Trading solar energy platform for individuals, companies and small energy producers
As an innovative energy company, Alliander stimulates the use of solar energy by small companies and individuals. Normally unused energy is released to the grid of the energy company at a standard price per Kwh.
Alliander wanted to learn if it is feasible to allow companies and people to trade unused energy capacity.
Up2 won the contest to build a platform that provides real-time information on energy production and unused capacity and members can trade extra capacity. The system connected with smart energy meters and with the back-offices from cooperating energy companies to process the trade results on the invoices of the users.
200 individuals and small companies participated in the pilot. They recorded additional profits of trading solar energy on their energy bill.