limited by SmartestEnergy Limited in December 2019. Since...

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Collaborative Discovery Project Aims to Shape the Way Corporates Leverage Advanced Electric Vehicle Charging Capabilities

A new future energy project will explore how UK businesses can leverage advanced electric vehicle (EV) charging capabilities. The Proof of Concept (PoC) project will aim to explore service offerings that leverage Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) and Vehicle-to-Building (V2B) technology.

In signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), the following businesses signal their commitment to supporting the UK’s efforts to increase EV adoption and assist corporates in considering how best to electrify their...

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SmartestEnergy Renews 190MW Viridor Partnership Until 2025

190MW PPA will see SmartestEnergy continue to provide Viridor’s UK power projects with a route-to-market Energy Trading Services Agreement (ETSA).

February 2021 – London, England: SmartestEnergy is proud to have renewed its longstanding partnership with one of the UK’s biggest recycling and waste management businesses, Viridor.

A SmartestEnergy customer since 2002, Viridor’s portfolio of energy recovery facilities and landfill gas projects export around 1TWh of electricity each year.

The new ...

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SmartestEnergy Celebrates its 20th Anniversary: Shaping the Energy Landscape Since 2001

Having been established as an aggregator of independent generation projects in 2001, SmartestEnergy marks its 20th Anniversary this year and reaffirms its commitment to driving a smarter transition to net-zero globally. 

SmartestEnergy’s start-up journey in the early 2000s was intertwined with renewable energy from day one. SmartestEnergy took on a role championing independent generators embarking on new and ambitious renewable energy projects before commercial incentives were introduced –...

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SmartestEnergy Publishes Annual Report Showcasing UK Sustainability Ambitions and International Business Growth

SmartestEnergy’s Annual Report takes a look back at the highlights from a unique year, covering our global activities, increasing sustainability ambitions and response to the new normal.

SmartestEnergy’s inaugural annual report comes in the most memorable year of recent times. With the rise of a COVID-19, 2020 provided unique challenges for the business and our customers to overcome.

As the original asset-light energy supplier, we adapted to overcome these challenges to ensure that we could...

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185MW Ventient Energy wind portfolio added to SmartestEnergy’s SmartFlex FlexiPPA Platform

This new contract will enable Ventient Energy to carry out sophisticated hedging for some of its assets via SmartestEnergy’s SmartFlex Platform and participate in the Balancing Mechanism for up to 12 years

Today SmartestEnergy announces the start of a new partnership with Ventient Energy. The partnership will see some of Ventient Energy’s UK assets, managed via SmartFlex, SmartestEnergy’s FlexiPPA Platform, including Balancing Mechanism (BM) entry for transmission and distribution connected...

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Multi-Academy Trust switch to 100% renewable energy as they aim to become carbon neutral

One of the largest multi-academy trusts in England is now one step closer to becoming a carbon neutral educational organisation with the support of business electricity supplier, SmartestEnergy and energy consultants, Zenergi.

Oasis Community Learning, a trust with 52 schools across England has now switched 41 of its academies to SmartestEnergy’s renewable electricity product, that’s 80% of its schools.

The 100% renewable electricity product has been independently certified by the Carbon...

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PPA Customer Biffa Announce Financial Close on Protos Energy-from-Waste Facility

Biffa announce the financial close on their Protos energy from waste (EfW) facility in Cheshire. The project, along with their Newhurst EfW facility in Leicestershire, is the latest addition to a 15-year PPA with SmartestEnergy - one of the largest energy-from-waste (EfW) power purchase agreements (PPA) to ever be signed.

Last week, our customer Biffa, announced the financial close on their latest EfW facility, alongside its joint venture partners, Covanta Holding Corporation and Macquarie’s...

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Helping Businesses Fast-track to Net-Zero and a Festive Donation to Renewable World

As an energy company that champions the role of independent renewable generators and empowers businesses to deliver against their net-zero targets, we continue to support Renewable World with our annual festive donation. (Scroll down for our office opening hours over the festive period).

Today we launch our “Fast-track to Net-Zero” campaign, encouraging UK businesses to turn their sustainability ambitions into action.

Procuring renewable electricity is the most effective way for businesses to ...

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