A pioneering battery and energy storage specialist based in Shropshire has teamed up with a national energy supplier to help deliver green power and lower the cost of bills in what is believed to be the first scheme of this type in the country.
Telford-based renewable technology expert AceOn has struck an exclusive deal with OFGEM-regulated energy supplier Rebel Energy to reduce bills for social and affordable housing tenants.
The partnership will see the companies offer local authorities and housing associations a green deal, which encourages investment in renewable energy to meet carbon reduction targets, while lowering household bills and providing a source of energy. additional income to the owner.
Through this partnership, homes will be equipped with solar panels and battery storage systems to empower tenants to generate, store and use their own clean electricity.
AceOn will supply and install the renewable technology, while Rebel Energy will provide the smart meters and operation and billing services to customers. AceOn has been working with Rebel Energy on the innovative business model for 12 months and says it will make renewable energy generation and lower bills accessible to more households.
AceOn Energy Managing Director Richard Partington said, “Energy costs are rising rapidly and we are all feeling the effects. But for some households, these price increases are completely unaffordable, and more people than ever will find themselves in fuel poverty.
“Our partnership with Rebel offers people living in or on the edge of energy poverty the means to generate and store their own clean electricity for years to come, which is great news for tenants. But it also has many benefits for housing associations and local authority landlords, who can take a step closer to meeting their carbon reduction targets and earn money from the renewable energy generated. Our model also keeps a lot more money within the local community and economy.
AceOn has a strong track record in providing renewable energy solutions for the public sector. The company is the Approved Partner for residential energy storage of the Association d’Excellence du Service Public (APSE Energie) and also the Approved Supplier of the Sector for the National Housing Federation. Richard Partington has just been appointed vice-chairman of Solar Energy UK’s National Local Authorities Task Force.
Rebel Energy’s social mission is to fight against fuel poverty. CEO Dan Bates said, “Our new partnership agreement with AceOn is aligned with our vision to be an integrated energy company, making energy more affordable for everyone.
“The link with AceOn allows us to create clean energy and distribute it to the public at a lower cost. Much more needs to be done to fully transition to renewables and not rely on fossil fuels, but we are now able to offer greener choices to those who will benefit most.
Richard added: “We recognize the potential to bring social value to local communities through renewable technologies, and this is a high priority for us. We have already partnered with public sector organizations to do this, but we are really excited about the model we have developed with Rebel Energy as it takes our work to a new level, bringing benefits to tenants, service providers social and affordable housing and the environment. It’s win, win, win.
A version of the model for private landlords and tenants and landlords is also being developed.