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News British Gas announces strategic partnership with Samsung

We are excited to announce a strategic partnership with Samsung aimed at helping customers better manage their energy use via their SmartThings app.

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News Strategic Agreement with Pod Point for Flexibility Trial

We are excited to announce a strategic agreement with Pod Point to conduct a 6-month flexibility trial.

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News British Gas and Hive launch EV FreeCharge

British Gas uses Centrica DSR intelligent scheduling platform to offer free EV charging for a year.

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News Sandbox Project Bags Two Major Industry Awards

We are delighted to have won two major awards in quick succession for our Sandbox Project in partnership with Dimplex and Midland Heart.

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Blog article Enabling British Gas’ first bespoke appliance tariff

We are excited to announce the launch of the British Gas Dimplex Quantum Tariff, the UK’s most advanced electric storage heating tariff for use with the Dimplex Quantum Storage Heater.

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Blog article Joining the DESNZ IDSR project

We are currently participating in the DESNZ Interoperable Demand Side Response programme, collaborating across government and industry to define DSR technical standards.

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Case study New Hive EV tariff add-on ensures cheapest and greenest energy use

Hive and British Gas trial a new tariff add-on for EV drivers to intelligently schedule their charging.

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Case study Connecting today’s electric heaters to tomorrow’s grid

Working with Glen Dimplex, a leading manufacturer of electric heaters, we’re launching a new project that will help lower energy bills for consumers – and also pave the way for more domestic devices to be used for balancing the grid.

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Case study Helping the UK charge ahead with EVs

We are participating in the cross-sector project, Optimise Prime, which aims to help networks plan for, and promote, the EV revolution.

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Case study From humble hot water tank… to Virtual Power Plant

We recently connected over 1,000 Mixergy hot water tanks to our DSR platform, thus enabling us to intelligently manage their collective storage capacity to create a ‘Virtual Power Plant’ that stores excess energy when the grid is quiet, then releases it when demand is high.

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Blog article Maesha research project

With the use of our demand side response technology, we’re playing a key role in the MAESHA project, helping to decarbonise an energy system for the first time ever.

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Blog article Building a virtual energy market in Cornwall

The Centrica DSR platform builds on the same technology that connected over 200 homes and businesses to build the innovative Cornwall Local Energy Market (LEM).

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Case study A Virtual Power Plant for every home

In 2019, we collaborated with sonnen to install a network of 100 domestic batteries that formed the UK’s most advanced Virtual Power Plant. The project, approved by National Grid, created an innovative network of decentralised home energy storage systems.

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