Guaranteed savings with Hartree Solutions
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We want to help create a marketplace where UK organisations of all sizes freely control their own energy agenda, increase their revenue, and contribute to a healthy planet – unconstrained by capital expenditure.
We created Hartree Solutions to provide energy saving solutions that allow companies of all sizes to focus their capital on their core business activities, whilst Hartree invests in the solution to improve energy costs and sustainability impact. We believe all businesses need to put the environment at the heart of their energy strategy and Hartree Solutions has the desire, will and expertise to enable this.
Hartree Solutions will make the investment in cutting-edge generation and storage technologies on behalf of your business, uniquely optimising these assets (using our innovative AI system) to reduce your energy costs, lower your carbon emissions and increase your business’s long-term competitiveness.
We optimise, so you save, not your energy supplier
Very few energy users have true access to the real-time energy market, with them missing the opportunity to optimise power generation based on real-time market prices with the energy supplier enjoying the cost benefits. Hartree Partners Supply, our fully licensed supply business, becomes your supplier, meaning that we can access and optimise all the real-time market benefits and guarantee long term savings to your benefit. Through our trading team, real-time optimisation, asset knowledge and a fully integrated supply business we can optimise generation suit your needs and deliver to you a saving on every kWh of power you use.
We are a leading global energy trader
Hartree, as specialists in the energy industry for over 20 years, has a deep understanding of all energy technologies as this is core to our business of understanding the market. We use trading and market intelligence to unlock technical opportunities for you and as we are completely independent, we can offer best in class solutions, whoever the manufacturer and whatever that technology may be.
We offer a single cohesive solution
To your energy needs based on three core principles:
Build – we create the right generation asset or combination of assets for your business
Own – we own the asset, which means zero upfront expenditure for you
Operate – our team uses its deep trading experience to maximise the savings produced by the asset and minimise the risks of market volatility. It is this unique approach that enables us to guarantee savings to you over the long term, savings that allow you to remain competitive and transition your business to a lower-carbon future.
Hartree Solutions believe in
Each Hartree owned asset has its own trading account dedicated to your business. We give you insights and visibility of your energy data in real-time via our mobile app.
The energy market and related technologies are constantly evolving. Because Hartree Solutions is independent, we are technology agnostic resulting in our being free to use the latest and best technology to help you stay competitive no matter the original equipment manufacturer. We provide you with a solution, not sell you a product.
If something is not ethically sound, we will not do it. Our reputation, your reputation and the environment are paramount to us at Hartree Solutions. We will not compromise on these values.
We strive to create a healthy working relationship with you, as your virtual team. We are not interested in one-sided transactions, but long-term wins together as partners.
Based in our London offices, our account management and customer care team will be available to assist you every step of the way, from a dedicated project manager ensuring the design & construction phases run smoothly to a named customer services advisor who will help you with any needs you may have during the operational phase, all our support teams are just a phone call or email away.
We help power your business in a way that keeps it profitable, competitive and contributes to a carbon neutral world.
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Understanding REGOs: Do you know where your renewable energy is coming from?
One of the key drivers for the UK to reach net-zero is the continued development…
One of the key drivers for the UK to reach net-zero is the continued development of renewable energy projects to supply clean power to the grid and reduce carbon intensity. These projects can be powered by different energy solutions, including wind, wave, marine, hydro, biomass, or solar.
The recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) highlighted the urgent need for the world to transition away from fossil fuels to renewable energy. As this focus on reaching net-zero intensifies, particularly in the run-up to the key UN climate conference, COP26, we look at the role of the Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin scheme (REGOs). This government scheme, which was established to support the energy transition away from fossil fuels, provides transparency about the proportion of electricity suppliers source from renewable generation.
The REGO scheme is part of the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive, which requires all EU Member States to report what proportion of electricity consumption is from renewable sources. Following Brexit, the REGO scheme is under review in the UK. However, it appears it is the Government’s intention for the scheme to continue. The UK is now in a position where it can review this scheme and decide on a future approach that could expedite the journey to net-zero whilst improving transparency.
Currently, the scheme works by granting one REGO certificate to a renewable generator for every megawatt-hour (MWh) of renewable electricity produced. Energy suppliers must purchase and “retire” REGO certificates as part of their Fuel Mix Disclosure Regulatory requirements, therefore evidencing to end consumers the proportion of power produced from various fuels (renewables, coal, gas, nuclear, etc.).
