NGP launches ALPHA.Lite – new Energy Software as a Service platform

Building on the news it was ranked the 25th UK business with the fastest growing sales in the prestigious Sunday Times Fast Track 100, Northern Gas and Power has launched its ground-breaking new Energy Software as a Service (eSaaS) – ALPHA.Lite.

As the energy consultancy looks forward to continued growth throughout the new decade, the global business has rolled out its highly innovative new energy management software, after a hugely successful 2019, when it was named UK energy consultancy of the year and also the fastest growing business in north east England.

Headquartered in Gateshead Quays, Northern Gas and Power is part of Global Procurement Group (GPG) – a leading, global energy consultancy working across three continents.

ALPHA.Lite is a ground-breaking new M&T system from GPG’s ClearVUE technology lab. The technology lab comprises up to 100 developers and engineers who specialise in the development of innovative new energy hardware and software technologies, to help businesses better manage their energy.

Cloud-based, and accessible on any platform, ClearVUE’s ALPHA.Lite offers businesses a hassle-free online subscription with the ability to view vital energy data in minutes of sign-up. It requires no expensive hardware or site visits and provides businesses valuable insight into their energy consumption, identifying inefficiencies and helping them reduce energy costs and waste.

Businesses gain the opportunity to manage their business energy consumption and costs across multiple sites from anywhere in the world and analyse vital energy fundamentals, including kWh, kW, kVA, Power Factor, cost and more. ClearVUE’s ALPHA.Lite analyses down to half-hourly energy data alongside supplier, distribution, transmission and government charges right up to yesterday’s consumption.

GPG had a stellar 2019, after posting revenue for 2018 of £29.6m; and it heads towards £40m, having achieved compound annual growth over the last four years of 148%, with profit growth standing at 144%. 

Revenue growth has been a key factor in its success, but it’s also the growth of its people across the globe and its technology which has set it apart. Its ability to develop its own in-house energy management software and hardware through its energy lab, ClearVUE Systems, has enabled the business to respond to the rapidly changing energy landscape.

Fokhrul Islam, CEO and founder of NGP and GPG, said: “There is the opportunity to totally transform how businesses use and manage energy, as we move towards a sustainable, low-carbon economy. People want change – businesses tell us they want to become more eco-friendly, but technology has limited their ability. We know there is a real demand for change in people’s behaviours and we need to drive that through technology.”

In addition to new energy management technology, the company has also launched two energy price comparison sites – Business Energy Quotes and Energie SuperMarché. Targeted to the UK and French markets these are the fastest and easiest low-cost, online business energy price comparison sites available in their respective markets. Requiring minimal customer input, just business name and post code, can generate a comprehensive range of competitive tariffs from a variety of suppliers.