How we helped make EV charging cheaper and greener for Igloo Energy customers
Igloo's mission is to deliver "energy to the connected generation". Igloo Energy were looking to grow its energy supply customer base with an energy supply product that appeals to electric vehicle (EV) owners, and enables their customers to interact with their energy use.
Igloo partnered with ev.energy to deliver an end-to-end EV charging solution that:
Reduces wholesale costs, by optimizing charging to align with Igloo's energy trading decisions
Provides transparency on energy consumption and spend to its customers, through a user-friendly Igloo-branded app
Minimises the technical complexity of integrating with multiple electric vehicles and charge points
Gathers real-time insight on its customers’ charging and consumption behaviours, at home and on the go
What we built for customers
Within 6 weeks, ev.energy built a customised front-end and back-end charging optimisation platform that integrated with Igloo's existing energy systems, and customised its EV charging app for Igloo customers. Shortly after launch, Igloo customers were charging their electric vehicles on ev.energy's platform.
How we optimised charging
Igloo's system was configured to reduce the strain on the electricity grid by shifting charging away from peak times, and reducing carbon emissions on the electricity grid. The result was a beautifully shaped load curve, that is inversely correlated with the traditional residential demand profile.
Great news for consumers, great news for the grid, and great news for Igloo!
ev.energy's software shifted Igloo customers' charging from peak to off-peak periods, allowing them to wake up to a full charge while doing their bit for the environment, and saving on their energy bill.
Up to 50% saved using off-peak vs. peak wholesale & distribution costs
Hundreds £s saved per customer (on an equivalent annualised basis)
Typical 30% CO2 saving per kWh by charging during cleaner off-peak periods
Typical 0.25 tonne of CO2 saved per customer (on an equivalent annualised basis)