Fuel mix disclosure
Supplying renewable electricity
To be able to report your organisation’s Scope 2 emissions as zero, you need to be sure about the source of the electricity your supplier provides.
At Drax Energy Solutions we supply our fixed or agreed energy contracts with 100% renewable source electricity. These are backed by Renewable Energy Guarantee of Origin (REGO) certificates.
Total fuel mix – Drax Energy Solutions
The table below shows the energy sources for the electricity Drax Energy Solutions supplied (and received certificates for) during the 12 months ending 31 March 2022.
|Fuel||Overall supply||Average for all UK suppliers|
|Environmental impact||Electricity supplied by Drax||Average for all UK suppliers|
|CO₂ emissions||25g per kWh||198g per kWh|
|Radioactive waste||0.00003g per kWh||0.00113g per kWh|
Note that 5.7% of our supply isn’t covered by the REGOs we’re allocated, and this comprises:
- Transmission and distribution losses (a small reduction in the voltage transmitted across the network from power generators to those consuming power).
- The supply to customers with legacy contracts that didn’t specify renewable power.
Renewable sources – Drax Energy Solutions
The table below shows the renewable technology sources for the renewable electricity Drax Energy Solutions supplied (and received certificates for) during the 12 months ending 31 March 2022.
|Technology||% of mix|
The energy regulator – Ofgem – issues REGOs for generation that occurs in the UK. A proportion of the electricity we supply comes from Drax Power Station, near Selby in North Yorkshire. Predominantly, the plant uses sustainable biomass sourced from established, responsibly-managed working forests. We also have power purchase agreements with around 2,300 independent, UK-based generators.
We get another type of renewable energy certificate (REC) – a Guarantee of Origin, or GOO – for the renewable electricity we source from Europe. More about RECs