Drax Group is to supply Allied Glass with 66GWh p.a. of 100% renewable electricity from its Galloway hydro scheme in Scotland.
The firms signed a Corporate Power Purchase Agreement (CPPA) which allows Allied Glass to use hydro-backed Renewable Energy Guarantee of Origin (REGO) certificates to support its carbon reduction goals/
“Renewable energy is increasingly important to organisations as they look for ways to decarbonise – and being on supply with our 100% renewable source power is a simple first step,” said Valpy Fitzgerald, Director of Renewables and Sustainable Commodities at Drax. “Our Galloway CPPA presents another opportunity for our customers to demonstrate their Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) credentials while making significant progress towards achieving net zero.
“Knowing exactly where our electricity comes from helps us continue towards our 2025 sustainability targets”
CPPAs offer the opportunity to point to a named source of renewable power, offering employees, customers, and investors more tangible evidence of the source of an organisation’s power. Being able to attribute renewable power to a named generator can also support organisations in their Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) goals.
“We chose to source our renewable power from Drax’s Galloway Hydro Scheme, as knowing exactly where our electricity comes from helps us continue towards our 2025 sustainability targets,” said Alan Henderson, CEO at Allied Glass. “We work closely with our suppliers to ensure that the materials and resources we use are sustainable. Renewable electricity is very much part of that process.
“We’re very happy that we can say our operations are powered by 100% renewable electricity. It’s important for us as a business to be able to operate with a low impact on the environment. Electricity and renewable certification from Drax helps us to demonstrate that to our customers, which is becoming more important.”
The 109MW Galloway Hydro Scheme was completed in 1936 and today produces enough electricity to power over 200,000 homes.