Smart Energy

Smart Energy is our way of helping you navigate through the evolving energy landscape. We select the right mix of energy technology to maximise the potential economic and environmental value of your projects.

What is Smart Energy?

Accessing cheaper, cleaner and more reliable energy for businesses and homes creates many opportunities, from local energy trading to smarter tariffs.

But, at a time of unprecedented change, how do you know what the right energy mix for your project is?

Smart Energy From Hydrock

Our smart energy consultants are all about energy strategy solutions.

We focus our efforts on the necessary shift towards a smarter energy infrastructure; with increased efficiency, reduced costs, and a cleaner, greener future for our power.

We help you:

  • Establish the right mix of technologies for your site
  • Develop a tradeable asset and income stream
  • Reduce energy costs
  • Meet and exceed decarbonisation and renewable energy targets
  • Create resilient power supplies
  • Overcome capacity restraints
  • Unlock constrained sites and developments
  • Minimise wasted energy consumption
  • Improve sustainability credentials

From developers to landowners, local authorities to asset managers, our smart energy experts help you understand your options and ensure you are getting the best possible service from your provider.

To speak to one of our smart energy consultants, contact us at smartenergy@hydrock.com

From developers to landowners, local authorities to asset managers, our smart energy experts help you understand your options and ensure you are getting the best possible service from your provider.

We handle:

  • Distributed power generation
  • Energy generation and storage
  • Renewable energy systems
  • District heating and micro-grids
  • Demand-side response/energy demand management
  • Active network management
  • Behind-the-meter generation
  • Capacity trading
  • Distributed energy storage systems

Smart Energy Opportunities

Revenue

Smart energy means new opportunities for revenue generation.

Our energy consultants help you create extra income and cost efficiencies from distributed energy solutions. We help to ensure you get the best return on investment from power generation, energy demand management, behind-the-meter, active network management and capacity trading.

For new developments, this means establishing an energy strategy and determining the right mix of technologies for your site, while taking into account the full lifetime value of these products.

By controlling energy assets, we repurpose existing utilities infrastructure to develop a tradeable asset and income stream​. Transforming collections of energy assets into micro-energy-stations to sell back their production to the grid.

Cost Savings

Smart energy means usage reduction and significant savings.

Energy costs are on an upward trajectory.

We focus our efforts to understand your energy demand profile.From here, we isolate dominant loads, develop an understanding of daily fluctuations and prioritise energy consumption reduction.

We utilise techniques, such as demand side response and load shifting, to help avoid costs for our customers.

Savings can be achieved by avoiding peak cost periods or time of use charges.

Wondering how much we could save you? get in touch today.

Decarbonisation

Smart energy means fighting for our planet.

Many countries, cities, and organisations have declared a climate emergency.

The next 10 years are crucial for achieving decarbonisation at scale, across both industry and local authority.

This will require unprecedented change in terms of consumption habits and how energy systems are deployed.

We will help you navigate through the evolving policy landscape in terms of meeting net zero goals, through understanding suitable energy and carbon strategies that take account of the unprecedented changes that are happening to our energy distribution systems.

We want to help everyone reduce their carbon output and enjoy clean energy by leading the behavioural and technological changes that are sorely required to achieve net-zero carbon.

Capacity

Smart energy means democratisation of assets.

From single houses to massive developments, we are all taking part in the smart energy future. We can help you unlock constrained sites and overcome capacity constraints; reducing demand and utilising on site generation to reduce connection costs and grid reinforcement charges.

The removal of technological and logistical barriers for energy generators means a democratisation of energy assets, where we all have a part to play.

We help knit smart energy strategies together with statutory and regulatory requirements, for both national and local planning policy, ultimately helping create community energy programmes. ​

We will help safeguard and guide your energy decisions, from energy storage to distributed generation. Making smart energy accessible, for everyone.

Let us help you remove energy constraints on your project.

Resilience

Smart energy means decentralisation.

The decentralised energy market in the UK is undergoing rapid change and growth as our energy production moves more local.

This drives efficiency but comes with a unique set of problems.

In the past, the National Grid was ‘centralised’, relying on large power stations with significant inertia to aid balancing. The growth of renewable energy has introduced both opportunities and constraints to this system.

As we further divest from fossil fuels, the need for optimisation and balancing increases.

We develop robust energy strategies to deal with the intermittency and power balancing of our new renewable energy generation, ensuring essential supplies are protected.

Smart energy for Developers

The world of construction has never moved so quickly. The advent of the smart city vision means that buildings must be designed and built with utmost flexibility in mind.

Smart energy powers smart cities: from low carbon heating, to renewable generation, energy savings and efficiency to the transport revolution.

We could complete the move to fully electric vehicle uptake as early as 2030. This requires the development of EV infrastructure to support and facilitate this move of vehicle from fossil fuels. Our grid is already at capacity before we even consider electrification of our heating demand and transport.

Our comprehensive energy audits allow us to assess sites and determine opportunities for energy savings.

Smart energy for Land Owners

Our commercial energy consultants identify ways to diversify land use, enabling you to maximise the available returns from your site.

We can ensure that your site is smart and sustainable; a valuable commodity for maintaining corporate and social responsibility.

By future-proofing your site with smart energy we can remove local constraints on your energy infrastructure, enabling a demand-led energy response for increased efficiency and lower carbon emissions.

Get in touch with one of our smart energy site experts.

Smart energy for Public Sector

We are perfectly placed to support Local Enterprise Partnerships and Local Authorities to develop their strategic energy plans.

Undertaking carbon management and energy efficiency services, we advise on the best smart energy solutions and potential building optimisations. Developing strategic energy projects at masterplan level.

Supporting your net zero commitments, we help council’s deliver carbon reduction their own asset portfolio and wider local authority area.

Smart energy for Asset Managers

The shift to a decentralised smart grid means that everyone can profit from energy production with less risk.

We unlock the potential value of your assets, creating revenue streams that maximise their long-term value.

From direct local production to capacity trading, smart energy opens up a world of new and exciting options for asset managers, as we all help to balance the grid and the market.

Are you making the most of your managed assets? Get in touch for a free consultation.