Energeo CEO's Review of 2018 and Look Ahead to 2019

Energeo CEO, Ian Dee

Energeo CEO, Ian Dee

Coleshill, UK, 21st January 2019

Happy New Year!

Firstly, thank you to everyone who contributed to Energeo’s success in 2018. Be that as a colleague, partner or client, it is very much appreciated, and you have helped drive the business forward greatly over the last 12 months.

2018 was transformational . . .

2018 was a year of growth for Energeo in many ways. Our order intake grew significantly against 2017, we added to our Business Development team, and we have expanded our portfolio of sustainability focused products and services to include intelligence that supports Electric Vehicle (EV) infrastructure deployment and Low Voltage network management. Our reputation as a geospatial innovator continues to grow, which in-turn ensures our credibility and that interest in the solutions we offer grows too.

Our EV focused work has been a catalyst for much of this growth. The service started 2018 as one idea amongst many others discussed with Bournemouth Borough Council but, with support and funding from the UK Space Agency’s ‘Space for Smarter Government’ programme, continued end user support and direction from Bournemouth, and a fantastically innovative approach from the team, blossomed into something I’m not sure anyone involved truly anticipated!

Then UK Science Minister, Sam Gyimah, described the project as “demonstrating the potential of satellite technology to benefit life on earth with innovative solutions”, whilst intelligence specialists Compelo named the work as one of ‘5 key projects readying Britain for take-off’ in the International Space Sector.

The Energeo team attended and exhibited at several events throughout 2018. These included exhibiting at 3PPP’s fantastic ‘Low Carbon Scotland’ and ‘Low Carbon Britain’ shows, and Climate Change Solution’s brilliant ‘Making Places Last’ conference – our 3rd year running at each of these events. We also attended the Cenex ‘Low Carbon Vehicle’ conference, and ‘Fleet Live’. The potential partners, suppliers and customers we met at these events will be critical to continued growth in 2019.

In addition to the EV work, we also worked alongside SmartKlub and the Satellite Applications Catapult on a project – Easy Energy Engager - to assess the feasibility of creating on online brokering system for renewable energy technology, supported one of the UK’s largest housing associations retrofit programme by delivering solar PV and building heat loss intelligence, assessed the rooftop solar potential of over 250,000 buildings across Bournemouth, Barnsley, Newcastle, North Wales and the Scottish Borders, and added locational intelligence to over 60,000 Energy Performance Certificates to allow them to be easily visualised and interrogated.

What’s in store in 2019?

2019 has started very much as 2018 ended – busily! This year we’ll be continuing to develop our EV offering to support point-of-destination infrastructure implementation and grid impact analysis of charging infrastructure installation, amongst other things. Our clients also continue to come up with myriad new uses for the EV data, including facilitation of cycle and bus lane planning and streetlight upgrade programmes. Additionally, we can now deliver the data via a Software as a Service platform, which removes end user need to host and manage data, and provides an intuitive toolkit for data visualisation, contextualisation and interrogation.

We’re hoping to announce significant news on upcoming projects later in Q1, projects which span Public and Private sector and feature delivery of products and services from every part of our portfolio. Also, please keep an eye out for an update soon regarding further expansion to the Energeo team – something everyone involved is extremely excited about!

We’ll again be exhibiting at Low Carbon Scotland, Low Carbon Britain, and Making Places Last, and will also be part of the marketplace at this years Business Energy Efficiency/Low Carbon Opportunity event. In addition, we’re hoping to have a presence at this years Cenex LCV conference, and we’ll also be part of the UK Space Applications event in London this month. We’re really looking forward to meeting old friends, and making many new ones, throughout the year.

On a personal note, 2019 has started with the surprise news that NewSpace People have named me in their 2018/19 Global Ranking of the Top 200 movers and shakers in the space industry – a massive, albeit pleasant, surprise, and I’m honoured to be considered part of such a fantastic group of space innovators. This is a team effort, and this news reflects the hard work of the entire Energeo family.

Once again I’d like to extend my gratitude to the Energeo team, and all our partners, suppliers and customers, for making 2018 so special, and for making 2019 an even more exciting prospect!

Thank you for being part of Energeo’s journey, we look forward to growing with you in 2019.

Ian Dee

21st January 2019