Selling energy to businesses has long been the preserve of the energy broker - with businesses tending not to shop around for better energy deals and accepting the first rate offered. This is often costly and offers little or no chance to save money with businesses often paying excessive brokerage fees.

TrooCost decided to change this business practice by utilising web based technologies to offer a service to businesses that allows energy providers to bid for their energy business - turning the traditional process on its head by creating a software based bidding process.

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TrooCost was setup with the main aim of providing businesses with more choice when it comes to renewing energy contracts and changing energy providers for gas and electricity. Renewals for business energy consumption often happen without much choice or competition with the variable rate often being much higher than a fixed tariff.

Troocost approached Sapere to provide the expertise needed to analyse, design, develop and support a bespoke web based solution to be used by International Utility companies and National SMEs.

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SMEs with their own electricity and gas meters have limited choice when it comes to renewals or supplier change. An energy broker is often involved in the process using a pricing book to offer new rates often with a mark-up.

With no system to manage the process of matching SME's with Utility companies in the same way that the general public can use comparison websites there is little room for competition.


From the concept Sapere were able to fully scope out, design and develop a bespoke web based platform running on a cloud based environment.

The created software has two main purposes, the first allows SMEs (Small to Medium Enterprises) across the Country to register to receive offers from Utility companies supplying gas and electricity for their business needs.

The second purpose allows Utility companies to offer SMEs bespoke or matrix electricity or gas deals based on their own criteria such as location, consumption and contract end date.

An easy to use system that allows utility companies to offer tariffs to qualified SMEs and for SMEs to receive better offers for their business.


These are the platforms Sapere used to deliver the solution.

Business Benefits

The completed system provides the following benefits to the users:

  • Not Platform specific - The system can be used on any web or mobile browser.
  • Businesses Save Money - Energy providers bid for the work creating more competition.
  • System Free to use - There is no cost to use the system.
  • Accurate Comparisons - Algorithms ensure the price comparisons are 100% accurate.
  • No Hidden Costs - The platform removes any hidden costs.