We’re offering 100% renewables-backed electricity to eligible small business customers
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 offering our SME customers an electricity supply backed by 100% renewable sources as standard when agreeing or renewing their contract1.
But what do we mean by renewable?
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.
Businesses that are powered by renewable electricity are helping to create a sustainable future, as well as reducing their own carbon footprint.
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 businesses we power – has a huge part to play in helping combat the climate crisis and to help clear the air in our cities.
By offering customers a step towards 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.
1 Electricity sourced from E.ON’s renewable generation assets, supply agreements with independent UK wind generators and the purchase of renewable electricity certificates. The electricity supplied to homes and businesses comes from the National Grid. Eligible customers include SMEs who are fed by a non-half hourly meter agreeing a Fixed Business Plan directly with E.ON