We’re Ecotricity, Britain’s first green energy company. Founded in 1995 by Dale Vince, who remains the company’s owner to this day, we’re not for dividend so invest 100% of our profits back into building new sources of renewable energy. Since building our first windmill in 1996, this model has enabled us to generate 1,875,701 MWh of electricity from the wind and sun and with planning approved we’re due to start building two new solar parks later this year (2021).
Ecotricity also offer a range of ‘Made to Measure’ energy services which support businesses to reduce their carbon and costs. These include Net Zero Consultancy, EV for businesses, Solar and Wind Generation, Visualisation and analytics, together with asset monitoring services. In addition we operate our own Virtual power plant which enables customers to trade the flexibility of their assets through our platform and extract value from their energy estates.
At Ecotricity we’re always working on new ways to fight the climate crisis, from bringing the first ever geothermal energy to the national grid, to putting pressure on the UK government to eliminate VAT on green products and technology in our Zero4Zero campaign.
Ecotricity group includes the world’s first vegan football club – Forest Green Rovers (described by FIFA as the ‘greenest football club in the world’), Little Green Devils which manufactures vegan food for schools and Ocado, The Electric Highway, a 300 site EV charging network currently being upgraded with 350kWh superfast chargers and Sky Diamond, the world’s only sustainable diamond made entirely from carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.