Google to trace clean energy use with Enosi

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Google has agreed to pilot Enosi’s Powertracer technology to trace its Sydney campus energy consumption directly to clean energy sources.

This agreement will help Google better understand new models for clean energy procurement and tracing, and enable valuable research.

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Enosi CEO Steve Hoy said, “Google is a leader in the 24/7 carbon free energy movement. This initiative advances that commitment by demonstrating solutions and contributing to knowledge that can facilitate market developments. Powertracer is scalable to a mass market level. This means that Google, and any other enterprise or organisation, are now able to use this technology to trace their clean energy consumption across the grid, matching for source, time and price, certifying it is carbon-free.”

This follows the news that ReNu Energy Ltd has entered into subscription agreements with Enosi to invest a further $1.0 million, increasing its stake in Enosi to approximately 14%.

ReNu Energy CEO Greg Watson is pleased with their investee’s progress and said, “Google choosing Powertracer to trace its clean energy use in Australia is an outstanding endorsement of Enosi’s clean energy traceability solution. Enosi is arguably one of the global leaders in energy traceability technology, and if you look around the world as the drumbeat for 24/7 clean energy grows stronger, the need to be able to trace this energy, prove its provenance, grows too—and that’s exactly what Powertracer does.”

Enosi and Google are working together as part of an EnergyTag demonstration with the RACE for 2030 Cooperative Research Centre, led by UNSW. The initiative aims to assess accounting approaches and other tools for certifying 24/7 carbon-free energy to improve decision-making around clean energy contracting and demand-shifting. Enosi’s Powertracer technology will be implemented to track clean energy from source to customer and provide real-world case studies to the UNSW Research Centre for analysis.

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Google’s participation in this demonstration acknowledges the importance to further applications of the EnergyTag time-based energy attribute certificate (T-EAC) standard across the globe and the need for developing solutions that advance the movement to 24/7 carbon-free energy (CFE).

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