Energy Locals was founded in Australia by Adrian Merrick, who has lots of experience in the energy industry and a variety of other areas including eight years in the military.
Energy is a capital-intensive industry and two investors came on board to support our mission to replace the traditional energy model with a decentralised model that puts customers in control.
The first is Cape Byron Power, which operates two biomass power stations in NSW. We buy energy in NSW from Cape Bron Power.
The second is ERM Power. ERM is a large provider to industrial and government customers and has therefore been able to help us with wholesale market access. In November 2019 ERM was acquired by Shell. Shell has announced plans to disrupt the traditional energy industry with a renewables-led model.