Drax announces 100% renewable electricity in 2020 Fuel Mix Disclosure
14th October 2020
We’re delighted to announce that our Fuel Mix Disclosure for the reporting period April 2019 to March 2020 was 100% renewable.
This means that all organisations who partner with Drax receive 100% renewable electricity and can report zero carbon emissions under greenhouse gas (GHG) protocol, scope two. The average power supplier sources just 38% of their electricity from renewable sources.
And, for the third year in a row, our product offering has been approved by EcoAct. EcoAct is an international consultancy that independently reviews our product offering, verifying that we’re 100% renewable.
We’re particularly proud of our renewable credentials this year. As organisations across the country have grappled with Covid-19 and its impacts, the majority of business leaders say that they’ve become more environmentally aware than they were before the pandemic.
As well as supplying 100% renewable electricity, we’re the UK’s largest single generator of renewable electricity. As such, we’re committed to ensuring a lower cost, zero carbon power future for all.
Our electricity sources: A breakdown
Renewable electricity generators are provided with a government certificate for each unit of electricity produced. These certificates, known as Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGOs) or Guarantees of Origin (GOOs), demonstrate that the electricity generated comes from a renewable source.
These certificates are passed to power suppliers when they purchase from renewable generators. Power suppliers must match each unit of electricity they supply with a REGO or GOO for their products or tariffs to be considered renewable.
We’re proud to be able to supply electricity to our customers that comes from sustainable, renewable, zero-carbon sources. We don’t buy any coal power.
Sources of electricity percentage and fuel mix disclosure for all contracts that we supply.
The environmental impact for our overall fuel mix is 0g CO2/kWh plus 0g high level radioactive waste/kWh.
The below table and diagram show the breakdown of our renewable sources we use in our electricity mix:
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You can see our Fuel Mix Disclosure in full here.