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Good Energy, the Chippenham-based renewable energy provider, has launched an online platform to enable businesses to choose how and where their electricity is generated.
The company’s Selectricity platform matches businesses with providers in their area with the aim of providing them with more control and hour-by-hour visibility of their usage.
The project was developed by technology start-up Open Utility and piloted by Good Energy earlier this year. It is said to be the first peer-to-peer offering of its kind on the market.
Nick Hurd, minister for climate change and industry at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, said: “Unlocking the innovative capabilities of business is paramount to our transition to a low carbon economy, so I am delighted to see this project, which was backed by our Energy Entrepreneurs Fund, brought to the marketplace.”
Augusta Grand, head of policy at the Eden Project, one of the first businesses to use the platform, added: “Selectricity is a great advance towards the smart grid: being able to match our electricity needs to a particular local supplier gives us transparency and takes the strain off the wider network. We are delighted to be part of such an important new offering.”