About

Emergent was founded to rewrite the rules on energy and deliver decarbonisation faster.

The current energy system wasn’t built to deliver rapid investment in renewables in a way that works for all customers, and it is holding us back from tackling climate change.

Frustrated by the status quo, we have reimagined how the energy industry should operate to develop a new approach to designing and operating energy systems. Based around local areas, our approach will accelerate investment in renewables and enable everyone to benefit from affordable, locally generated renewable energy.

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Mission

We’re building a new kind of energy system from the bottom up - one neighbourhood at a time.

The current energy system – the way it’s structured and operated - is outdated, built for the fossil fuel and analogue eras.

The low carbon technologies that are available for households – like heat pumps and solar panels – are too expensive for most people. Meanwhile, companies who could fund the technologies on behalf of customers cannot achieve reliable returns on investment. We’re left to make do with so-called ‘green tariffs’ that do not directly increase investment in renewables.

To accelerate the transition to net zero emissions we believe we need to build local systems of integrated renewable electricity, heat, and storage technologies, that are designed and operated to work for groups of houses across a neighbourhood. By building tens of thousands of these local systems and connecting them up into a larger network, the national energy system could be run far more efficiently than it is today.

If you’re a housing company who, like us, wants decarbonisation to happen faster, while ensuring all of your residents, regardless of their income or status, have the chance to benefit from affordable green energy, we’d love to speak.

Team

We are experts, engineers, activists, game changers

Sitting where the cleantech and fintech industries converge, we are pioneers in whole energy system engineering, combining regulatory, market, financial, electrical and digital expertise to turn distributed energy technologies into dependable investments for infrastructure capital.

We are proud to have backing from the social impact venture fund Fair by Design.

Interested in joining the team? Drop us a note. We don’t bite (often).

Reg Platt

Founder CEO

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Reg Platt

Founder CEO

Ben Hayes

Operations Manager

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Ben Hayes

Operations Manager

Alexis King

Partnerships Manager

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Alexis King

Partnerships Manager

Simon Matthews

Business Development Adviser

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Simon Matthews

Business Development Adviser

Mark Crossley

Project Finance Adviser

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Mark Crossley

Project Finance Adviser