100% of homes, 100% renewable electricity

Posted 09/07/2019 by E.ON

Nowadays, there are many things you can do to support a more sustainable world. Some things are so simple, such as recycling or using a reusable coffee cup, that they may have become second nature to you.

And now, we’re providing all our customers’ homes with an electricity supply backed by 100% renewable sources as standard.

What we mean by renewable

We’ve been thinking about more ways to make a difference. So, from today all of our customers are receiving 100% renewable electricity as standard. Electricity from renewable sources means it’s been produced from sources including the sun, wind, organic matter like plants, the sea, rivers or even energy stored within the earth.

How we make sure its matched

Once energy has reached the national grid, it becomes hard to trace the source of that power. So to make sure your energy is renewable, we match the amount of electricity you use with our own renewable generation assets, along with the power we buy directly from a number of independent generators around the UK.

The rest is backed by renewable electricity certificates. Renewable energy certificates guarantee that electricity is generated from a renewable source – matching the amount of electricity supplied to customers with the equivalent amount from 100% renewable sources. This also rewards renewable power generators and promotes future investment in the supply of renewable energy for the grid as a whole.

So all of the power we supply will be from either our renewable assets or backed by renewable electricity certificates.

Sustainability is a top priority

The energy industry – including the homes and businesses we power – has a huge part to play in helping combat climate change.

By offering customers a step towards to becoming more sustainable in this way we’re ensuring we’re all doing our part when it comes to taking steps to tackling the climate crisis.

This is just one small step, and there’s much more that we can all do. From electric vehicle charging to heat pumps, smart thermostats and smart meters, these new technologies coupled with solar and battery would allow you to be more energy independent, lower your energy bills, easily track your energy use and help create a more sustainable future.

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