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SmartestEnergy Australia announce plans to embark on a next generation energy project managing a 400MW battery storage virtual power plant

SmartestEnergy Australia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with CEP.Energy to manage and operate the first batteries delivered as a part of their wider planned 1,000MW Virtual Power Plant (VPP) project

SmartestEnergy Australia have today announced that they have entered into an MOU with CEP.Energy to embark on the creation of one of the world’s largest energy battery banks.

The first stage of the project will see SmartestEnergy Australia manage and operate the first 400MW of...

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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 as local lockdown measures are put in place according to the Government's tier system. 

Staff at our three...

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SmartestEnergy Business launches gas shipping capability

SmartestEnergy Business Limited (formerly Dual Energy) has today announced that it has extended its company portfolio to include gas shipping services in a bid to achieve significant growth in the UK energy market.

As a licensed supplier and now shipper of gas, backed by a unique trading arrangement with its sister company(SmartestEnergy Limited), the business is now in prime position to set out its highly competitive product offering and engage on a wider scale with the UK small to medium...

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SmartestEnergy issue renewable energy labels enabling customers to demonstrate their commitment to the net-zero carbon economy

For the fifth year in succession SmartestEnergy is issuing Energy Labels to our renewable electricity customers. All our customers on our certified Specific Renewable; Natural Renewable; and Renewable Standard tariffs will receive their annual Energy Label showing both their fuel mix and carbon emissions for the certification period (01 Apr 2019 – 31 Mar 2020).

The concept of the Energy Label was introduced by the Aldersgate Group in 2014 and SmartestEnergy were the first supplier in the UK to...

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Cambridge Colleges prioritise procurement of local renewable energy

SmartestEnergy, World Kinect Energy Services and Toucan Energy are working together to help connect all 33 of Cambridge Colleges, spanning 131 sites, to local solar farms, providing over 80% of their annual energy supply.

Under the three-year supply agreement with SmartestEnergy, the 33 Cambridge Colleges will be largely powered by two solar farms located within a 30-mile radius on SmartestEnergy’s ‘Renewable Specific’ product, certified by the Carbon Trust. The remaining volume will be...

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Renewables look to new opportunities as COVID-19 pandemic offers snapshot into the future of the energy system

SmartestEnergy’s ‘Smart Generation: State of the Market Report 2020’ outlines how flexibility and maximising merchant revenue models will be key to successful generation projects in the post-subsidy energy landscape.

September 2020 – London, UK: SmartestEnergy’s latest report picks up where their Annual Energy Entrepreneurs report series left off, revealing that independent generation continued to deploy 75.4MW of capacity in 2020 despite dwindling subsidy-support and construction delays caused ...

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SmartestEnergy introduces its new business supply structure broadening its market reach

SmartestEnergy’s market reach extends to small and medium-sized enterprises with the rebrand of Dual Energy to SmartestEnergy Business.

Next generation energy company, SmartestEnergy has today announced its official rebrand of Dual Energy, a Sussex-based energy supplier acquired in December 2019, to complement its award-winning Industrial and Commercial (I&C) electricity supply business.

The rebrand sees Dual Energy’s registered company name change to SmartestEnergy Business Limited and...

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SmartestEnergy signs PPA deal for Newhurst Energy-from-Waste facility

One of the largest power purchase agreements (PPA) seen in the UK Energy-from-Waste sector has been signed. 

Under the 15-year PPA secured after a highly competitive tender process, leading independent SmartestEnergy will buy the electricity generated by the new Newhurst Energy-from-Waste ('EfW') facility in Leicestershire.

The facility, which supports the Government's drive to reduce reliance on landfill and treat more non-recyclable waste at home, will provide 350,000 tonnes of treatment...

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SmartestEnergy add 20MW of gas peaking plant to their Smart Generation portfolio

Enablement works took place during the coronavirus lockdown period, demonstrating the company’s ability to continue to deliver key enablement works to help customers in accessing new revenue streams.

SmartestEnergy has completed enablement works to provide an existing 20MW gas engine site with access to new energy markets, including the Balancing Mechanism (BM). Notably, enablement works were carried out while the site was operational and during the height of the coronavirus lockdown, with...

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SmartFlex records its first trade with long-term Scottish generation customer set to maximise revenues across multiple sites

Owners of a portfolio of wind and hydro assets on the West Coast of Scotland switched to a SmartestEnegy’s Digital FlexiPPA and were the company’s first customers to trade using its new SmartFlex trading portal

SmartestEnergy has worked with the Lithgow family since their 10MW Allt Dearg Wind Farm was commissioned on Christmas Eve 2012. This renewable generation site is located on the West Coast of Argyll, Scotland, in an exceptionally windy location. Its 12 high-performing Vesta V52 turbines ...

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