Company to bring ‘new dynamic to the energy market’

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A NEW ‘energy neutral’ company will be up and running by the end of the year.

Islands' Energy Group managing director Ian Plenderleith. (Picture by Chris George Photography)

The Islands’ Energy Group, owner of Guernsey Gas, Jersey Gas and Manx Gas, said Guernsey Energy would provide independent energy advice, products and services to help islanders find ecological and economic energy solutions.

‘We are looking forward to bringing a new dynamic to the energy market in Guernsey, building on the gas business that we currently have,’ said IEG managing director Ian Plenderleith. ‘We’re all aware of the importance for Guernsey to start producing and delivering more of its energy services on-island.

‘Currently, all heating suppliers depend on fuels from abroad to heat Guernsey’s homes and power their businesses.’

In today’s connected world, he said people wanted their energy provider to go well beyond the traditional utility company.

They wanted a company that provided them with an energy service that could offer them advice on how to reduce their bills and/or become ‘greener’ at a pace and cost that suited them. One that could offer them advanced online services to better enable them to monitor, understand, and manage their energy consumption and that could enable them to heat their homes and businesses in ways that was convenient for them.

‘Importantly, they also want to know that their energy company is monitoring their systems for them, in order to give them better information, that will enable a more tailor-made service,’ said Mr Plenderleith.

‘We will offer a full range of smart energy solutions. For example, domestic and commercial solar, domestic and commercial solar/storage, heat pumps, commercial solar and solar/storage, gas/solar and of course state-of- the-art gas heating solutions.

‘Finally, Guernsey Energy will be bringing wider benefits to the island – developing on-island generation and supply opportunities, which in turn will bring quality jobs to the island in an industry that will continue to grow. And last, but not least, the energy security and resilience will be more secure, as Guernsey will now be generating its own renewable energy on-island.’

Nigel Baudains

By Nigel Baudains
News reporter

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