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22 September 2022    Heat Pump Optimisation Platform Shows Path to Net Zero Heating


Hampshire based cleantech innovator Clear Blue Energy announced that following a successful UK pilot scheme, its innovative heat pump monitoring and optimisation platform, HE-VPPTM, is now moving into a commercialisation phase.


HE-VPPTM, which is short for ‘Heat Enabled Virtual Power Plant’, is a unique cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) monitoring and optimisation platform for low carbon heating systems such as heat pumps.  With the urgent need to decarbonise heat in the UK and other markets, dramatic growth in the adoption of these systems is required.  The platform can accelerate this by enhancing the overall value proposition for heat pumps – reducing heating and hot water costs for customers whilst delivering reduced energy consumption, emissions and providing greater security of supply.  By using remote data collection and cloud-based smart algorithms, HE-VPPTM ensures that heat pumps are appropriately sized and specified for the application, installed and set up correctly, and optimally operated throughout their life in response to customer needs and external factors such as weather, energy prices and electricity grid demands or carbon emissions. 


HE-VPPTM has been extensively field tested in the UK through a pilot scheme funded and delivered by a consortium led by Clear Blue Energy and supported by Local Enterprise Partnership, Enterprise M3.  The project demonstrated the capability of HE-VPPTM to monitor and optimise the control of large fleets of heat pumps installed in homes and businesses across the UK.  The platform has been integrated with several major international suppliers’ heat pump products and different configurations, evidencing its flexibility and suitability for commercial scale-up.  In most cases, no additional equipment is required in the home as the HE-VPPTM platform can communicate directly with the heat pump via a cloud connection to the customer’s broadband.


A new venture has been set-up for the commercialisation of the HE-VPPTM platform, further information on this will be announced soon.


Further information:

Clear Blue Energy

Enterprise M3 pilot



11 May 2020    Working with Energy Systems Catapult on Innovator Support Platform


Clear Blue Energy has recently provided a package of market and competitor analysis to HVAC innovators Logicor and Ventive, under the Innovator Support Platform (ISP) led by Energy Systems Catapult.  The ISP provides tailored support for selected SMEs utilising Catapult assets and capabilities alongside those of partners such as CBE.  Here, our domain area expertise and knowledge in the HVAC space has provided insight to help the innovators focus on the most attractive market opportunities for their products and services.  Read more about our work with Catapult here:



23 April 2020    Testing of Innovative Gas Microturbine 


Clear Blue Energy has started initial testing of a partner's innovative gas microturbine based cogeneration system.  The system has the potential to reduce energy costs and carbon emissions.  In future, if fuelled by biogas or hydrogen, it could offer one solution for net zero heat and power delivery for homes and commercial buildings.  Testing will focus on the performance and durability of the system under real and simulated load conditions in CBE's test facility.



18 February 2020    Clear Blue Energy amongst Winners of the Energiesprong UK Design Competition announced today


Clear Blue Energy is amongst the winners of the Energiesprong UK Design Competition announced today.  The aim of the Competition is to develop new approaches for high-performance, scalable and cost-effective net zero retrofit solutions focused on apartment blocks. The concept designs of the winning teams will be presented at Futurebuild in London, which takes place from 3 to 5 March 2020. 


The winning consortia were chosen by an international jury of experts. The consortia all consist of pioneering companies from a range of sectors and from across the UK, with Clear Blue Energy partnering Ventive and Melius Homes to develop billing, metering and monitoring concepts.


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5 February 2020    Renewable Heat: Smart Heat Pump Testing


Clear Blue Energy is conducting laboratory testing of a smart grid ready air source heat pump on behalf of a major energy supplier.  Heat pumps are expected to form a key element of the drive to decarbonise heat in the UK and other markets.  Working with partners on the development of smart controls for these systems will be critical to maximising their potential to deliver comfort and reduced energy costs for consumers, reduced carbon emissions and minimise impact on the electricity supply networks.


The work is being conducted at Clear Blue Energy's new test facility where we are able to rapidly evaluate the performance of energy systems in  wide range of real-world situations and integrate multiple new low carbon technologies together and optimise to deliver greatest energy savings. 




4 December 2019    Geoff Barker joins the Clear Blue Energy team


Very pleased to welcome Geoff Barker to the Clear Blue Energy team.  Geoff is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and has a wealth of experience in the commercialisation of innovative energy technologies.  Geoff joins us as Associate, initially working on an exciting project providing support to innovators in the HVAC sector.




