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Gateshead energy specialist launches new tech to tackle businesses' costs and carbon

A global energy and technology consultancy has developed new technology to help businesses monitor and manage their energy usage more effectively.

Gateshead-headquartered Global Procurement Group (GPG) has developed the new tech which provides real-time data that helps companies determine how much energy their assets use at any given point in time.

The technology has been developed by the company’s tech arm - ClearVUE Systems and Energy Lab - based in Malta and India respectively.

The technology will enable businesses to measure usage and manage it, helping them to reduce costs and carbon, in the drive towards the government’s 2050 zero net economy.

Fokhrul Islam, GPG CEO and founder of Northern Gas and Power - part of GPG - said: “From talking to our customers, we understand there’s a real demand for change. But the utilities sector needs not only a change of attitude; it also needs a change of technology.

“There is the opportunity to totally transform how businesses use and manage energy, as we move towards a sustainable, low-carbon economy.

“People want change - businesses tell us they want to become more eco-friendly, but technology has limited their ability. We know there is a real demand for change in people’s behaviours and we need to drive that through technology.”

ClearVUE’s Alpha.Lite energy software as a service (e-SaaS) is said to be the first of its kind, cloud-based, low-cost monitoring and targeting platform.

It provides businesses with an insight into their energy consumption, identifying inefficiencies and helping them reduce energy costs and waste.

While Alpha.PRO is a next-generation, cloud-connected monitoring and targeting system offering businesses the opportunity for live streaming of energy data down to one-second granularity, which provides the opportunity for instant action.

The company’s tech is used by the likes of Northumberland’s Alnwick Garden.

Mark Brassell, Alnwick Garden’s director, added: “This partnership has put the power back in our hands, giving the team access to plan ahead. It’s all about avoiding high energy costs and reducing waste. Sustainability is high on our list.”

Not only does the technology transform how businesses manage their energy portfolio, it also underpins GPG’s potential future growth.

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