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Although some energy suppliers in the UK offer 100% Renewable Tariffs, the majority of these involve the supplier purchasing what are called "Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin". These simply confirm that for every kWh of energy you use that one kWh of energy has been generated from a renewable source "at some time" - not necessarily at the same time you used it.
REGO's were introduced to incentivise the building of wind farms, biomass plants etc but they cost very little and the generation mix is still governed by the supply and demand, so we still see coal and gas-powered power stations running at periods of peak demand.
With the app, if you have renewable energy, the "Percent Green" figure provides a true figure of how much of your generation you have used to supply your home.
If you don't have your own PV or wind generation the app still provides features such as
- Seeing how much energy you use and when. If we can all reduce our energy consumption and avoid the peak periods (8 am to 11 am on weekdays and 4 pm to 10 pm on weekdays) then that will have a positive impact on energy bills and the overall carbon emissions across the country.
- You can set schedules for your zappi/eddi to make the most of dual rate and variable rate tariffs
- You can change the mode of the zappi/eddi and set short boosts to charge the car straight away if needed
We are continuing to look for ways to add more features to the app and online account (myaccount.myenergi.com) for instance.
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