As part of the UK Government’s Boosting Access for SMEs to Energy Efficiency (BASEE) project, arbnco and CGI have joined forces to improve energy efficiency amongst SMEs, alongside project partners Centrica, Energy Systems Catapult, Aston Business School, Durham County Council, Capitas Finance and Cyan Finance.

arbnco has developed the Digital Energy Efficiency Platform (DEEP) to assess energy needs and generate specific data-based recommendations as to how SMEs can save energy, money and carbon.

In phase 3 of the BASEE project, arbnco has been working with CGI to access energy data directly from smart meters for participating SME businesses.

Stephen Preece, Business Development Director at arbnco says:

This is great because it means that we can potentially support any SME regardless of how or who they buy their energy from, provided they have one of the new smart meters.  These are being rolled out as part of the Government’s targets to support the transition to net zero, and accessing this data in platforms like DEEP is one of the ways that businesses with smart meters are going to be able to really drive improvement and reduce their carbon emissions. We are really looking forward to seeing client data from smart meters come through our integration with CGI and start to support SMEs with their journey to net zero.”

With the cost of a business’ carbon footprint increasing in both financial and social importance, Julie King, CGI UK Director for Energy Retail and Net Zero says:

“At CGI, we are delighted to provide arbnco with access to energy data directly from the smart meter via our Smart Meter Access Service.  We recognize the value that this trial can deliver both economically, and socially are excited to support this initiative that will assist the our UK SME’s to make a real impact on their carbon footprint”.  


You can sign up to trial DEEP for free here.