How it works
Sero Life provides an energy management service for the homes we serve. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, we’re working in the background to ensure that the occupants’ energy needs are met at the lowest cost and lowest carbon – it’s their choice which we prioritise. By virtually combining all the homes we manage, as well as using smart forecasting and energy storage, through Sero Energy we can buy electricity in bulk like a commercial user at the times of the day or night that it’s cheapest. This means we can drive down costs for residents as well as allowing us to provide services that help support more renewables on the National Grid.
The benefits that we can bring
Tackle fuel poverty
Air quality improvement
How it works
Sero Life has a complex energy engine that is continuously optimising every home, but ultimately it comes down to a simple principle – we buy electricity in bulk when it’s cheap, and we avoid using electricity when it’s at its most expensive. Of course, achieving this simple goal requires huge efforts! Our system forecasts any renewable generation from each home, as well as individually predicting occupants’ demands for heating, hot water and other electricity based on schedules and past behaviour. We’re watching weather, grid carbon emissions and electricity price, plus monitoring the status of any in-home storage and controlled equipment. All these and more are factored together to decide when each unique home draws or feeds power to the National Grid, run from batteries, or uses its own generation. Once we have all these unique energy profiles, we aggregate these future electricity demands to buy what we need in bulk at better prices than individual residential customers have access too.
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