BEN’s soft launch was in December 2017 and today, 6th April, we connected our first customers to the Blueskin Energy Network! This is what Hilary said: “By selling our power locally we can get around being paid a meagre 8c per unit of power we generate and can share our power with our neighbours. So it is a big win/win”. 

Not only will Hilary get a better rate and the confidence we are helping our neighbours share in this power, but those without solar PV get to buy her local, green electricity at a lower price than traditional grid power – so this really is a “big win/win”.

We’re as excited as Hilary and other residents passionate about local renewables and taking control of their power to democratize our energy system, starting with cleaner, affordable local power to increase community resilience.