Behind the Meter Billing at Trent Basin
Informing residents about their energy consumption to drive behaviour change.
Behind the Meter Billing is a dynamic living lab, collecting data about active buildings at a community level, and show they can have far reaching benefits for households and for the grid. It builds on Project SCENe (Sustainable Community Energy Networks), an existing active building housing development in Trent Basin. A team from SmartKlub and the University of Nottingham set themselves up as an Energy Service Company (ESCO), essentially taking over regulation of the energy supply from Ofgem.
The Behind the Meter Billing project sought to streamline energy bills for residents. They made energy usage more visible to see if it could create positive energy behaviour and help people better manage how and when they use their energy supply and what they pay for it. This rich, real-time data will also give Ofgem insights into billing mechanisms and how community systems can help smooth out demand peaks for the grid, helping make energy more affordable for all.
Innovation type: Digital, Energy
Organisation type: Innovative SME, Private sector client, Research centre