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National launch for AceOn’s Renewergy Virtual Power Plant

National launch for AceOn’s Renewergy Virtual Power Plant

A ground-breaking new green energy system – which can generate extra revenue for local authorities and help them meet their climate change targets – has been launched by the pioneering AceOn group.

The Renewergy Virtual Power Plant (VPP) – launched nationally by AceOn at an APSE webinar in November – brings together the latest battery storage technology, smart energy software platform and solar energy panels to create an innovative and sustainable renewable energy system.

The Renewergy VPP is already being fitted as part of a £1million project to reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty in Shropshire – and AceOn say it could make a major contribution to helping the public sector meet its emission targets for the next 20 years whilst also providing a vital new revenue stream.

AceOn Energy managing director Richard Partington and company sales director Alex Thompson gave APSE members a first look at the scheme at the highly-successful November 10 webinar. The company, an official partner of APSE Energy, said response to the launch had been overwhelmingly positive.

Richard, a former managing director of Telford & Wrekin Council, said the VPP could bring long-lasting, significant benefits to local authorities and public sector organisations.

“We have developed a truly unique, innovative system which allows homes to capture solar energy and then store it in the most efficient and environmentally-friendly way for later use.

“This system not only drives down electricity costs for the homeowner or tenant, but makes the most efficient use possible of renewable energy and also provides a revenue stream when the surplus power is sold back to the National Grid.

“This makes it particularly attractive for local authorities, social housing providers and developers across the country who must meet their own carbon emission targets but also want to generate a return on their capital investment.

“They can be guaranteed the best price for selling any surplus back to the National Grid because of our use of the most sophisticated energy management software, opening up new revenue streams whilst being socially responsible, helping drive down fuel poverty and meeting their environmental targets.

“All this in a system which can be both retro-fitted to existing homes and installed in new developments and is small enough to fit in a cupboard under stairs.”

Richard said that the Renewergy VPP would be particularly attractive to: 

  • Councils delivering social housing.
  • Councils and their companies delivering new-build for either private rent or sale.
  • Councils who want to create a new Employee Salary Sacrifice Scheme around renewables where the employee saves money – and the council earns it.

“AceOn very much wants to work in partnership with local councils to deliver Renewergy. We have created a model that can make a significant on-going revenue stream for councils – and I know how extremely difficult it is to manage council budgets. And, with Renewergy, the more councils and organisations and homes that we can include within this partnership, the more that everyone can save and earn.

“We are convinced that through the Renewergy VPP we can play a really significant part in helping this country achieve its legal obligation to achieve zero net carbon emissions by 2050. That is good news for the environment, good news for the country and good news for householders, landlords and builders too.”

In Shropshire, AceOn is working in partnership with The Wrekin Housing Group and BEW Electrical Wholesalers to install the system into 68 existing homes and a further 11 brand-new energy-efficient properties. 

The company has a national reputation as a battery specialist, with over 30 years’ experience in the design and manufacture of custom-built battery packs and the distribution of industrial and consumer batteries to the worldwide market.

AceOn itself is regarded as the battery specialist, with over 30 years experience in the design and manufacture of custom-built battery packs and the distribution of industrial and consumer batteries to the worldwide market.

The energy division provides a training, service and distribution centre to offer a full turnkey solution for residential and commercial battery energy storage systems.

For more information about the AceOn group visit https://www.aceongroup.com/ or contact Richard at r.partington@aceongroup.com or call 01952 293388.

Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit unincorporated association working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority frontline services, hosting a network for frontline service providers in areas such as waste and refuse collection, parks and environmental services, cemeteries and crematorium, environmental health, leisure, school meals, cleaning, housing and building maintenance.






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