Our responsible business commitment to publish our renewable energy measures
What is this commitment?
We will publish a range of supplementary metrics that highlight the percentage mix of our energy sources and also include information on our energy efficiency and the impact of our land acting as a “carbon sink”.
This contributes to the WaterUK Public Interest Commitment to achieve net zero carbon emissions for the sector by 2030.
Desired impact – For South East Water to ensure we are transparently reporting on our progress towards Net Zero carbon ambition for 2030.
How have we performed?
Progress is being made on our work to bring online renewable energy sources to support our operations key activities in the year include:
- A private wire solar option is being progressed and procurement planned for summer 2021 (subject to due-diligence).
- We worked towards switching our energy portfolio to Ofgem’s renewable energy guarantee of origin (REGO) and we are pleased to say that 100 per cent of energy we purchase through the grid is now carbon-zero since April 2021
- Procurement of direct commercial Green PPAs (purchase power agreements) underway – like our REGO product this will be carbon zero energy, however we will know exactly where our energy comes from and will also include brand new renewable energy and thereby contributing to the additional renewable energy generation capacity in the UK. This purchased energy will ultimately replace our REGO product
We have published our carbon net-zero routemap which in addition to energy covers aspects of carbon such as transport and generators.
Impact of Covid-19
There has been no impact of Covid-19 on this programme of work.