To sign on you need to enter the email address that you registered with Energy Locals. The system prompts you for a password. Remember that it must have:

  • At least 6 characters
  • At least one letter
  • At least one number
  • At least one of these special characters !@#$%^&*()+=

To sign on you need to enter the email address that you registered with Energy Locals. The system prompts you for a password. Remember that it must have:

  • At least 6 characters
  • At least one letter
  • At least one number
  • At least one of these special characters !@#$%^&*()+=

To sign on you need to enter the email address that you registered with Energy Locals. The system prompts you for a password. Remember that it must have:

  • At least 6 characters
  • At least one letter
  • At least one number
  • At least one of these special characters !@#$%^&*()+=

To sign on you need to enter the email address that you registered with Energy Locals. The system prompts you for a password. Remember that it must have:

  • At least 6 characters
  • At least one letter
  • At least one number
  • At least one of these special characters !@#$%^&*()+=

To sign on you need to enter the email address that you registered with Energy Locals. The system prompts you for a password. Remember that it must have:

  • At least 6 characters
  • At least one letter
  • At least one number
  • At least one of these special characters !@#$%^&*()+=

To sign on you need to enter the email address that you registered with Energy Locals. The system prompts you for a password. Remember that it must have:

  • At least 6 characters
  • At least one letter
  • At least one number
  • At least one of these special characters !@#$%^&*()+=

To sign on you need to enter the email address that you registered with Energy Locals. The system prompts you for a password. Remember that it must have:

  • At least 6 characters
  • At least one letter
  • At least one number
  • At least one of these special characters !@#$%^&*()+=

To sign on you need to enter the email address that you registered with Energy Locals. The system prompts you for a password. Remember that it must have:

  • At least 6 characters
  • At least one letter
  • At least one number
  • At least one of these special characters !@#$%^&*()+=

To sign on you need to enter the email address that you registered with Energy Locals. The system prompts you for a password. Remember that it must have:

  • At least 6 characters
  • At least one letter
  • At least one number
  • At least one of these special characters !@#$%^&*()+=

To sign on you need to enter the email address that you registered with Energy Locals. The system prompts you for a password. Remember that it must have:

  • At least 6 characters
  • At least one letter
  • At least one number
  • At least one of these special characters !@#$%^&*()+=

To sign on you need to enter the email address that you registered with Energy Locals. The system prompts you for a password. Remember that it must have:

  • At least 6 characters
  • At least one letter
  • At least one number
  • At least one of these special characters !@#$%^&*()+=

To sign on you need to enter the email address that you registered with Energy Locals. The system prompts you for a password. Remember that it must have:

  • At least 6 characters
  • At least one letter
  • At least one number
  • At least one of these special characters !@#$%^&*()+=

When you first log on the platform will ask if your site has solar or not. That sets you up as either a 'consumer' who buys energy, or a 'prosumer' who can both buy or sell.

You are then asked to set your "Community Prices".

For consumers this is the maximum price you are prepared to pay for solar energy produced by others in the community.

Prosumers also set the minimum price you are prepared to accept for your excess solar production from others in the community.

You can come back and change these prices at any time

This is called a Nominated Trade. Please note that only sellers can initiate nominated trades for buyers to accept.

The seller just clicks on the Nominated Trades button to go to the right page, then clicks on the yellow "Propose a New Trade" button. A new screen appears and asks you to enter the email address of the person you want to trade with. You then use the slider to select the price you want to sell for, and then click on the "Submit Trade" button.

Enosi then sends a message to your nominated buyer asking if they want to accept your trade proposal. If they click 'accept', then the trade is set up and will take effect from the following day.

Instead of a single rate for electricity, trades are priced and executed between community members in three stages:

  1. The first trades to be executed are called Nominated Trades.
    1. These are direct trades with people you know. Only the seller can propose a trade at a particular price.
    2. This ‘offer’ is sent to the other party and they either accept or reject it.
    3. If it is accepted, then this trade is added to your sequence of preferred trades
    4. You can have up to three accepted trades for both “Buy” and “Sell”. In the case of “Sell” trades you can set the priority or order in which you sell to your three buyers. This means you can prioritise say your ‘energy gift to Grandma’ above your trade with your neighbour.
  2. The second stage of trades are call Community Trades. In this case the two parties don’t necessarily know each other.
    1. Every community member sets up their Community Trade prices on the Platform. This involves setting a “minimum sell price” and a “maximum buy price”.
    2. After the nominated trades are executed, we match up the highest buy prices with the lowest sell prices available. When each seller’s exported energy is fully allocated we move on to the next lowest sell price and assign buyers until all the available Community energy pool is exhausted or there are no buyers left offering a suitable price.
  3. Finally, we assign the energy not traded within the Community to a default ‘trade’ with Energy Locals at the normal “Anytime Rate” and “Feed-in-Tariff” for energy consumed or exported respectively.

When you agree a new trade with a friend or change your community trade prices, these new instructions take effect on the following day, and remain in place until you make another change.

Since the Platform receives your metering data just once a day (with the previous day’s measurements), we can only calculate the trades on the day after the energy is actually used.

All trades are executed for 30 minute periods in line with the metering information received by the Platform.

However, since the Platform receives metering data just once a day (with the previous day’s measurements), we execute all the 30 minutes trades on the day after. So, you can only see the results of your trades the day after they happen.

For our first Platform release we have not enabled ‘time-of-use’ pricing. In later releases Enosi plans to enable this.

No. Neither Energy Locals or Enosi make any margin on your energy trades. However, there are government regulated network transport and environmental charges for the use of the power grid that need to be paid by the energy buyer. These are charged through your regular electricity bill. The platform displays the relevant network charges applicable in your area but the prices you set are only for the 'energy component' of your bill.

Once a month the Platform calculates the net result of all your trades for the previous 30 days. This amount is shown as a single line item and added or subtracted to your bill from Energy Locals.

No-one can track the distribution of specific units of energy across the grid to a particular place. Electricity doesn’t work like that. It’s more like a big lake where generators ‘pour’ their energy in on one side and consumers draw out what they need from wherever they are.

Enosi uses the measurements of these inputs and outputs and uniquely matches them. The blockchain algorithm is used to ensure that no-one can sell the same unit of energy to more than one buyer. On the platform you can see a unique trade identifier code for every 30 min trade. The counterparty to this trade will see exactly the same identifier on their system.