Opus Energy News

As we experience the worst recession in 11 years, owners of the corporate responsibility budget might start to feel nervous. But there's no need - here's why a recession won't stop your business from being #sustainable 👉 https://www.opusenergy.com/brighter-business/why-recession-wont-stop-sustainability/

Your smart meter data is only used to help you understand your energy use better, and for suppliers to accurately bill you… it won't be used to stalk you 'Big Brother' style…

The #SmartGrid will be easier to manage than the existing network, as smart meters will communicate energy consumption more accurately 📲
This will make it easier for suppliers to forecast #energy demand, which will help to lower costs 💸 https://www.opusenergy.com/brighter-business/whats-the-smart-grid/

Our #electricity is 100% #renewable for the third consecutive year! Take a look at a breakdown of the electricity sources we use 👉 https://www.opusenergy.com/blog/opus-energy-100-percent-renewable-electricity/

What impact did COVID-19 have on GB's electricity system?

🌞 Solar produced more than coal
👇 Carbon emissions were down
🍃 Two-fifths of GB's electricity came from #renwables

Discover more ⬇️ https://www.opusenergy.com/blog/impact-covid-19-great-britains-electricity-system/

We’re proud to announce the launch of a new partnership with @Goodlight_led, giving Opus Energy customers exclusive access to discounted LED lighting products 💡

Learn more here 👇
https://www.opusenergy.com/blog/opus-energy-partners-with-goodlight/

Valpy Fitzgerald, Director of Green Markets at Opus Energy, highlights the biggest #sustainability obstacles #SME owners are facing right now in and explores the ways in which they might overcome them https://bit.ly/36UJlrA

During lockdown, balancing costs of running the network rose from a typical average of 5% of the wholesale price of electricity to 20%.📈 See what else has changed in the #ElectricityMarket since the beginning of lockdown 6 months ago: https://www.opusenergy.com/blog/how-covid-19-changed-the-electricity-market/

What’s the Climate Change Levy (CCL) and what's it doing on your business energy bill? Find out: https://www.opusenergy.com/brighter-business/climate-change-levy-ccl-business-energy-bill/

We've partnered with Budweiser Brewing Group, helping pubs and bars across the country slash their carbon footprint 👣

Learn more about the partnership here: https://www.opusenergy.com/blog/budweiser-exclusive-renewable-offer/

Some energy tariffs are smart-only because of the benefits of smart meters... Billing and customer contact is much easier. You're not getting blackmailed!

How much #RenewableElectricity is the UK using right now? Find out on Drax Electric Insights, where you can see things like:
⚡ What energy sources we're using
🔌 Current electricity demand
💸 Current power prices
and more 👇
https://www.opusenergy.com/blog/how-much-renewable-electricity-are-we-using-right-now/

Carbon intensity fell to 153g/kWh on average over Q2 2020 – the lowest average quarter on record. 📉 See how the electricity market has changed in the six months since lockdown: https://www.opusenergy.com/blog/how-covid-19-changed-the-electricity-market/

In September, we generated 15,503 kWh of energy from our #SolarRooftop ☀️ That's equivalent to:
💭 4.1 tonnes of CO2 saved
🌳 61 trees planted
🔌 or powering an electric vehicle for 69,800 miles!

Could burglars get hold of your smart meter data?

❌ No! Your smart meter data is secured with military-grade encryption. Only a handful of thoroughly vetted people have access to it. Your data is safe!

What are the benefits of an authentic #sustainability policy, and how should your business go about making one?🍃 Find out: https://www.opusenergy.com/brighter-business/authentic-sustainability-policy/

Are suppliers benefitting from #SmartMeters? 🤷

We've heard some pretty odd rumours recently, so we took this question to Smart expert, Bjoern Reinke 👇
https://www.opusenergy.com/blog/how-suppliers-use-smart-meter/

Here, Valpy Fitzgerald highlights the biggest sustainability obstacles #SME owners are facing right now in and explores the ways in which they might overcome them 💭

https://www.openaccessgovernment.org/overcoming-the-greatest-sustainability-obstacles/95743/

So, what's so great about smart meters?🤷

📱 They take automated, accurate readings
💡 ... provide data that can help you cut back on energy use
⚡ ... and are integral to the smart grid

In September, we generated 15,503 kWh of energy from our #SolarRooftop ☀️

That's equivalent to saving 4.1 tonnes of CO2 💭

We've been through this before...💭

At the peak of the 2009 recession fallout, 50 small businesses were closing everyday. And yet one year later, when business leaders were asked if they’d moved focus away from #sustainability, the answer was a firm “no”. https://www.opusenergy.com/brighter-business/why-recession-wont-stop-sustainability/

The bold, brave thing to do is to hardwire #sustainability into your long-term ambition for your business. Understand how to do that with our How To Guide - download it for free:
https://www.opusenergy.com/brighter-business/our-planet-how-to-guide/

Heard of the Powering Past Coal Alliance? Find out what it is, and why it's so important in our blog: https://www.opusenergy.com/blog/the-powering-past-coal-alliance/

#PoweringPastCoal

Broken smart meters and supplier misbehaviour?! Our #SmartMeter expert Bjoern is busting some of the oddest rumours we've heard about the smart meter roll-out in this blog: https://www.opusenergy.com/blog/the-smart-meter-roll-out-myth-busting/

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