Mar 21, 2018
"...And when the government announced the smart meter rollout it was crucially the customers who owned that data.
Not the energy suppliers, not the district network operators, that to me was a massive opportunity to say 'well hang on a second'.
In a market where consumers feel more disempowered than any other market, all of a sudden they own the one asset that the industry needs to operate. That has to be a tool to rebalance the market."
On today's show I welcome Jane Lucy, founder of energy disruptor labrador. Jane first worked with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall to create the first collaborative communities around money and land and take on the supermarkets.
She has a really interesting backstory as a lawyer, single-mum and now as an energy disruptor.
She created Labrador which tracks your energy use through your smart meter and automatically switches you to the best tariff. As one of he most expensive household bills, most of us doing nothing about it. We don't switch tariff, preferring to stick with one of the big 6 energy suppliers where we could be saving up to £300 annually by switching.
I caught up with Jane to find out just how easy it can be..