Consumers are joining directly from our site ( Sign up here) or through our retail partners. Enosi also supports companies and member organisations by directing potential customers to the available energy communities. The sign-up process is simple and compelling, allowing users to either set-and-forget their trading preferences, or take a proactive role in their energy community.
Clean energy has come down in cost over the years, and now energy from solar and wind farms is cheaper than the regular mix of energy on the grid. The Enosi platform enables regular consumers to Deal Direct with clean energy sources and buy energy cheaper than from fossil fuels. We’re working with solar and wind farm owners to bring cheaper energy to the market.
We estimate that 70% of household’s consumption will come from solar and wind farms we’re partnering with in your State. When the wind is not blowing and the sun is not shining your energy will come from regular grid power contracts secured by the retailer. In fact with our first retail partner Energy Locals, NSW customers will be supplied via a contract with Cape Byron Power, a renewable biomass generator. Over time we will introduce more and more wind and solar energy, slowly increasing your clean percentage, and with battery storage for example we could get you to 100% actual clean energy. 100% clean energy matching is our objective and using a combination of software and hardware we believe it’s achievable, at a lower electricity cost.
Traceability is a new class of energy technology and Enosi is at the forefront of its development. Basically it uses the huge volumes of smart metering data now being generated to uniquely match electricity produced with electricity consumed. It will replace carbon credits, green certificates and other “greenwashing” approaches that have been used in the past to claim a clean “provenance”. Importantly, true traceability means the energy is only matched in the same time interval. Nobody believes they are buying solar power in the middle of the night!
The Enosi platform matches the meter data at the solar and wind farm with the smart meter data at your house, during the same half hour period. There are 48 half hour intervals every day and the software calculates the trades over the 24 hour cycle. Once you’ve signed up you can access the Enosi platform to see where every unit of energy has come from and (if you have solar on the roof) where your solar kWhs are going.
You can make the change in 3 simple steps:
When everything is up and running, we’ll notify you that your trading has started.
Matching your energy with solar and wind farm energy directly exposes the true lower costs of solar and wind generation, and reduces the energy cost to you. Importantly, it creates direct demand for solar and wind, and as that demand grows more and more solar and wind will get built. We believe the public should have direct access to cheaper energy enabled by the Enosi platform, and that new wind and solar investments will be made to serve this new market.
The Platform receives smart metering data from generators and energy consumer sites and applies a multi-tiered algorithm to match the two sides for every 30 minute period. This provides full traceability so that consumers can see exactly where their energy was generated. The buyers and sellers set and/or agree the prices offered, and when the match is made, Enosi determines the value of each trade. The Platform aggregates the value for each customer and provides the data to the retailer’s billing system to settle the trades on the your electricity bill.
The Platform enables:
The delivery of these products through the Platform will revolutionise the energy market. Our model will hasten the uptake of renewable power wherever it is deployed.
Our first fully commercial release is now available through Energy Locals, an innovative Australian retail electricity business. Customers can go to the https://energylocals.com.au/providers/enosi website enter your postcode and click "Join Now".
The web site then guides you through the required information required to switch to the Energy Locals/Enosi plan.
The team then checks your metering configuration and kicks off the process of getting you on to the platform.
If you need a smart meter, Energy Locals will confirm with you and arrange its installation. Once everything is in place, Enosi will send you a registration email to the Platform.
If you want to participate in our Deal Direct plan, and you are not already a customer of Energy Locals, then yes, you will need to switch.
If you are already an Energy Locals customer, then just enter your details on https://energylocals.com.au/providers/enosi to change your energy plan to the Enosi Deal Direct Plan.
Energy Locals operates on a member fee model. It doesn’t earn money from your usage and earns nothing from the energy you buy or sell via the Enosi platform.
Yes. Because the Platform executes trades for every 30-minute period of the day, and because we want you to be able to see your trade results every day, you will need to have a smart meter at your premises.
If you live in Victoria or already have rooftop solar, there’s a good chance you already have one. Energy Locals will check your details and arrange for a smart meter installation if required. There may be a small one-off charge for this new meter.
No. That’s one of the great things about energy traceability. You can buy solar energy generated by our wind and solar farm partners or from the rooftops of other community members. Not only is it clean energy, but you know exactly where it came from.
Yes, but you will need to register both sites and set up rules for each one.
