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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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Emily Davidson

Thursday 5th August 2021

Shell brand leader cites “purpose” as a key growth driver

The Charge Energy Branding Event, in which ESG were the Gold Sponsor, took place in North America in March 22nd-26th.Rahul Malhotra, Head of Brand Strategy & Stewardship at Shell - a valued and global customer at ESG, provides guidance to energy companies on how to drive their marketing, communications, business development and growth strategy.To see the full video, click here.

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Emily Davidson

Monday 26th July 2021

Electric vehicle charging market study

The Competition and Markets Authority has completed its market study into electric vehicle charging in the UK. "We have published the final report of our market study into electric vehicle charging. We have set out a package of recommendations to unlock greater investment, promote competition and build people’s trust in this sector." To view the report, click here.

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Emily Davidson

Wednesday 21st July 2021

How can the UK reach Net Zero?

According to an article from Lexology, the National Grid released its Future Energy Scenarios report this week which outlined 4 potential pathways for the future of energy. In order to reach the 2050 target, changes to the how we, as consumers, embrace smart technology will be pivotal. To read more, click here.

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Emily Davidson

Tuesday 20th July 2021

EV Energy Round Up

Below is a brief round up of electric vehicle stories that are currently effecting the energy sector.


Thanks to the UK's revolutionary Transport decarbonisation plan, the government has announced its intention to phase out the sale of new diesel HGV's by 2040. This will lead to cleaner air, healthier communities and tens of thousands of jobs. Read more.
According to an article written by Edie, the government have confirmed its decision to bring the ban of petrol and diesel cars and vans forward from 2035 to 2030. They have also pledged to move 25% of its car fleet to ultra low emissions by 2022 as its interim step. Click here to read more.
On 6th July Ofgem hosted Green, Fair Future: The Road to Electric Transport event where they discussed International Case Studies regarding System Planning & Operation for EVs and Equity and Inclusivity in EVs. To view the recordings and presentations from the event click here.

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