SSE signs deal with Origami Energy to boost flexibility

The energy giant will use the platform provider’s technology to increase its offering to customers

By Jonny Bairstow

SSE has signed a deal which will see it use Origami Energy’s flexibility technology platform.

The energy giant says the move will allow it to offer valuable new energy management services to its industrial and commercial customers, helping them become more flexible in their consumption and generation of electricity.

It stresses this is becoming increasingly important as the energy sector and wider economy gradually shifts towards more decentralisation, decarbonisation and digitalisation.

SSE’s ‘Virtual Power Plant’ combines a range of demand side response, storage, combined heat and power, generation and electric vehicles to offer capacity and flexibility to different markets.

Peter Bance, CEO of Origami Energy, said: “Using our powerful technology platform, SSE will be enabled to deliver more valuable customer propositions, unlocking value for large numbers of owners and operators of dispatchable generation, battery storage and flexible loads.”