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Element Energy awarded BEIS funding for non-domestic smart energy management trial

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Element Energy has been awarded funding for Phase 2 of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s Non-Domestic Smart Energy Management Innovation Competition. This follows on from a successful Phase 1 project in which we developed the Energy Comparison & Advice Tool (E-CAT), a smart energy management software tool for non-domestic customers (see the Phase 1 press release here).

Phase 2 is running between now and January 2019. We are partnering with Octopus Energy to trial E-CAT with a small number of customers (around 20). Trial activities will include developing data monitoring and processing approaches and conducting user testing and using the feedback to update and improve E-CAT.

E-CAT is an easy-to-use online tool which uses customers’ smart meter data to provide real-time (half-hourly resolution) comparative feedback on their electricity usage (i.e. comparing customers’ usage to  organisations of the same sector, size, etc.) and tailored, actionable energy efficiency advice. It also includes a range of other features such as comparison within chains, historic comparison, identifying background power levels, tariff switching (same supplier) and DSR engagement, with more features in the pipeline. It has been developed for small non-domestic customers in the retail, hospitality and schools sectors, and it requires only a smart meter data feed to provide significant benefits. See below for example E-CAT screenshots.

If you are interested in getting involved in future large-scale trials of E-CAT, or for more information about this project, please contact Mark Hughes or Jonathan Stokeld.


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