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Centrica Boosts Its Energy Efficiency Offerings

UK utility Centrica says it plans  to expand its home energy management offerings to help consumers save more energy and support grid flexibility. 

The utility says the services will include integrating consumer solar, battery and heat pump technologies. Integrating domestic battery storage alongside solar installations could free up as much as 4.5 gigawatts of power capacity. 

The idea behind home energy management is a suite of energy assets that brings together energy insight and efficiency together with energy solutions and optimization techniques. 

To support its home energy management services, the utility into has acquired GreenCom Networks and Mixergy, a startup formed by the University of Oxford's Energy and Power Group. The buys add an internet of energy provider and intelligent smart hot water tank technologies to the utility's energy efficiency offering.

The technologies are intended to allow Centrica customers  to sell energy generated onsite back to the grid. Customers also will be able to track hot water patterns in their homes and heat just enough water to meet their needs, potentially saving money and energy.

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Matt Chester on Mar 1, 2019 9:16 pm GMT

Thanks for sharing, DW. Do you know if these programs include support for lower-income homes specifically built in?

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