What started out as a conversation about how the gas industry might future proof itself, quickly evolved into a dialogue about how energy networks could place consumers’ interests at the heart of what they do.
Inspired by the example of customer-centric businesses including eBay, Amazon and AirBnb, which have developed collaborative platforms that have the ability to service different customers based on their individual needs, wants and behaviours, Futurewave is a digital platform that has the potential to impact energy consumers, the supply chain and investors.
Source It will provide energy consumers with clear information on their energy options and connect them with trusted developers and funding sources to help them realise their chosen route(s).
Build It will connect energy developers and the industry with each other and relevant projects that have been triggered by consumers. It will also enable them to identify areas of demand and to ‘seed’ projects where appropriate.
Fund It will connect individuals and communities with sources of investment that can fund their energy projects.
This second stage will focus on building momentum and developing a prototype which will test:
It will also deliver a business model and a launch plan, should the project move forward to phase 3.
To find out more about Futurewave, watch the video above or contact Futurewave Project Lead, Freddie Tilbrook.