Oct 21, 2020

Rebel Energy opts for TransUnion's TrueVision data platform

Data
platform
Utilities
Dominic Ellis
2 min
With up to 72 months of credit account history, TrueVision can help enable Rebel Energy to make more informed decisions
With up to 72 months of credit account history, TrueVision can help enable Rebel Energy to make more informed decisions...

Rebel Energy has selected TransUnion’s data platform, TrueVision, to provide a more accurate picture of an individual’s credit history - claiming it's a UK utility first.

With up to 72 months of credit account history, TrueVision can help enable Rebel Energy to make more informed decisions, as well as providing greater understanding about each individual’s financial circumstances, providing opportunities for tailored plans and enhanced customer relationships.

Dominic Goslett, director of utilities at TransUnion in the UK said: "It’s really important as the industry continues to deal with the impact of COVID-19 that energy providers know and understand their customer’s financial position so they can engage with them in a meaningful way."

TransUnion’s Financial Hardship Study, which has been tracking the impact of the pandemic since March, has consistently shown that utilities is one of the areas of greatest concern for those struggling with their bills.

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Dan Bates, founder and CEO of Rebel Energy commented: “Rebel Energy is on a mission to make a positive and lasting impact on our world and in our society – it’s about making a genuine difference. Harnessing the insights available from TransUnion, we will use a unique approach to moving customers away from prepay onto new, smarter meters that enable them to get the best prices for their gas and electricity. This will enable our customers to access better tariffs and also to build their credit history, helping them to move out of fuel poverty and transforming lives.”

TrueVision can be used by businesses in a number of ways, whether setting out new policies or refining existing strategies. Its extensive portfolio of attributes and proprietary algorithms can produce a more holistic view into consumer behaviour, helping the organisation to identify and understand the customer’s financial situation. Customer relationships can be strengthened by delivering appropriate communications and offers to the right customers at the right time, improving the customer experience.

Rebel Energy will also be using TransUnion’s industry-leading audience segmentation tool, CAMEO UK, for additional insight into its customers, which uses the latest modelling techniques to build intelligence, so businesses can make better decisions.

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Jul 27, 2021

Scala Data Centers sets 2033 renewables goal

datacenters
Energy
Sustainability
Renewables
Dominic Ellis
3 min
Scala Data Centers is pledging to provide its Brazil customers with 100% renewable energy by 2033 - as renewables activity steps up in Latin America

Scala Data Centers is pledging to provide its Brazil customers with 100% renewable energy by 2033.

The strategic goal follows the signing of a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with ENGIE Brasil Energia, the Brazilian's largest private energy producer. The contract guarantees the supply of more than 1,600 GWh of clean energy in 12 years, a volume sufficient to supply, for one year, a city of around 700,000 people.

Scala Data Centers is a sustainable hyperscale data center platform, founded by DigitalBridge.

Marcos Peigo, co-founder and CEO of Scala, said the agreement with ENGIE reinforces the company's non-negotiable commitment to base its operational growth on fully sustainable premises. "We focus on strategic partnerships that can scale and maintain our operation with the lowest possible environmental impact, without giving up the high quality and competitiveness that are recognised differentials of our company", the executive said.

Eduardo Sattamini, CEO of ENGIE Brasil Energia, added that offering solutions to decarbonise its customers' operations is in line with ENGIE's purpose of acting to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon neutral society. "Our partnership with Scala demonstrates the importance of sustainability as an added value for business prosperity, in harmony with the future of people and the planet" he said.

Data from the International Energy Agency (IEA) state that, in the last five years, 50% of the PPAs contracted around the world came from leading global technology companies.

Since 2007, Google has been using renewable energy and managed, 10 years later, to zero its global carbon emissions. More recently, Amazon has committed to zero carbon emissions by 2040 and to use 100% renewable energy by 2030. Oracle has expanded its commitment to sustainability, promising to leverage its global operations using 100% renewable energy until 2025.

Peigo hopes that its "leading role" can inspire other Latin American companies to follow the same path.

In regards to the UN’s 7th Sustainable Development Goal (Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all), Brazil’s energy policies have been very effective in meeting world’s most urgent energy challenges, according to Climate Scorecard.

Firstly, access to electricity across the country is almost universal and the electricity sector is the largest in South America. The power sector in Brazil serves more than 50 million customers, granting 97% of the country’s households’ reliable electricity.

Renewables compose almost 45% of Brazil’s primary energy demand, making it one of the least carbon-intensive globally, and its national grid is made up of almost 80% from renewable sources. A large part of its renewable resources come from biofuels and hydro.

 


Atlas Renewable Energy, along with Unipar, a leader in chlorine, chlorides, and PVC in South America, recently signed a large-scale solar energy PPA in Brazil. The clean solar energy supply will be generated through Atlas Renewable Energy's Lar do Sol – Casablanca II photovoltaic plant in Pirapora, State of Minas Gerais.

"The adoption of renewables is becoming a staple of good corporate responsibility and we at Atlas offer a unique opportunity for large energy consumers to clean their energy matrix and at the same time be sponsors of the social and environmental programs we develop to uplift the communities where we operate," said Luis Pita, General Manager of Atlas Renewable Energy for Brazil. 

Mauricio Russomanno, CEO at Unipar, added that the total amount of generated energy destined to Unipar will be enough to produce chlorine for water treatment to over 60 million people.

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