Connected Energy has been formed by Scene Connect and CREATIVenergie, two Edinburgh-based companies, to support the provision of sustainable solar and biogas energy. The company offers integrated monitoring and support systems designed to streamline customer billing and product maintenance. Its technology platform includes a range of sophisticated technologies specifically engineered to widen the reach of energy access markets.
Solar streetlights are proving to be very popular local infrastructure investments in rural Odisha at the moment. Universally appreciated, easy to procure and install, relatively cheap and great for scoring political points with - solar streetlights are popping up in villages throughout the Indian state in which we set up a social enterprise, Urjaa Samadhan. Our team recently installed around 70 solar streetlights in a clutch of villages in the north-eastern district of Odisha called Mayurbhanj.
Scene Connect ("Scene") is a leading renewable energy consultancy in the community and local energy sectors. We are looking for an Office Administrator to join our team – supporting the directors and helping the rest of the team to work as effectively as possible. We’re looking for a candidate who buys-in to what we stand for, both in terms of our mission and our collaborative approach to team working. However, don’t let lack of specific renewable energy knowledge dissuade you from putting your hat in the ring
Connected Energy is looking to expand its world-class team by recruiting an energetic, ambitious and experienced technical manager.
Connected Energy is a new joint venture between two international energy companies, Scene Connect and CREATIVenergie, both based in Edinburgh (with offices in London and India). Connected Energy is a social enterprise in the business of developing and delivering innovative technology solutions, focusing on providing off-grid energy solutions to some of the world’s poorest citizens in the Global South.
Leapfrog's most recent seminar explored lessons that UK Community Energy can take from other jurisdictions where there has been a withdrawal of government support or never was any support in the first place.
The event was kindly hosted by Simmons & Simmons and was supported by Scene and we had four speakers who informed, challenged and explored some of the possibilities from beyond the UK with us:
Scene co-Directors Alex Schlicke and Vijay Bhopal to visit Odisha in February to assess progress to date and opportunities for further development of their project to support energy access in this remote rural area of India.
There's a lot of focus on technological gadgetry in the energy sphere. But those fighting the fight on the ground in the world of community energy realise that a lot of the action is to be found in the field of social innovation: new ways of owning the benefits that come from energy generation, storage, distribution and retail, new ways for financing community projects, and so on.
What is social innovation in community energy, were does it come from, and what directs it?
Since our inception we have intended to work throughout the UK and beyond. Whilst most of our work is centred around local energy in Scotland, it has been the intention of our social enterprise to use our skills to the wider benefit of humanity.
When we started Scene there where 1.3bn people in the world that had no access to modern electricity services. That number is now estimated at 1.1bn, with much of that reduction due to rapid electrification programmes in India and China. The World Bank and others predict that due to population growth, the bulk numbers of people without energy access in Sub-Saharan Africa, for example, could be approximately equal to today's number in 2030. A scary thought.