Sharing economy lets you buy power from your neighbor

Airbnb lets you rent a room from a stranger, ride sharing service Lyft and Uber are cheaper, and often faster than taxis. Now a Dutch company called Vandebron lets you buy and sell electricity to and from your neighbor—cutting out the utility company middleman. The way it works is consumers go to the website, say how long they want to get power through Vandebron (one to three year contracts), and then how much of what kind of electricity they need. Then you get to choose a producer—who you’re going to buy electricity from. After that Vandebron coordinates the switch from your current supplier to the one you chose on their site so you never go without power.

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Sharing economy lets you buy power from your neighbor

Airbnb lets you rent a room from a stranger, ride sharing service Lyft and Uber are cheaper, and often faster than taxis. Now a Dutch company called Vandebron lets you buy and sell electricity to and from your neighbor—cutting out the utility company middleman. The way it works is consumers go to the website, say how long they want to get power through Vandebron (one to three year contracts), and then how much of what kind of electricity they need. Then you get to choose a producer—who you’re going to buy electricity from. After that Vandebron coordinates the switch from your current supplier to the one you chose on their site so you never go without power.

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