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Q Energy was started by Dr. Li Yao and Vijay Natarajan, with the objective of utilising the power of IoT and AI based technologies to solve the challenges facing the energy industry and accelerate renewable adoption. Li and Vijay have worked together for nearly 4 years in Sparta Digital, an IoT solutions company based in Manchester, with Li being an investor and CTO, and Vijay working as the marketing director. Though they built Sparta into a successful business, they wanted to create a focused product within the energy space, capitalizing on their experience and relationships in the UK, EU and Chinese markets. 

Currently, in the UK only 45% of the electricity bill is made up of actual energy costs, the rest of it is made of various charges based on when you use the energy and government levies to keep the network in balance. This situation is set to get worse as the UK tries to meet decarbonisation targets through existing centralised grid infrastructure, along with the growth of renewables, electric vehicles and electric heating. This is a global challenge currently being addressed by countries such as the US, UK, Australia and others in Western Europe.


We are passionate about intelligent energy systems and want to share our passion with the world. Starting here in Manchester we hope to reach as many businesses as possible to help them reap the value of energy storage with great savings on their energy bill and revenues!


 Smart energy management

Q Energy provides a smart energy management system that can be used by building owners/energy managers to optimise their electricity consumption by utilising battery storage

Artificial intelligence

Our system uses unique Artificial intelligence based algorithms that work for individual businesses, adapting to their energy needs.

Q Energy platform

The services include deployment of the Q Energy platform, with battery storage and/or Solar PV projects

Commercial buildings account for up to 40 percent of the world’s energy consumption.

Q Energy solution maximises the value of converting a building into a smart building solution, reducing energy costs by as much as 30 to 50 percent. Q Energy is currently positioned to focus on Behind-the-meter (BTM) solutions for commercial & industrial customers.

Any non-domestic customer with load peak load of 70 KW (to have Half-hourly metering) and above could benefit from Q Energy , with or without battery storage. Q Energy are also working on the services for SME clients who are part of the smart metering rollout in the UK.

Q Energy is a UK based digital energy services provider, contributing to the future of energy.

City-wide energy marketplace platforms could emerge for sharing & utilising energy data to enable the city meet its decarbonisation targets.

Peer-2-Peer energy trading systems will be well developed coordinating potentially millions of future prosumers to improve the overall operation of the power system. This would easily demonstrate the benefits of implementing different levels of smart technologies in buildings through data analytics and enable consumers to interact with the energy markets.

New business models and appropriate remuneration across different stakeholders will be available for this local energy system. A city level approach would enable energy data sharing and utilise IoT technologies.

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