Some of the novel ‘New Energy’ customer propositions we are seeing coming to market feel more like the stuff of sci-fi – better suited to futuristic superhero films than your energy bill:
Fancy algorithms automatically working out what energy tariff I should be on and doing the grunt work of switching for meMy heating always delivering precisely 21oC of comfort without me having to touch the controls or equipment (I actually have mine set to 16oC! Am I warm-blooded or just thrifty?)Trading the energy generated on my solar PV roof with a neighbour – in other words, becoming an energy supplier myself!Electric cars making money as they supply the national grid, and we can sit back and watch TV/read a bookMy energy supplier notifying me of inefficient, energy intensive appliances and recommending suggested steps to take to cut my bills… surely the opposite of what they’d really like to be doing??
Those of you following our ‘New Energy’ research work will be familiar with these business models, and a multitude more, and how fast they are becoming reality – it is only a matter of time before many transition from early adopter to mass market. See our recent whitepaper.