Join the Ecotricity Smart Grid
Ecotricity’s smart grid scheme gives businesses the opportunity to lower their energy bills, earn extra revenue and help create a more stable, greener grid for Britain while doing so.
How it works
Our smart grid connects green generators such as wind and solar farms, storage substations and businesses who use our energy. It’s digitally controlled and uses technology capable of monitoring and adjusting the supply and use of electricity. This avoids the peaks and troughs that make the traditional grid so costly and wasteful.
For example, when demand spikes we can turn on inactive wind turbines to boost supply. However, we can also smooth off the spike by slightly lowering demand at hundreds of participating businesses. Dimming the lights or lowering the air conditioning for 60 seconds makes all the difference, and it’s done automatically. Think of it as having your own remote energy manager helping improve your energy usage.
How your business can benefit
We’ll attach a wireless box to your meter that will intelligently control your energy use, making it more efficient. You’ll have lower energy bills and will receive a revenue share for taking part in our smart grid.
If your business is an energy generator and/or has battery storage, you can benefit from payments for generating, storing and exporting energy to our smart grid when we need it, with revenue share payments on top.