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Issue 32c

Molly  Lloyd Molly Lloyd Analyst

September 2018 in brief Suppliers increase capabilities in energy services for businesses SSE increased the services offered to its customers this month with the launch of its new flexibility services. It partnered with Origami Energy to offer real-time flexible energy management services through Origami Energy’s technology platform. Origami Energy is a technology platform provider for energy markets that provides real-time monitoring, intelligent control and optimal use of energy assets. This comes at a time when SSE is separating its domestic segment ahead of its merger with the npower supply business, and demonstrates a clear commitment to its business supply operation. Also this month, Centrica announced that it acquired Vista Solar, increasing the capability of Centrica Business Solutions in solar. Vista Solar is a Californian solar engineering, procurement and construction company which has delivered 40MW of solar projects to over 160 customers across the private and public sectors. Flexitricity, which is due to enter the business electricity and gas supply markets this year, attained £500,000 of government funding to help offer demand side response services to small and medium businesses. Flexitricity Chief Strategy Officer, Alastair Martin, said smaller businesses would have “a vital role to play in the long-term management of our energy system”, and that the funding would allow the company “to develop a cost and time effective solution that fits the requirements of National Grid as well as small sites.” Microbusinesses unsatisfied with energy suppliers’ complaints process Ofgem released its complaints Handling Survey 2018 showing ...

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