The technology company Bright will help OKQ8‘s electricity customers to reduce their climate footprint, through a digital platform that makes it possible to control electricity use to the hours that are best for both the wallet and the environment. The deal is Bright’s eighth in a short time and means that a total of 400,000 Swedes have access to the technology.
We are proud to be involved and help OKQ8’s electricity customers to a climate-smart electricity use. Through our platform, electricity users will be able to easily control and control their home’s energy use, cost and environmental impact, says David Forsberg, founder and CEO of Bright.
Bright’s digital solution gives OKQ8’s electricity customers tools to avoid electricity use during the hours of the day when many people use electricity at the same time. The technology thus maximizes the climate benefits from solar and wind power and at the same time creates energy equalization in our electricity networks.
To contribute to a fossil-free future, we want to deliver clean energy and climate-neutral mobility to our customers. We see Bright as an important piece of the puzzle in that work, as their technology helps our customers reduce their climate footprint, for example when charging electric cars, says Philip Palmgren, head of business development at OKQ8.
OKQ8 is one of Sweden’s largest fuel companies, with 1.6 million members and approximately 740 stations across the country. OKQ8 works actively to drive the development of more climate-adapted and environmentally friendly fuels and products. As part of this, OKQ8 offers its members 100 percent renewable electricity from hydropower, wind power and solar energy. OKQ8 has been an electricity company since 1997.
Bright was established in 2012 and collaborates with electricity, grid and product companies that want to offer their customers the opportunity to control their electricity use. The aim is to maximize the climate benefits from renewable energy sources, reduce costs for consumers and help Sweden’s electricity grid cope with the increased load that electrification entails.