REGOs can be sold separately to the power with which they are associated. Suppliers often purchase these REGOs without the associated power generation to ‘green’ their fossil fuel-based supply. This means the certificates don’t necessarily support or incentivise the development of new renewable projects, or “additional” projects, often referred to as additionality.
Additionality is becoming increasingly important to customers. It enables them to clearly demonstrate that they are actively involved with a new renewable project, rather than just buying REGOs from an existing project. This is often achieved through a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).
A customer will guarantee to purchase the power at an agreed price for an agreed length of time and receive the REGOs attached to that power through a PPA. This provides a level of certainty to the developer/investor of the renewable project to build it. The customer can claim the REGOs attached to this specific project and state that they are “additional REGOs”. It also has the benefit that a proportion of the customers’ electricity consumption will be fixed for the long term, which is usually more cost-effective than current energy market prices and also protects against rising electricity costs.
If an organisation is making a true commitment to zero carbon emissions like “Microsoft’s 100/100/0 vision and commitment for a decarbonized grid”, then REGOs are likely to play a smaller part. To truly operate with carbon neutrality 24/7, renewable technologies will need to be paired with energy storage and state-of-the-art energy optimisation to match supply and demand in real-time.
At Hartree Solutions, we can guide you through a net-zero strategy, signposting the best technologies to reduce your carbon from day one. We also have several options to help you access “additional” REGOs with both on-site and off-site solar. Additionally, for hard to abate emissions we can provide verified carbon offsets to set you on the right path from day one as part of your journey to net zero.
Hartree Partners and ecosecurities launch Project Araucaria to generate $1.5bn to support habitat restoration across Latin America
The project will work with local farmers, landowners, cooperatives, and NGOs in Argentina, Chile, Paraguay…
- The project will work with local farmers, landowners, cooperatives, and NGOs in Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay
- The project will help design, finance, and develop nature-based carbon reduction and removal projects, aiming to achieve the highest level of accreditation
- The project targets the creation of over 300 million tonnes of voluntary carbon credits over 30 years
Named Project Araucaria after one of the most endangered tree species in the region, this project will help design, finance, and develop nature-based carbon reduction and removal projects in Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay, generating over 10 million tonnes of voluntary carbon credits each year.
Aggressive agricultural land use and conversion in Latin America now account for almost a third of global greenhouse gas emissions, and over half the deforestation in the world occurs. By working alongside people who own, farm, and support work on the land, Project Araucaria aims to reverse this trend by promoting the conservation and restoration of forests and implementing sustainable agricultural practices.
Ariel Perez, Partner at Hartree Partners, said:
“Reducing emissions is vital to halting devastating climate change; but it’s not enough. We also need to remove carbon that’s already in the atmosphere by restoring key habitats that have already been degraded and destroyed.
“Hartree’s project with ecosecurities will bring significant investment and expertise to farmers, agricultural producers, and landowners across Latin America by supporting their efforts to restore habitats and ecosystems, targeting the reduction and removal of carbon in the atmosphere by over 300 million tonnes.”
Ecosecurities, an impact-driven provider of environmental services with over two decades of experience in carbon emissions reduction and removal projects around the world, will use its on-the-ground presence in and knowledge of Latin America to engage farmers, producers, and landowners across the region. Ecosecurities aim to design and implement at least 20 projects and programmes.
Pablo Fernandez, CEO of ecosecurities, said:
“If we are to turn climate commitments into tangible action, we must develop solutions that deliver benefits for local people, nature and, as result, to the entire planet.
“This is why we are delighted to be partnering with Hartree to deliver Project Araucaria – a vitally important initiative that will promote sustainable production practices and, in turn, reduce global emissions.”
The portfolio aims to achieve certification under the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and receive Climate, Community and Biodiversity (CCB) status; it will be marketed by Vertree, a joint venture formed between Hartree Partners and sustainability leaders SYSTEMIQ.
Hartree Partners, a leading global energy and commodities trading company will invest, develop, manage, and market the projects, to help meet the surging demand for high quality Verified Emissions Reductions as businesses look to play their part in addressing the climate emergency.