What do the Eden Project, UK’s largest electricity generating water wheel and National Trust’s Snowdon Hydro have in common? #piclo

Peer to peer selling and buying energy just got a lot closer

Peer to peer selling and buying energy just got a lot closer

Piclo is not a miss spelling of a small wind instrument but the latest government-funded trial in non traditional energy selling. Piclo is a peer-to-peer selling platform! Its been called an eBay for energy. The thinking is that seller and buyers get closer together. Know where your energy comes from, know where your energy is going to. Agree a price and there you go. This is a six month trial. The Eden Project are one of the new buyers and the National Trust Hydro’s in Wales are one of the sellers.  The brains behind the trial is a company called Open Utility and they are working with one of the National Trusts partners Good Energy. This made the transition for us quite easy because of our existing agreements with Good Energy. We as an organisation have been looking at peer to peer selling or energy trading for a few years now but I think we are now at the start of something. Energy Local movement is also now getting off the ground, Sleeving is back on the agenda and private wire is something a lot of us are looking at again…. exciting times. For now its all things Piclo. Fancy some water wheel energy from Aberdulais Falls or some Snowdon Hafod y Llan Kwh’s?  For now ist restricted to sites with half hour metering (over 30Kwp) but have a look!

Snowdon hydro taking part in Piclo. Helping to further our learning on peer to peer selling

Snowdon hydro taking part in Piclo. Helping to further our learning on peer-to-peer selling

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