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Emily Davidson

Wednesday 20th October 2021

Plan to drive down the cost of clean heat

The UK government launched its Net-Zero strategy with support to drive the adoption of heat-pumps and EVs. Households will receive £5000 support from April 2022 to drive the transition from gas boilers towards heatpumps.  Click here to find out more about the strategy. Our CMO Mark Coyle recently installed a full heatpump system at home and discusses his early findings at https://esgglobal.com/how-will-customers-experience-the-energy-transition/

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Emily Davidson

Thursday 14th October 2021

The Heat Pump Federation

The use of heat pumps for heating and domestic water is still a relatively new concept for the UK, however, the sector is developing rapidly. The Heat Pump Federation is here to help by providing market research in order to help you on the road to decarbonising your heating. For detailed advice on choosing systems and installers, click here.

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Emily Davidson

Wednesday 6th October 2021

The Grid isn’t ready for for the Renewable Revolution

As we prepare to speak at EMC on 7th October, this article by Wired describes the transformation needed in order for us to be prepare for the renewable revolution. Matt Simon, a science journalist at Wired, says an ideal world would be a creation of a single national grid so when the afternoon sun generates power in the Southwest any excess energy can be sent to the East Coast in time for peak demand, whilst also drawing wind power from the Midwest. Read more here.  

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Emily Davidson

Friday 24th September 2021

NIST Releases Draft of Cybersecurity Guide

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published a draft of its cybersecurity guide which presents strategies that can help in securing distributed energy resources and grid-edge devices. Read more.

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Emily Davidson

Monday 20th September 2021

George Behr set to talk at EMC

ESG's Director of Solutions and Engineering, George Behr, is set to talk at the Energy Marketing Conference in New York, on 7th October.

In his speech George will drawn from his extensive time as a leader in energy retail to explore the drivers shaping future customer energy and how this informs ESG's software platform.

If you're planning to visit EMC New York this year, please visit us at booth 126 and come and meet our team.

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Emily Davidson

Friday 17th September 2021

Energy systems must become smarter to realise the UK’s ambition of Net Zero

According to an article by Catapult the need for more flexibility in the energy system is crucial for a cost-effective low carbon transition. The FRED trial (Flexibly-Responsive Energy Delivery) is being led by Evergreen smart power, in the bid to win a portion of the governments £9.78 million, which they have committed towards smart energy innovation. Read more here.

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Emily Davidson

Friday 10th September 2021

The Energy Transition Needs Artificial Intelligence

A new white paper from my BloombergNEF colleagues, the Deutsche Energie-Agentur (Germany’s energy agency) and the World Economic Forum outlines 15 functions that AI can perform for the energy transition. To read more, click here.

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Emily Davidson

Wednesday 8th September 2021

ESG at Future of Utilities

Future of Utilities is THE reunion for energy and water sectors. Visit the ESG sweet cart and enjoy some free sweets whilst you reflect on the fast-pace change we’ve seen this year, debate new ideas, and unpack the latest trends with connections old and new. Take a break from the home office, with interactive content and space to mingle, you’ll be buzzing with new ideas. To find out more about the event, click here. 

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Emily Davidson

Tuesday 7th September 2021

Ofgem sets out priorities for EV rollout

On 4th September, at the Fully Charged Live Event, Ofgem's Director of Strategy and Decarbonisation, Neil Kenward, said that there will be a "three prong approach of increased use of electric vehicles, smart charging and vehicle-to-grid technology which together can help drive down costs for all GB bill payers.”

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Emily Davidson

Wednesday 1st September 2021

Karen Lee formally appointed as Supplier Representative

We are happy to announce that Professional Services Director Karen Lee has been formally appointed as a Performance Assurance Board member of the Retail Energy Code - as a supplier representative, alongside Paul Everett and Andy Knowles (separately to her role at ESG).

The PAB was formed to identify and address poor performance and compliance-focused responses and to escalate and apply performance assurance techniques, supporting the vision of the REC to provide a best-in-class industry code.

This appointment comes at the same time that Karen celebrates 30 years in the energy industry.

We look forward to supporting Karen on her next chapter!

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Emily Davidson

Tuesday 24th August 2021

DCC network reaches 14 million smart meters milestone

On 18th August DCC announced that the 14 millionth smart meter had been installed in County Durham by Foxglove Energy. ESG supports over 4 million of those meters via our Smart products and services, with approximately 40% of all UK smart meters contracted for deployment through our software by 2025.   

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Emily Davidson

Wednesday 11th August 2021

Reducing your carbon impact

Looking to reduce emissions in months or years? Charge Energy have made a Youtube series for those looking to decarbonise their homes.  The 6-part series looks at the decarbonisation of homes as a whole; looks at everyday properties, and looks at cheaper measures too. This weeks episodes are "Cheaper Measures, Smart Thermostats & Sustainable Energy Tariffs" and "Generating, Storing & Shifting Electricity". To watch, click here.

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Emily Davidson

Monday 9th August 2021

Living Lab

Our CMO, Mark Coyle,  is now an active participant in the Living Lab by Energy Systems Catapult to explore the opportunities, needs and benefits of heat pumps and connected technologies following his recent home installation. Click here to find out how you can get involved.

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Nicholas Schepis

Friday 6th August 2021

Biden EV Deal With Car Manufacturers

Policies for slashing car emissions and accelerating widespread electric vehicle adoption were announced yesterday. Half of all new cars sold in 2030 will be zero-emission vehicles. The Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration also announces new fuel mileage and emissions standards. This is just one slice of the Biden administration's initiative to limit greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles. Click here to read more.

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Emily Davidson

Friday 6th August 2021

Smart meter network doubled in 12 months

Data Communications Company published its Annual Reports and Accounts for the year ending 31st March 2021 which showed the number of smart meters doubled in the last regulatory year. ESG’s smart metering software is empowering the most suppliers at all sizes to deploy and manage their UK smart meters effectively to deliver a smarter experience for their customers. Click here to read the full article by DCC.

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