The electricity industry processes can be slow and arcane. Your registration is probably going through one of the following steps:
Rest assured, once all these industry processes are sorted, Enosi will set up your account.
To sign on you need to enter the email address that you registered with Energy Locals. The system prompts you for a password. Remember that it must have:
When you first log on the platform will ask if your site has solar or not. That sets you up as either a 'consumer' who buys energy, or a 'prosumer' who can both buy or sell.
You may then be asked if you want to accept the offer to source your energy directly from one of our solar or wind farm partners. Go ahead and accept if you want to save money on clean energy.
You are then asked if you want to change your "Community Prices".
For consumers this is the maximum price you are prepared to pay for solar energy produced by others in the community. Prosumers can also set the minimum price you are prepared to accept for your excess solar production from others in the community. These max/min values have a default setting equal to you normal retail energy tariff (buy) and Feed-in-Tariff (sell) so that you are not disadvantaged, but you are welcome to set your price all the way down to zero (eg to donate your excess energy).
You can come back and change these prices at any time.
This is called a Nominated Trade.
The buyer or seller just navigates to the Trade Rules page, then in the Nominated Trades section, just clicks on the green "Add Nominated Trade” button. A new screen appears and asks you to select or enter the details of the person you want to trade with. You then enter the price you want to buy or sell at, and then click on the "Propose" button.
Enosi then sends a message to the other party asking if they want to accept your trade proposal. If they click 'accept', then the trade is set up and will take effect from the following day.
Instead of a single rate for electricity, trades are priced and executed between community members in four stages:
When you agree a new trade with a solar farm or a friend, or you change your community trade prices, these new instructions take effect on the following day, and remain in place until you make another change.
Since the Platform receives your metering data just once a day (with the previous day’s measurements), we can only calculate the trades on the day after the energy is actually used.
All trades are executed for 30 minute periods in line with the metering information received by the Platform.
However, since the Platform receives metering data just once a day (with the previous day’s measurements), we execute all the 30 minutes trades on the day after. So you can only see the results of your trades the day after they happen.
For our current Platform release we have not enabled ‘time-of-use’ pricing. In later releases Enosi plans to enable this.
No. Neither Energy Locals or Enosi make any margin on your energy trades. However, there are government regulated network transport and environmental charges for the use of the power grid that need to be paid by the energy buyer. These are charged through your regular electricity bill. The platform displays the relevant network charges applicable in your area but the prices you set are only for the 'energy component' of your bill.
Once a month the Platform calculates the net result of all your trades for the previous 30 days. This amount is shown as a single line item and added or subtracted to your bill from Energy Locals.
No-one can track the movement of electrons or indeed waves of electrical energy across the grid to a particular place. Electricity doesn’t work like that. It’s more like a big lake where generators ‘pour’ their energy in on one side and consumers draw out what they need from wherever they are.
Enosi uses the measurements of these inputs and outputs and uniquely matches them. The trading algorithm is used to ensure that no-one can sell the same unit of energy to more than one buyer. On the platform you can see a unique trade identifier code for every 30 min trade. The counterparty to this trade will see exactly the same identifier on their system, and an audit service is available to trace back all trading records and prove their veracity.
People trading energy need to be assured that no other entity is tampering with the trade data or selling the same unit of energy twice. Energy trading require immutability of records and shared view of transactions, particularly for final trade data and trading rules.
Every trade executed in the Enosi system is encrypted, and the platform includes an audit service allowing the auditor to be assured that the trade data is valid and untampered.
Enosi is a Greek word meaning ‘community’ or ‘joining together’.
Enosi operates a traceability software service that matches energy produced by renewable generators with the energy consumed at homes and businesses. This enables customers without their own rooftop PV to buy renewable energy direct from solar farms, wind farms and other customers through one of our partner retailers.
The Enosi model requires collaboration with
One example might be a small retail energy company working with property development/management group (the proponent) to allow solar community homeowners to sell excess electricity to each other, before the local power company.
Another might be a major corporation who sets up and promotes an energy plan for staff members by engaging with a wind farm to provide power to the employees under their retail contract.
It is important to note that Enosi’s traceability software operates entirely within the current rules and regulations. We only use certified valid smart meter data, and we meet all legislated privacy and consumer protections directly and through our licenced retail partners.
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