Posted on: 06/12/2018
Last night we were very excited to pick up The Energy Award for Supplier of the Year at the Hilton Park Lane hotel. The judges praised us for our green thinking and commitment to transparency.
As we celebrate 10 years of our I&C Supply business, we are proud to win back the Supplier of the Year title since our previous win in 2012.
“This is a fantastic achievement to end a year of milestones for SmartestEnergy with record volumes and customer numbers for our supply business. The award recognises our role in driving the energy revolution by championing renewables and supporting a more localised and flexible energy system” says Chief Executive Officer, Robert Groves.
In our submission, we highlighted four key achievements over the last year that shows how we live up to our strapline, 'a next generation energy company':
Driving renewables up the agenda
We have been working with renewable generators since 2001. It's our business pedigree, so we take our responsibility as an aggregator-supplier seriously to drive renewable growth. As a supplier championing renewable generation, we’ve engaged with our I&C customers to get their support. This also aligns with the pressures they face to reduce their carbon footprint and their wider environmental responsibilities.
Official launch of our Asset Optimisation function
Our new Asset Optimisation function officially launched in the summer, harnessing our commercial intelligence to react quickly to market changes and ensuring our customers are connected to the most profitable revenue streams as they become available.
Building innovative contract structures
We pride ourselves on the market transparency we apply to our products and we recognise the role energy consultants play in helping consumers get value from the market.
We created a new commercial team to deliver innovative products and contract structures that enable our customers to respond to those "what if..." scenarios.
Efficiently managing data
With a more flexible energy system comes more data! We are investing in IT infrastructure year-on-year to ensure our core business systems are built for the increasing amount and complexity of data requirements created by our Asset Optimisation function.
Congratulations to all the winners and finalists at The Energy Awards last night! We hope to see you all again next year.