SSE ENHANCE GREEN CREDENTIALS WITH NEW RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY DEAL
Businesses signing up for fixed contracts with Perth-based SSE will now receive all their electricity from renewable sources operated by the company.
This announcement comes as the group makes it easier for its customers to hit their climate change targets by bringing together its services under a single SSE Energy Solutions brand.
SSE, which is the biggest generator of renewable electricity in the UK and Ireland, previously offered 100% renewable electricity as an optional extra to business customers.
Under the SSE Energy Solutions brand, all new fixed electricity contracts will now include 100% renewable electricity as standard.
All the electricity will be generated for its business customers by the group’s SSE Renewables arm, which operates offshore wind farms including Beatrice and Greater Gabbard, onshore wind farms such as Clyde and Keadby, and hydro-electric stations like Glendoe and Tummel Valley.
The electricity’s green credentials are independently verified by EcoAct, an Atos company, and customers are provided with Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGOs) certification.
SSE is investing £7.5 billion in the green transition by 2025 to help businesses and organisations in the UK tackle the climate emergency and meet their carbon dioxide reduction targets.
Nikki Flanders (pictured), Managing Director of SSE’s customer business, said: “We’re hearing loud and clear from our customers that they want to go green and so we’ve made the move to power all new fixed contracts with 100% renewable electricity from our UK wind farms and hydro plants.
“We see it as our job to make traceable green energy accessible to all organisations across the UK, including the 5.6 million small and medium sized businesses.
“For the UK to meet its net zero targets, it’s important all businesses are able to adopt traceable renewable energy and this move makes it easy for them to do so.”
As well as supplying 100% renewable electricity, SSE Energy Solutions will also help businesses and local authorities ensure their existing or new essential energy infrastructure is as efficient and resilient as possible. This includes installing the electric vehicle (EV) hardware and service provision for fleets, buses and public hubs that’s essential to enable the planned phasing out of petrol and diesel vehicles