Edinburgh firm OnGen rolls out innovative energy saving tool

An Edinburgh-based company has launched an online tool to help companies cut their carbon footprint and save energy costs.
Edinburgh-based OnGen Energy was founded six years ago by Chris Trigg.Edinburgh-based OnGen Energy was founded six years ago by Chris Trigg.
Edinburgh-based OnGen Energy was founded six years ago by Chris Trigg.

OnGen Energy describes its renewable energy feasibility tool, OnGen Expert, as the “first of its kind”.

The business was founded in 2014 by chartered accountant Chris Trigg, who has worked in the energy industry for more than 15 years, with the aim of helping businesses to explore onsite renewable energy generation, including solar panels, battery storage systems, biomass and ground source heat.

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The firm has developed a “cost effective” platform, which can capture location and energy consumption data to deliver a financial and technical appraisal “in a few easy steps”.

Once the optimum system has been determined, the company works with a range of accredited installers to manage a site survey through the process and can also arrange funding for the project.

Trigg said: “There has never been a more important time for all energy users to consider how they can generate electricity and heat locally.

“It makes sense for the environment and financially. Being an online service means our clients can keep working with us during this Covid-19 crisis and be ready to act on climate change when it ends.”

Clients currently signed up include French multi-national Engie and various public sector organisations that are focused on meeting net zero greenhouse gas emission targets, including Edinburgh University.

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