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Your green energy

Ecotricity can help you cut your carbon footprint even further via a whole range of things you can do at home…
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Our smart grid scheme

A smart grid uses new technology to monitor energy demand and output and intelligently balances them to avoid peaks and troughs thus improving efficiency. If you have a home storage battery, you could benefit from Ecotricity’s smart grid scheme.

Here’s how it works. You’ll charge your battery from the grid and/or a source such as solar panels during a period of low demand. When demand increases so does the price of energy. The energy stored in your battery will be exported to our smart grid scheme when demand is peaking and we’ll pay you for it.

Our smart grid scheme will be coming soon.

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Energy supplies are monitored by the smart grid control centre, as is energy consumption, so that the two can be balanced for a more efficient energy grid.
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Climate Clock

The Climate Clock is a version of the Doomsday clock that has been running since 1947 - this tracks the risk of global man-made disaster, through man made technology (like nuclear weapons) - displaying the minutes and seconds left before midnight, when disaster strikes. The climate crisis is a small part of the calculations made.
The climate clock uses a similar approach, but, focuses only on the climate crisis - which is the biggest and most urgent existential threat we face.
"The Climate Clock is a countdown to the biggest man-made disaster we face - but also a measure by which we can track our progress - moving from fossil to renewable energy. It shows we have no time to lose - the clock is ticking…" Dale Vince, OBE.
Ecotricity is a sponsor of the Glasgow Climate Clock that will run every night until COP26.