3 December 2019    New Office and Test Facility


We recently completed the build of our new office and test facility in Hampshire, UK.  The new facility provides a unique capability to help to accelerate the development and commercialisation of low carbon heat, distributed energy and energy storage solutions for Clear Blue Energy, our partners and clients.  The project was part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development under the Loddon and Test LEADER programme. 

Read more here:

Clear Blue Energy Test Facility




14 March 2019   Clear Blue Energy works with Energy Systems Catapult to support digital energy innovator SIG


Read about our recent work with the Energy Systems Catapult to support SIG, an energy innovation company developing and manufacturing new digital energy hardware and software (Cloud) solutions for the emerging IoT (Internet of Things) industrial and commercial remote monitoring, reporting and asset control market.  The project is helping SIG to identify opportunities arising from current transitions in the energy market that best exploit its technology. We are advising SIG on market positioning, as well as engaging with appropriate sales channel partners through development of a robust commercial business model.  See more at:





5 March 2019  BEIS announces award of funding to consortium led by Clear Blue Energy


The UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) today announced the award of funding for a consortium, led by Clear Blue Energy, as part of the UK-Canada Power Forward Challenge.  Clear Blue Energy and its consortium partners will evaluate the potential of a low carbon Heat-Enabled Virtual Power Plant (HE-VPP) as a solution to the challenge of delivering decarbonisation of heat, providing cost-effective heat solutions for customers whilst minimising its demands on power networks.


For more information, see:

or contact Clear Blue Energy




22 February 2019  Dr Peter McCallum joins Clear Blue Energy team


Great to be welcoming Dr Peter McCallum to the Clear Blue Energy team, where he will be working on data analysis and insight from our pilots of innovative low carbon distributed energy systems.



3 January 2019    EU Funding and New Facilities


Construction work started today on Clear Blue Energy's new office and test facility in Hampshire.  The project is part funded by the EU EAFRD under the LEADER programme and will enable continued growth of the business as we develop and test new low carbon energy solutions for homes and commercial properties.  The new facility is expected to be operational in mid 2019. 




5 December 2018    Trademark transfer completed


Clear Blue Energy today completed the transfer of the myGen® trademark from British Gas Trading Limited. The myGen® brand will be used to differentiate our unique distributed generation products for homes and small businesses.




20 August 2018    Dr John Bannister joins Clear Blue Energy team


In support of Clear Blue Energy's continued growth, we are delighted to welcome Dr John Bannister to our team.  John brings a wealth of experience in innovation, technology development and product commercialisation to the team and has worked in the distributed energy industry for the past decade.









20 July 2018  CE certification of Clear Blue Energy's innovative microCHP product


Clear Blue Energy and its partners are pleased to announce the CE certification of its innovative new micro combined heat and power (microCHP) system.  The system will be undergoing market testing in the UK prior to a potential commercial launch.  MicroCHP is a system which efficiently and cleanly generates low cost electricity and hot water for homes and small businesses.  It offers a practical and cost effective solution to some of the major challenges faced by the energy industry in the UK, namely reducing bills for customers, reducing CO2 emissions and alleviating pressures on the electricity supply infrastructure.


For more information contact:

+44 7557 611837




18 October 2017  Clear Blue Energy announces acquisition of Microgen assets


Clear Blue Energy Limited, a UK based low carbon energy technology development and commercialisation specialist, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of the microgeneration innovation assets of an undisclosed ‘big 6’ UK energy supplier.


The acquisition positions Clear Blue Energy to provide leading energy companies and equipment manufacturers with technical and commercial expertise to accelerate the market introduction of smart connected energy saving systems for residential and commercial buildings, including:

  • Distributed energy systems, e.g. cogeneration, microCHP, hybrids and small-scale renewables
  • Energy storage
  • Intelligent controls, IoT and smart grid solutions

As well as acquiring certain microgeneration plant, equipment and intellectual property rights including a portfolio of international patents and Trademarks, Clear Blue Energy will take over ongoing projects, following the seller’s decision to exit this area of business as part of its business reorganisation.


Adrian Richardson, founder and Director of Clear Blue Energy and former Head of Microgeneration at Centrica, owner of British Gas, said “We are delighted to complete this transaction which supports Clear Blue Energy’s aim to bring innovative new energy saving products to market with our partners.”


For more information contact:

+44 7557 611837

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