What does 100% renewable mean?
All our electricity comes from 100% renewable sources, such as wind farms, hydro, solar or biomass. These sources are considered renewable, because there’s a limitless supply of wind, water and sun, while biological raw materials like wood, organic matter, household waste and manure used as biomass are easily replaced. While biomass releases carbon dioxide when burned, it produces far fewer carbon emissions than traditional fossil fuels.
Our renewable electricity is certified by Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGOs). These certificates make sure that, for every unit of non-renewable electricity taken from the grid, a unit of renewable energy is put in. That way, you can be sure that your energy use is matched to the equivalent amount of energy generated from renewable sources.
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Does renewable electricity come straight into my home?
No. All renewable electricity generated is connected to the grid, where it’s mixed with non-renewable electricity. British homes all draw electricity from this same pool.