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Jersey Gas owner launches new energy business

Jersey Gas owner launches new energy business

Wednesday 14 August 2019

Jersey Gas owner launches new energy business

Jersey Gas's parent company is launching a new 'energy neutral' business across the water.

The product of the Islands’ Energy Group (IEG), which owns Jersey Gas, Guernsey Gas and Manx Gas, Guernsey Energy will aim to provide energy advice, products and services to help island residents find ecological and economic energy solutions.

"We are looking forward to bringing a new dynamic to the energy market in Guernsey, building on the gas business that we currently have," said Ian Plenderleith, Group Managing Director.

"We’re all aware of the importance for Guernsey to start producing and delivering more of its energy services on-island. Currently, all heating suppliers depend on fuels from abroad to heat Guernsey’s homes and power their businesses. And currently there isn’t anybody who is serious about providing green, on-island energy generation and supply services for the citizens of Guernsey."

Mr Plenderleith said in today's connect world, people wanted their energy provider to go "well beyond the traditional utility company", by being a body with good customer service and advice offerings. This came in the form of the company monitoring customer's systems, being able to provide tailor made services and having access to smart heating solutions. 

"This is precisely what Guernsey Energy will bring to the market," Mr Plenderleith said.

"We will offer a full range of smart energy solutions. For example, domestic and commercial solar, domestic and commercial solar/storage, heat pumps, commercial solar and solar/storage, gas/solar and of course state of the art gas heating solutions. We recognise that the energy market is developing at a rapid pace, so we will be working with our suppliers to stay abreast of the latest improvements.

"Finally, Guernsey Energy will be bringing wider benefits to the Island - developing on-island generation and supply opportunities, which in turn will bring quality jobs to the island in an industry that will continue to grow. And last, but not least, the energy security and resilience will be more secure, as Guernsey will now be generating its own renewable energy on-island."

Guernsey Energy will be up and running before the end of 2019.

Pictured top: Ian Plenderlieth. 

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