Could Energy as a Service (EaaS) change the world?

Energy as a Service (EaaS), in its simplest terms, is a business model where customers pay for an energy service without having to make an upfront investment. That “energy service” could mean smart metering, time-of-use tariffs, or even just providing advice. But it could mean more. What if it actually meant that you, the consumer, […]

Is fuel poverty being overlooked?

In the fight against climate change we must tackle energy poverty, but we can’t overlook fuel poverty. They’re completely different problems. Energy poverty impacts those with little or no access to sustainable energy (and having to burn fossil fuels to generate electricity), while fuel poverty refers to those who have access to it… they just can’t afford it. […]

There’s no such thing as ‘free’ energy

Well, that isn’t exactly true. You can provide energy for free, but it doesn’t mean that there aren’t costs associated with the generation of it. When we started Alpha 311, our initial intention was simply to provide enough energy to power a highway streetlight without cost. We wanted to save local authorities this expense (and […]

This is Engineering Day

On #ThisIsEngineeringDay we’re celebrating and acknowledging how engineering shapes our world and the impact that it can have on us all and our everyday lives. Alpha 311 was founded out of a want and a need to help local authorities save on the cost of powering streetlights and to try to solve this problem: how […]

Sir Julian Horn-Smith joins Alpha 311 as chairman

We’re pleased to announce the appointment of our chairman, Sir Julian Horn-Smith. Sir Julian has an unparalleled reputation in international business and is the perfect person to steer Alpha 311 into the future and help focus our grand ambitions. He was one of the founding members of Vodafone Group and was instrumental in developing the […]