Stuart Taylor, Head of Energy Transition here at Bryt Energy, spoke about some of the challenges facing a net zero energy future at this year’s Big Zero Show.

To achieve energy security in an electricity system powered by renewables, he argues that businesses across the UK need to truly embrace transitional technologies – such as solar panels and EVs. Alongside this, Stuart outlines the importance of developing holistic energy strategies supported by accurate data and effective collaboration, as well as encouraging businesses to embrace the behavioural changes necessary in achieving the net zero energy transition.

You can watch his full presentation here:

We’re proud to announce the launch of our partnership with Wattstor, a pioneer in intelligent energy management systems, and our new combined offering: MarketShield. Combining our zero carbon, 100% renewable electricity supply and unique access to electricity market revenue streams, alongside Wattstor’s pioneering optimisation technology, our offering enables industrial and commercial end-users to take advantage of the electricity market volatility, whilst maintaining supply cost certainty. We’re delighted to offer a solution in line with our shared commitment to sustainability, that will help businesses to reach both their environmental and financial goals.

You can visit Wattstor’s website for more information:

In a recent collaborative effort with us, the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) have unveiled a report providing informative and practical insights to assist workplace and facilities management professionals in developing holistic net zero plans.

Surprisingly, despite public commitments to carbon reduction, our findings reveal that a significant number of organisations lack fundamental baseline data for assessing their carbon footprint. IWFM offers a practical guidance checklist stemming from a thought-provoking discussion with industry leaders and energy experts, emphasising the critical role of enhanced data and transparency in driving progress towards decarbonisation.

For more findings, download the full report from IWFM’s website, here:

In a video interview with BusinessGreen, our Sales and Marketing Director, David Taylor, and Chris Curry (Energy Transition Consultant) sit down to discuss the energy crisis, rapidly improving sustainable technologies, and the net zero transition.

You can watch the recording on BusinessGreen’s website:

In a recent BusinessGreen article, we discuss how businesses that embrace energy efficiency and optimisation can reduce their overhead costs, all while driving progress towards the UK’s goal of net zero emissions by 2050.

We suggest that businesses need to embrace new approaches, not only in how much electricity they consume but also in how and when they use it. With technology and behavioural changes, flexibility in electricity consumption can help balance the system, helping to support a secure and affordable net zero future.

You can access the article here:

We’ve collaborated with edie to release a new guide on energy flexibility, which covers the business benefits of including flexibility in an organisation’s energy strategy, and explains why it is crucial in supporting the net zero energy transition. We offer an expert viewpoint from Chris Curry – Energy Transition Consultant – who suggests that optimisation solutions are key to support energy systems powered by more renewables.

To learn more, you can download the full ‘edie Explains: Energy Flexibility’ report from edie’s website, here:

As part of this year’s Big Zero Show, Chris Curry – Energy Transition Consultant – argues that the role of demand response needs to evolve if we want to achieve an effective net zero energy system.

In his presentation, he suggests that more dynamic management of energy assets is needed to provide greater system flexibility, helping to avoid network stress events. To truly make a difference, he argues that flexibility needs to be more accessible to businesses of all sizes and types, allowing them to better support an electricity system powered by renewables. Lastly, he emphasised the role that transitional technologies – such as storage batteries and heat pumps – have to play in a net zero future, as well as highlighting the importance of smart meters, which are empowering businesses to better understand their energy usage.

You can watch his full speech by visiting Future Net Zero’s website, here:

In a new issue of Premises and Facilities Management magazine, Chris Curry – Energy Transition Consultant – discusses how building managers can aid the UK’s transition to net zero.

Although many businesses have invested in technologies to help them take control of their electricity usage – such as Building Management Systems (BMS) and metering systems – Chris argues that these systems are often disconnected from one another, causing organisations to lack a holistic view of their energy usage.

By getting to grips with their data, Chris suggests that businesses can make smarter decisions when it comes to optimising energy use in their buildings. He also argues that, in doing so, businesses will open up new opportunities to integrate transitional technologies – such as heat pumps and batteries – in their energy strategies, helping them to further reduce their emissions in the long-term.

To learn more, you can read the full article by clicking here:

Chris Curry, Energy Transition Consultant, contributed to an insightful webinar with the Carbon Trust, following a report which identified the financial barriers that must be addressed to make electricity system flexibility more widely available. Alongside thought leaders and key industry players from Lloyds Bank, SSEN and the UK Infrastructure Bank (UKIB), he highlights the next steps energy and finance sector representatives can take to increase the availability of finance for flexibility services in the UK.

You can watch the full panel discussion here:

Following edie’s SPARK! Net Zero Action Workshops event – which brings leaders across sustainability and energy together to connect and collaborate on crucial issues – we’ve collaborated with edie in publishing their Net Zero Accelerators: Renewables and Cleantech report. The report summarises high-level discussions from the event around how businesses can accelerate the net zero transition by adopting renewable electricity, and features an expert viewpoint from our Sales and Marketing Director, David Taylor.

With a distinct focus on renewable technologies, such as solar panels and battery storage, the report outlines key challenges and opportunities facing businesses as they look at their pathway to net zero.

You can learn more and read the Net Zero Accelerators: Renewables and Cleantech Report by visiting edie’s website, here:

In a series of articles, we explain why enabling businesses of all shapes and sizes to participate in demand flexibility is crucial to deliver a net zero energy future.

With a wave of transitional technologies such as heat pumps and electric vehicles expected to connect to the system over the coming years, we can expect to see a major increase in demand for electricity. Beyond this, as the electricity system transitions to use more renewables like wind and solar, which are largely affected by weather and cannot be turned on like traditional fossil fuel generation, it will become increasingly complex for local and national network operators to balance our electricity system.

We argue that an improvement in demand flexibility solutions is required in order to support the transition to a net zero system by rethinking demand response. The transition will require a change in perspective, as responsible consumption isn’t just about using less electricity, it’s equally about when you use it.

We highlight the point that the market must deliver consumer-focused, simple to manage solutions that are designed with business needs at their core, delivering broad appeal. In this way businesses can provide dynamic, well-planned management of their energy assets, helping to avoid network stress events and supporting an electricity system powered by renewables. Greater uptake of technologies such as data tools and monitoring platforms would make forecasting more accurate and agile – enabling businesses to make more conscious decisions about the way they use their electricity, and work smarter – at a carbon level as well as a price level.

With the right set-up and market access, consumers can be paid for participating in demand flexibility – adjusting their consumption in line with system needs. This allows businesses to generate revenue and save money whilst directly supporting the net zero energy transition, all without impacting their operations.

You can learn more about demand flexibility by reading the articles below: