The Little Green Energy Company has been granted provisional permission to generate and supply electricity to island homes and businesses.
Its application to the Guernsey Competition & Regulatory Authority (GCRA) has been provisionally approved pending any representations or objections that are lodged against it, meaning that people in Guernsey could soon be able to generate electricity from solar panels on their homes and businesses. They will then buy the renewable generated electricity from The Little Green Energy Company.
‘It’s fantastic news for Guernsey that the GCRA has agreed with our application to open up the sector to competition. We know just how passionately islanders feel about the local environment and the sustainability of Guernsey. Islanders are very interested in environmentally friendly options when it comes to their consumption of energy,’ said Bob Beebe, CEO of The Little Green Energy Company.
‘It’s a very important provisional decision and one that helps secure a sustainable, green future for our islands. This decision provides choice for consumers across the energy market and means that customers can enjoy the benefits of the latest renewable technology, continuing to push innovation forward in the energy sector in Guernsey.’
The Little Green Energy Company has been operating in the Bailiwick for eight years and has supplied and/or installed over one megawatt of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems across the Bailiwick. Additionally, more than 500 kWh of battery storage systems have been supplied and installed. These systems can be used to store renewable electricity generated by the sun during daylight hours that can be released at peak times and through the night. They can also be used to charge electric vehicles and bicycles.
Mr Beebe added: ‘By using innovative measures to improve energy consumption, and by providing electricity generation through renewable resources, the solar PV and Tesla Powerwall battery systems we install are environmentally good news for our island.’
The Little Green Energy Company worked with the States Environment & Infrastructure Department as part of the Energy Forum during the consultation phase over the last two years. The company contributed to the development of the Guernsey Energy Policy, which the States approved last year, which includes a set of key milestones as part of the journey towards decarbonisation.
The announcement in full can be read here.