bp and renewable energy supplier, Pure Planet, have announced a partnership to launch a new digital energy service that will support households, electric vehicle (EV) drivers and energy consumers in the United Kingdom.
The new digital service brings smarter control of renewable home energy, EVs, batteries, smart heating and solar power, as well as carbon-offsetting options, onto one easy-to-use consumer platform. It will be launched on Pure Planet’s app and website next month.
The low-carbon technology platform is intended to help people simply and more efficiently manage all of their varied energy usage – at home and on the road.
The digital services will be available to every Pure Planet Member and will be embedded into their app and online energy accounts.
Initial bp-powered features for Pure Planet Members include:
- Personalised insights into energy consumption at home and on the move;
- An estimate of how many CO2 emissions members are saving with Pure Planet;
- EV drivers will see real-time data on their energy usage, car battery status and cost per mile;
- Ability to link any car (petrol and diesel) to the app to see and estimate how much CO2 it emits and compare it with an electric vehicle; and
- Recommendations for other sustainable solutions to help them save even more, such as smart thermostats and EV home charging points.
Pure Planet co-founder and CEO, Andrew Ralston, said: “Future energy services are more dynamic, personal and digital. And they must be low carbon. This new service helps people manage their energy better by giving them all the information they need to reduce their emissions.”
“By deepening our relationship with bp, we’re creating Pure Planet 2.0. We’re building on our low carbon and green contribution to society by offering exciting new tech services and low carbon insights and are looking forward to sharing these with a wider audience.”
bp’s senior vice president for Zero Carbon Energy, Felipe Arbelaez, said industry, business and individuals all have a part to play in achieving a net-zero future.
“Equipping energy users with knowledge and understanding can help them better manage their energy and make more sustainable choices. We are delighted to partner with Pure Planet to develop this smart tech which can help inform smarter energy decisions.”
The move unites the award-winning digital renewables retail expertise of Pure Planet with the e-mobility focus and scale of bp.
Pure Planet, which launched in 2017, is Britain’s first energy supplier to offer both 100 per cent renewable electricity and 100 per cent carbon offset gas as standard across all tariffs. bp is a shareholder in Pure Planet. This exclusive UK partnership builds on the existing relationship between the two companies.